I’m a middle-aged woman, divorced after a long marriage. I miss my grown kids, and I’m back in college. Every day is an uphill climb. Every day, I fight fears about my future – finances, education, job, romantic involvements. I am functioning because of determination and because of some sick flicker of hope inside of me. Yay for me. Yes, that was sarcastic. I’m studying to be a mortician. I’ve worked at a psych hospital, then at a hospice facility, and I need to be re-writing the sagging middle of a fiction novel. I have written poetry, articles for newspapers, magazines, and encyclopedias, and product descriptions (among other fun endeavors with my pen).
I love helping others. I love people in general. While every day recently is a climb uphill, I do believe there is happiness and contentment for me on the way to the top of the hill (whatever that is). This blog chronicles my experiences on the rollercoaster of losing weight (and gaining it), dealing with being divorced and learning to live on my own, being a college student in my forties, and coping with major depression.