Just looking at her and listening to her, I assumed that she was about my age or younger. However, I soon learned that she was almost 10 years older than me. Of course, I wanted to know her story. Here is a snapshot of Ms. Brenda’s life. She started her career as a lobbyist in the oil and gas industry in Washington, . In her late 50s, she relocated to South Africa. At age 58, she went back to school for a degree in gemology. Her passion is and always has been entertaining. Today, she is a gemologist and jazz singer. When not exploring diamond mines in Ghana, she is living life (jetting between South Africa and Ghana) and performing.