The author holds an MAE degree in education. As an educator, she was entrusted with this country’s greatest natural resource, its children. Her smiles, enthusiasm, and integrity reach out to people everywhere. The author’s recent retirement allows her time to indulge in a favorite activity, that of writing. Her early experiences, as a child growing up in the silence of a Christian Science home, predisposed her to a life of secrets. It’s time now to come out of the closet of lavender secrets, living life fully today, having no regrets for having done so.