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Welcome to Memoirs of a Memory!  I hope you will find something here you enjoy and that you will return again and again.

I was born in Texas, and grew up on the Kansas plains and the Wyoming mountains; and in 1995 I made Colorado my home for over twenty years.  I also spent a couple years in California, had a five year stint in New Mexico (Roswell sux) and spent several months in Salt Lake City while my daughter was in the hospital.  (Beautiful place.)  I still call Wyoming home, though.

Recently, I sold everything I own except a twin bed and a few necessities, quite my job with the county, grabbed my faithful pal Captain (My German Sheppard mix) and headed for the Ozark mountains.  I only took what I could pack into a small U Haul trailer and the back of my pickup truck; which I have affectionately dubbed Tawanda.  (If you haven’t seen the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, you need to!)

I lived in a tent for a few months and now that I am in a house, I like to write in my spare time between looking for jobs and working temp jobs.  The market out here is terrible!  (Unless you’re a nurse or can run a chicken farm.  Guess that leaves me out!)  It is my dream to be an author and I figure I may as well practice here.  Thanks for being my guinea pigs!  haha

At thirty five years of age, I found myself single, laid off from my job as a paralegal, and decided to do one thing I had always wanted to do.  I went back to school, and this time, after five fun filled years because they didn’t want to take even half of the credits of classes I had already taken, I actually graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  I figured I was going to be forty in five years whether I had a degree or not; may as well get the degree.

I don’t think I am anything special or that I am smarter than anyone either.  In fact, I thought I was dumb most of my life.  I think I am an average everyday woman who has had plenty of obstacles to overcome, trials, and some tribulations along the way.  I still haven’t “made it.”

These are some of the things I write about in my blog!  To find out a little bit more, take a look at my “About” page!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come again!

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About

I am a woman on the verge of fifty. (And insanity?!)  I have a lot of junk in the trunk, that’s for  sure.  Both physically and metaphorically speaking, so as you may have guessed, this is where I reflect on some of this “junk.”  But hey, life is a trip. You can hardly get through it without some luggage.  The key is finding those who will love you enough to help you unpack!  And remember, one man’s “junk” is another man’s treasure!

This is also a place my kids can come to read what is ultimately always a letter to them; sharing with them what I have learned, how I feel, and who their mama really was beyond “The Mother.”  A chance for them to see their mother as the child, the teenager, the woman; and perhaps understand more adeptly the world that was created for them to grow up in.

This is a place where I will be sharing some of my deepest thoughts, regrets, feelings, hopes and dreams, and yes, even some secrets.  I am only writing this after having my blog up a few months, and still am unsure about whether or not to share some.  Only time will tell.

Most people I meet seem to be genuinely shocked to hear about some of the things I have been through. I don’t know why, but they are.  I don’t profess to have lived through a horrible situation like a kidnapping, or being shot, or surviving a life threatening disease. (Thank you Lord.)  I have, however, had my fair share of tragedies and a heart so broken it barely held together anymore.

I don’t profess to have a magical secret as to how to navigate life.  I honestly look at some of the crap I have dealt with and wonder how I’m not crazy!  Maybe I am?!  But I have managed to figure out a few things along the way and make some observations.  I a very large portion of my life without a voice of my own and never knowing who I am.  I am finally coming full circle of the truth about that.  It’s not so much who I am on my own.  I almost always get it wrong.  It’s  about who I am in my Father.

I am a child of the most high God.  I am fearfully and wonderfully made!  I am like a tree planted by the rivers of water, and my leaves also shall not wither.  Everything I do shall prosper!  I am a conqueror!  I am loved beyond measure, adored, and treasured!

This is my new life mission statement and my life’s goal is to make sure my girls and other women around the world know this too!

So, if you like, sit back and drink a cup of Joe and do some reading!  (Or maybe a glass of wine.)  I’m a rather long winded type, and admittedly, I can ramble.  If you are looking for a short blurb to read, this probably isn’t for you, and I wish you all the best.  Hopefully anyone who takes a gander can find some value in what I have to say, or find something to chuckle about, or at the very least find some entertainment value.

Thanks for stopping by, and Shalom!  (That just means I wish you peace.)  🙂

 

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This is a contact page with some basic contact information and a contact form.