I was born a poor black child. Wait, that’s another story…. I grew up in a small town in West Texas to a conservative family. I spent most of my life in therapy wondering if I had been switched at birth because I wasn’t like these people. I was a drama queen. Like literally. I was enrolled in drama classes from as early as I can remember. Even my kindergarten was different. We learned Spanish and got to dress up and have a Fiesta and do dances at the end of the year. My family was so even keeled and calm and I was all over the place.
I wanted to be an actress but my parents said that wasn’t realistic or practical so I graduated High School and attended TCU till I flunked out there and a couple more schools. Worked at a bank, got married and had a baby by the time I was 25. Divorced by the time I was 26 and wondering what to do with my life. I ended up back in school and graduating with honors (surprise surprise) at the age of 34. I’ve been a fitness center owner, a pastor (yep, you read that right), a small business marketer, worked in the medical field and now in real estate development.
Fast forward a decade-ish and I end up reconnecting with my best friend and college sweetheart and fiancé and we marry. Throw in major health issues, 2 moves across Texas, parents dying, family quarrels and you end up with me – a more than middle aged woman who has a little wisdom, sees things with a sense of humor most of the time and has some shit to say. My blog will fill in the gaps of the 53 years I just described as well as thoughts about day to day life. Some of my posts will be thought provoking, some will bring a tear to your eye and others will make you laugh (hopefully). I also want women to know they aren’t alone and that they have someone they can talk to. So come along for the ride! It won’t be dull – I can promise that!