About Me

Who am I?  There are many ways to define who I am. 

It has taken me a very long time to get to know myself again.  Most people know me as a woman over 60, a life partner, an ex wife, a mother, a Nana, an Event Coordinator, an artist,  a traveler.

But I am also a survivor.  I married young and found myself in two emotionally and mentally abusive marriages for a very long time. I am not a quitter, so I made the mistake (both times) of thinking that if I just stayed and worked hard at it, l could make my husband(s) happy, and make it work.

Until I gained the confidence in myself and the love for myself  was never happy and I stayed in very unhealthy relationships.

I reached a point in  my life where I knew I had forgotten what I loved in life. Something was missing. 

Slowly,  one step at a time, one day at a time,  one therapy session at a time I came to life again. 

I remembered the things in life that made my heart sing.  I remembered my goals and dreams and love for life. 

I threw my emotions into my clay, my sculptures, my pottery and I traveled to places with water, whether it be a beach,  a lake or just a stream running through a mountain.  Water was very healing.

Water and Earth!  Two essential elements of our existence.  And those two elements brought me back to life.

Thank you for joining me on this journey.  My hope is that I can open up my past in order to share my present and to show that it is possible to find your soul again.  It is possible to remember what made your heart sing.

Who else am I?

I am a Mother of two amazing adult children, And I am a Nana to 6 perfect grandchildren.  My heart is so full!   I thank God every day for the gift that this has been.

I live in Louisville, Kentucky with my partner, Roger.  We went to the same grade school together. After 8th grade graduation, we didn’t cross paths again until 36 years later. We had both joined a St Martha Class of ’73 group on Facebook.   Out of nowhere I get a message from him one night asking if I remembered him.  Of course I did!  I had a crush on him back then but was too shy to talk to him.  After writing each other about our lives the past 36 years we realized that we had both experienced similar challenges.  This led to an amazing friendship and eventually dating.

We now own a home together as well as an incredible condo in Florida.

So – this goes to show that there is happiness at the end of the tunnel.  We just have to gain the strength to move forward and experience what is to come!


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