Life Musings

Reflections of a single woman on her journey through life.

Category: Personal

The End of an Era

I think the time has come for me to say goodbye to this site. I haven’t touched it in nearly 2 years; and just don’t feel the draw to it anymore. I love the friends I’ve made through blogging… many of whom I’ve since met in person and remain friends with. The latest: I adopted another rescue pittie 4 months after losing my boy. He’s a joy and brings a […]

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Saying Goodbye

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, there was a definite sense of relief for the entire family.  From fighting in WWII to taking over a company […]

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First Anniversary

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 recently, I purchased a dirt bike.  I’ve also faced my greatest demon, made a new group of friends, let go […]

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The Author Is You

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 really incorporates some of my own personal battles. Of course, the yellow is also for supporting the troops.  So, all […]

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Facing the Past

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 set foot in that bar again. Part of me wasn’t sure I ever would… but, I realized I had to… […]

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I Don’t Know How to Say Goodbye

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 of mine, Amber, had succumbed to mental illness and taken her own life.  Sadly, she had hidden her demons from […]

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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 Roxy). A year older with a few more miles on her… this is the more refined, slightly more powerful Roxanne.  […]

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Time for a Change

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 adopt a new name.  While Passionate Desire has always held very strong meaning to me, the older I get, the […]

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I’m In a Relationship

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 been seriously involved with anyone since then.  That’s 5 years, people!!  Don’t get me wrong… I haven’t “gone without”, but […]

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