So far, 2016 has been nothing but loss for me.  On January 29, my grandfather passed away at the age of 96.  He lived an incredible and very healthy life.  The downfall to being so healthy was that the dying process was quite lengthy for him.  When he finally passed, […]

Saying Goodbye

This morning it dawned on me… one year ago today my divorce was finalized.  So, I’ve officially been legally single for an entire year. In that time, I’ve traded my car (co-owned with my ex-husband) for my truck, I bought a motorcycle (getting myself back on two-wheels again), and most […]

First Anniversary

When I started this blog in May 2001, I did so to provide myself with an outlet I couldn’t find elsewhere. Essentially, a place where I could write an anonymous diary. Over time, I found a circle of bloggers I enjoyed following and slowly came to be acquainted with.  Over […]


In honor of the loss of my dear friend, along with my own personal battle with depression… I’ve added yet another bit of ink to my body. The teal represents anxiety; the green, depression; and the yellow, suicide. Additionally, the teal also represents sexual assault, PTSD, and OCD. So it […]

The Author Is You

With the help and support of a good friend, I faced my past over the weekend. After some discussion, we decided it was time for me to go back to the bar/restaurant where my nightmare began that night in January of 2006. After nearly 10 years, I had yet to […]

Facing the Past

I haven’t been able to compose myself enough to write much over the last couple weeks… and I don’t feel I’m ready to write as much as I’d like to just yet. On June 15, I received a call that devastated me and left me heartbroken.  A lifelong dear friend […]

I Don’t Know How to Say Goodbye

After a 4 year hiatus from riding… I’m finally back!! In recent weeks, I’ve slowly started to put feelers out for used bikes.  I knew I wouldn’t be able to buy brand new again… and I truly wanted the same year, make, and model of what I had before (with […]


I turned 37 last week… not a monumental milestone, but enough of one to cause me to re-evaluate quite a bit about my life and where I’m currently at.  (Obviously, I’m looking at buying a home… and that’s huge.) After considerable thought, I’ve decided it’s time for this site to […]

Time for a Change

From age 15 until basically 31, I’ve been in a relationship.  The first one being from 15 to 16; then another from 17 to 22; and then I was married from 24 until we separated when I was 31. Though we stayed married for some years after, I have not […]

I’m In a Relationship