My Empty Nest

I was married the first time in December 1982, almost 28 years ago. Today, my oldest son is 26, married and has a 3 year old son. My youngest son will be 21 next month and still lives with me. So for more than half of my life, I have lived with either a husband and/or...

No Regrets

How many times in your life have you said “I wish…”? That used to be one of my theme songs. I wish I’d done this. I wish I hadn’t done that. I wish this had happened. I wish I’d gone there. I wish I’d said this. I wish I hadn’t said that. One thing I will never regret...

My Independence Day

One year ago today my divorce was final. I thought it was ironic that it was the first work day after the July 4th holiday. I couldn’t wait to get a certified copy of my divorce decree so I could go change my name on my driver’s license, credit cards, and everything...

I’m Not Perfect

We all heard the fairy tales when we were little girls. Cinderella. Snow White. Sleeping Beauty. The list goes on and on. They all have a common theme: if you’re nice – and good – Prince Charming will whisk you away to a life of love and happiness. None of the...

At Long Last

This is the first *big* step in pursuing my true passion, my dream. This website has been a work-in-progress for several months, during which time I’ve gone from terrified, to frustrated, to wondering what in the world I was doing, to knowing this is something bigger...