I think it might really be TAKE 3. The last three years have been a rollercoaster. Dad’s brain injury, brother’s depression, my ruptured appendix and near death experience, downsizing, moving, dealing with fertility issues, Thomas Fire…and those are just the highlights.
When I put together this page it was to be an outlet for me to write and create. I let the world swirling around me to interrupt me. It doesn’t help that I am dyslexic and ADHD. Staying focus takes a lot of energy. When my energy feels depleted, I loose my focus. This year I am not going to let that happen.
My dad is “fully” recovered. He won’t every be his old self. The new self isn’t too bad. Just do not ask him short term memory questions or change the subject to fast on him.
My brother is moving thru his depression. It’s his story. Having a family member with depression affects all the family in very different ways. I also realized during the past year, I was dealing with my own depression.
We found a place to really call home. The transition to a small town was not easy. We are still building friends. I get to walk everywhere.
I didn’t die from a ruptured appendix. I did end up with a hernia and serious scare tissue. I gained thirty pounds.
Our rental didn’t burn to the ground during the Thomas Fires. Our rental at our old location did burn down. We survived.
What really changed was I realized that will all the rough patches going on, I was surrounded by people who cared for me. People who emotionally supported me. I realized it was time to get off my duff and change the trajectory of my life.
I love to write. I love to create. Sharing stories. I am finally putting down the articles I wrote in my head. Expressing my views on the things I use around me, the people I meet along the way and the past I want to remember.
My 2018 hashtag #finetuninglife