I thought about writing this blog long before I took the initiative to actually sit down and write and that’s mostly because of continual encouragement from my husband who really wanted me to write my auto biography. The thought of writing a book felt overwhelming because I wasn’t confident in my ability to tell my… Continue reading Me too… over and over again. #MeToo
Have you ever looked back on your life and wanted to kick yourself in the ass for associating with someone for way too long? Do you ever wonder why you tolerated things from people that you wouldn’t tolerate at all today? Yea, me too. A lot happened after I returned home to California. It’s true… Continue reading Church Makes Everything Better, Right?
I moved back to California and left it all behind in Washington. I left my furniture behind, packing only what I could fit in my Chevy Cavalier. It was me, my clothes and personal items, again. I was driving the Cascade Mountains the reverse route, back to California. I’m not sure how I felt or… Continue reading Going Back to Cali…
If you’ve been following my story, you know that I left my hometown in Fremont, California to start over in Vancouver, Washington. I was 19 and looking forward to the adventure. The links below will take you back to the beginning of my story so you can easily catch up. Just now joining me? Welcome!… Continue reading 19 Years Old and Free!
I’m going to take this opportunity to give my parents a break, first of all. Our circumstances were just shitty. Nobody ever wrote a training manual on marriage or parenting that was a perfect science and I can’t say I’ve ever found one that throws a spinal cord injury and a divorce into the mix.… Continue reading Your Kids are Watching, Remember? Divorce and Co-Parenting
Before I go further to talk about what happened after I left California, I want to go back to an important topic. Having children. I beg of you, if you decide to have kids, let them be kids! Your children were not put on this earth to pick up the slack or handle the overflow… Continue reading To Parent or not to Parent?
Jobs? I’ve had more than my share. When I was 14 I started working in the summer as a filing clerk for the construction company where my mom worked in accounts payable. This was before computers so I became a paperwork champion. My task list was small and I got bored quickly. I got nosey… Continue reading Someone Forgot to Tell me About College
Before I go any further with the present, I want you to understand my beginning. I want you to understand why I deeply empathize with the human struggle and why I take it very personal when people judge people who have less or are struggling. In August, 1980, my dad broke his neck after diving into our… Continue reading Childhood. What’s that?
You are alone. Scary, right? It's true. I woke up at 40 years old and this reality hit me like a truck. I am alone. That doesn't mean that I don’t have anybody. It doesn't mean that you don’t have anybody. What it means is that when life gets real and you face the hardest… Continue reading When a Ginger Snaps