the good, the bad, and the ugly…married 27 years, with 5 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. i have a passion for writing that both inspires and heals (me). struggling with depression, anxiety, and chronic illness, i am just an ordinary girl seeking to bring understanding to the darkness inside myself, while hoping to navigate the way with enough love to accept me for who i am and not who i wish i was. my writing is sometimes dark, sometimes personal, sometimes humorous, but (i hope) always real. any writer will tell you that although putting pen to paper can be a very therapeutic outlet, a public forum like a blog can be very exposing. my hope is that in sharing my writings, which by extension is sharing myself, others will gain for themselves understanding, acceptance, and hope…and maybe in the process laugh a little. now that would be extraordinary.