First of all, I'd like to thank you for visiting my little space!
This has been a project in the makings for nearly 20 years. I couldn't possibly tell you the number of blogs, groups, and sites I've created but not fully finished. They just never "felt right."
I've lived a somewhat complex life. You can read more about that in the blog. I'm now in my mid-40's and just finally finding my footing.
The concept of the courses I offer isn't that I'm an expert and I'm going to train you to be one too...it's actually the exact opposite!
Due to life choices, much self-loathing, and finally, an epiphany, I feel I'm more of a "what-not-to-do" expert. Then to further the fun, I'll teach you to survive that big AHA! moment when you realize you're a complete and utter headcase and hot mess just like me!
where it began
I started blogging sometime in my 20s. My oldest daughter was still in diapers and due to severe prematurity, going through 3 separate therapy sessions per week. As if empathizing with her struggles wasn't enough, I was a freshman in college and had no idea what I wanted my major to be. I'm certain I changed it every other week. At that time in my life, I barely knew what the next second held. I lived in a whirlwind of playdates, therapy sessions, and doctor's appointments peppered with the occasional bar run when I had a babysitter so I could forget for a moment that I was a young, unwed mother without a clue of what to do next. All I knew was that nearly every night I'd write. Some nights it was poetry. Some would barely get one sentence. But, no matter what, I'd always write.
After the stack of yellow steno pads and random 5-subject notebooks got ridiculously high, I finally purchased my very first desktop computer, a Gateway that came in a really neat spotted box via UPS. It looked and sounded like success. Writing had a whole new meaning and the mode of delivery...well, the internet wasn't the same old, almost passe' medium that it is today. It was novel and amazing and frighteningly addictive. More than anything, it was a place you could say anything, to anyone, without any constraint. And that was amazing.