Updated Feb. 16, 2017
In 2007 I found myself in a bad place. At that point I had been struggling with post-partum depression and anxiety from having my son in 2004 and was out of options as far as help was concerned. I wrote about that experience here. I started this blog then, in 2007, to have a place to talk about what I was going through, my feelings and to give me a way to cope. It helped me get through a time that I wasn’t sure I could get through. It was private for a long time, so as not to step on anyone’s toes. This place was a lifesaver to me and become a haven for my thoughts and feelings on everything. It is hard to believe I have been here this long.
My journey has definitely changed paths a few times along the way and I think this blog has reflected that. For those who have stuck with me all this time (and I know there are a few of you), thanks for sticking it out. For those of you who are new here, thanks for coming by. Feel free to take off your coat and shoes and stay for a while.
I am a daughter. I was born and raised in the South (USA). My dad is a retired truck driver and part-time farmer in Tennessee. My mother died in March of 2016.
I am a sister. I am the youngest of 3 girls. My sisters are 7 & 10 years older than me. I am not always on good terms with them for a variety of reasons. It helps that I live 800 miles away.
I am a wife. My husband and I were married in 2003 though we were together for a few years prior. He is my second husband and my rock. I have learned a lot about myself being with him and was able to grow in a great many ways.
I am a mom. My son was born at the end of 2004, my daughter mid-2008. I like being a SAHM since I get to witness my children growing and changing first hand. Some of my favorite moments are times when it is just me and the kids.
I am a Buddhist…though I am still learning. I guess you could say I am a Buddhist-in-Training. I have found more peace in my life being a Buddhist than any other spiritual/religious path I have wandered so far.
I am a bibliophile. I love to read almost anything and collect books as if I will never see them again. My books are like old friends to me. I have realized – to my horror – that some of my books are actually falling apart with the pages coming out from frequent reading.
I am a writer though I have to admit I suck at it. I am trying though and maybe one day I will be able to write something witty and thought-provoking.
I am an editor. I have been editing Hubs self-published books and have found I really enjoy it.
I am a student. I am currently taking classes to up my writing and editing game and considering going for a M.A. to be a teacher.
I am a gamer. My husband and I both play many games, some of which we play together. We actually met playing the MMORPG Everquest. I like all kinds of games from the silly puzzles to shooters and Role Play. I am up for anything.
I am a dreamer. I am always trying to find inspiration is everyday things. The mundane is probably the most magical part of life yet very few see it.