Who Am I?

My name is Jeanie and I go by Gypsychant in my post. I have been and sometimes still am a drummer, life coach, midwife, childbirth educator, yoga instructor, house builder, owner of a children store and reggae store, mother, sister, daughter, lover and blogger. All of this does not define who I am; it just describes where I’ve been.

Drumming class

Why name the blog Gypsy Chant?

I love to chant and do so as often as possible; in my car with a CD, at the Bahamas in a temple, in St John under the stars, with my drum circle family.

I love the gypsy life and in the past lived it to the fullest. I took a break when my second child turned four. We settled down on the island of St John in the Virgin Islands from the 80’s to 2005. Raised a family that expanded to seven every summer and shrank to four during the school year. Made it back to the states (Florida) for about ten years and moved four times but still remained fairly rooted. After all the chickens had flown the coop, in 2015 we sold our home and choose the home-free lifestyle for about a year then settled back part-time in St John and part-time in Florida with a lot more open spaces to travel.
One thing Starbo and I have noticed that has changed for us as we enter our late 50’s, early 60’s; it is nice to have our own space, it doesn’t matter if that space has wheels, canvas walls or solid walls, as long as it is our designated space. Starbo likes it when that space does not move, I love it when it shifts often. So this will be the challenge. I see it as a fun challenge.

Having a laugh at our community table
Letting go
Juma and I create this logo 2012 when we had a drum store



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