I am a mother and wife in her mid-forties. I have several sons of my own and I have been a step-mom to more than six children over my adult life. I am a wife, an ex-wife, an exes wife, a beloved second mother, an evil step mom, a school age mom, a college mom, a military mom, and–worst of all–an empty-nesting mom.

I am a survivor of domestic abuse. I am an artist. I am a misunderstood introvert/extrovert. I am a Keto-er. I struggle daily with thyroid disease and ,consequently, chronic fatigue. I have had well over 40 kidney stones in my lifetime (now that is something worth bragging about!). I love chocolate and drinks on the weekend (chocolate everyday, though).

I feel like I am every woman. I have carried enough burdens to have probably walked in your shoes a time or two. You will see me at my best and you will see me at my worst. There will be no hiding or editing to make life appear better than it is.

That is why I have started this blog: Me, sharing a life fully and truthfully lived with you.