About Me


I began this blog in February 2010 because I was having issues with turning sixty.  From a woman who had celebrated each decade with much fanfare and celebration, this was puzzling to me.

I’ve never denied my age, felt my age, or looked my age, so why was turning sixty such a difficult milestone?  I’ll admit, even though we’re living much longer now, I seriously doubt I’ll see my 120th birthday.  Does that mean I’m no longer middle aged?  On the downhill slide??

I still don’t have the answers to those questions but I know that blogging has changed my life in more wonderful ways than I can count.  By sharing my life stories I’ve realized what an amazing life I’ve lived so far.  Discovering how my stories have helped others is the icing on the cake.

If you’re new here you may have missed the posts about my childhood. They’re not pretty, but they are real, and I believe those early struggles made me who I am today…a grateful and happy woman.  I believe going through difficulty makes you stronger, and if the saying, “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger”, is true… I should be able to bench press a Mac Truck by now.

Here are the posts that I’m referring to, for you to read as you choose, or not.: Parents that are Grand!;  Sounds of Silence,  Moving Day,  Mary, Daryl and Daryl,  Kindergarten, Captain Kangaroo, and Culture Shock,  Heeere’s Daddy!, Part 2, Daddy the end,  My Brother/My Son,  Part 2, Part 3, The end, for now,  The Worst Step-father EVER, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, The END.

I know it’s a lot to take in, so pace yourself. It took me a while to let these stories out, I understand it you can’t or don’t want to read them all. I just thought you might want to know the back stories this blog has helped me ‘let out’, which was quite cathartic. I know these posts have helped a few people deal with some of their own demons, and if my life stories can help ANYONE else move forward, I am honored!

I hope you’ll join me for this adventure… subscribe via email or RSS… join the Facebook page… follow me on Twitter…sign up for my newsletter, too, and share your stories with me.  I look forward to getting to know you.

If you aren’t comfortable joining the discussion in comments, please feel free to email me.