About Me: Single Mother. Sister. Writer. Storyteller. Ballroom Dancer. Feminist. Former Home Schooling Mom. Tapper (EFT). Talker Out Louder. Sleep deprived. Show stealer. Survivor. Preacher's Daughter. Army brat. Day dreamer. Sun soaker upper. Tattooed. Morning person. Loud. Fidgety. Red wine drinker. Bath taker. Big loud belly laugh-er. Laughing snorter. Hiker. Mountain Climber. Scout Mom. Spartan. Tough Mudder.
Loves: Flip flops. Chocolate, dark & regular. Red wine. Two-stepping & Foxtrot. Peach whiskey with an ice cube. Warm lemon water. The spices that flavor the Jordanian restaurant in Manitou Springs. Cowboy boots. Hammocks. Hoodies. Apples to Apples. Wide flat paths to ride my bike. Big soft sweaters. Children's laughter. Babies. Yoga pants. Lego's. Reading. Long car trips. Dinosaurs. Hot Springs. Garlic.
This is a blog about my journey.
It started as a blog about my divorce and dating, but as most of us do given time and distance from the divorce, life begins to be about so much more than getting by and getting through. I am firmly rooted on the other side of my divorce and can now take the time to do the internal work that guides me to creating the life I knew I could live and blossoming into the woman I have fought so hard to be.
I have risked and lost everything that seemed safe and proper and in that have found a strength and worth. I deserve the fabulous life I am dreaming of and creating.
My vision for this blog is growing and changing and I could have waited until I had it all plotted out and thought through, but instead because I answer to no one, I have just begun where I am, my mind too full of thoughts I want to share and a no real plan. Stay with me and see if I can slow down enough to get this all organized or maybe I need to be down the road a year or so to really see what there is to organize. I have decided to jump in and figure out the rest when it becomes important to my vision.
I am newly back in the work force after taking a decade off to raise my children. I am trying to blend two families with some serious big spirited children. I am trying to let go, learn to forgive and thrive. I hope that you cry and laugh along side me.
I would love to have you come join me on Facebook page at www.facebook.com/strongstartingnow or on Instagram at @strongstartingnow My blog post to each of these sites when I add something new!