Welcome to my life.
We all have a story to tell. What makes stories most compelling are the storyteller’s themselves. It’s not that my life is that extraordinary or unique. On the contrary, quite ordinary in many ways, really. A middle-aged woman, married over twenty-seven years, raised a couple of amazing kids, suburban living at its finest. Over time, the trickle of unhappiness, more fluid each year, repressed, kept at arm’s length while she, her self-dissipates. Finding solace outside her marriage only to discover its faint remedial so-called solution, a mere distraction from herself; eventually, a confession, the demise of a marriage, the estrangement from her children. Extreme actions lead to similar consequences and I am living those today. A family coming to terms with what remains, attempting to navigate new territory.
In this blog, my journey begins shortly before separation, Aug. 2011. Like many bloggers, mine began tame enough. Meandering thoughts quickly transitioned to the immediacy of what was happening in my life at the time: the beginning of the dissolution of my marriage and family. There’s nothing organized about separation and/or divorced, no simple spreadsheet preceding dissolution. So I began writing from where I was in that instant: its purpose to capture a moment, a feeling, a thought, the intention to get inside of me, to learn, grow, live.
Being oneself equals a happy, joyful and life of peace most days. Not so simple: actually doing just that – being truly who one is… without reservation or fear of judgment. That’s why I’m here, to share my discoveries with you, simply just that. A safe haven to explore, question, feel, write. If you happen to follow along, that’s cool too. Feel free to engage with me as I shall kindly reciprocate. I relish the exchange. Thank you for stopping by. Much appreciated.