Becky (Beamer) Witt
Thanks, Organizational Triumvirate, for your creation!
Where to start? I moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB after high school, and am still here. I met my husband, Keith Witt (Royal Oak Class of '68), towards the end of college. We've been together for 34 years now. We have two wonderful children, Ethan: 22, and Zoe: 19.
Who am I? Decades ago (!) Keith asked me what interested me and what I thought about most. I answered, "Food, clothes, and raising my consciousness." That still sounds pretty good, but I'd alter it a bit. Consciousness and spirituality and personal growth are definitely the top of my list and always will be. I really love reading and studying and learning about things. Food is good. I have a very particular body that demands healthy food, so in defense I have learned to make things tasty too. One of my favorite classes of all time was a cooking class at the local city college culinary institute—what a blast! Clothes, well I join most women in enjoying them, but I can't say they are at the top of the list. I would replace them with nature and gardening. Because being in nature is so important to me we have begun to look for a small piece of land somewhere other than Santa Barbara.
My vocation? Still somewhat of a mystery. I was a stay-at-home-mom for the child-rearing years, and have always done the bookkeeping for my husband's business as well as maintaining everything. I produce a line of flower remedies, but feel that my full service path will emerge in the coming years. This empty nest time is a period of transition on so many levels. My husband Keith is a clinical psychologist in private practice and an author. We are enjoying this period of re-bonding now that the kids are mostly gone. I like him!
I've come to all the reunions and thoroughly enjoyed them. I always learn so much from talking to people and seeing how we develop. I'm looking forward to the next one! Love to you all,
Becky (Beamer) Witt
Becky, Keith, Zoe, Ethan -- 2007
Becky's brother, Dave (CHS '70) and Becky -- Thanksgiving 2007