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.



15 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey,

    Just wanted to let you know that I have added you to my blogroll. I have started my own blog concerning bipolar/depression and relate to the magic pills and also just feeling OK.

    I’m new at this and would love to know how you increased your numbers and also if you have found relief in creating your blog.

    Hope to year from you.

  2. jakerasmus, feel free to write any time. Find my email addy on my website at http://www.leamilford.com

    Yes, this blog is very much therapy for me. It’s also a way to join a community of others with similar interests. Post regularly and visit others’ blogs (and let them know it when you like their posts). As you are seemingly already doing.

  3. You sound like a candidate for a focus group I am putting together. We are going to look at the question of “What Next?” as we look at our future. If you’re interested, drop me a note. You can also check out my blog to read my story.

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