Hello! Here I am, a 50+ year old mother of four, beginning to discover life after raising children. I consider this my “Chapter 3”. Think of a Chapter as roughly 25 years. Chapter 1 was my childhood and the beginning of my married life. Chapter 2 consisted of giving birth, raising children, and seeing my last baby reach her eighteenth birthday. While working, living, sleeping, and breathing as a full-time care-giver for the past 25 years, I’ve also dabbled in poetry, writing, photography, gardening, singing and bird-watching. Now, in Chapter 3, I can do more than dabble. And I’m excited about the possibilities!
I write this blog primarily for my own benefit, in order to get my head wrapped around the idea of myself as a separate living entity. I also write so that those who have already “been there, done that” may offer hope, encouragement, and other comments. And for those who are with me (or soon to be with me) in redefining their roles as women, wives, mothers, and adult children, I hope to strike a familiar chord or two.