March is my Birthday Month! I’ll be 49 on March 12, a milestone I’m quite proud of, because twenty years ago, I learned my Kidney’s were failing due to Alport Syndrome, as described in my book on the link. My Kidneys would fail two years later, in June 2001 and I would receive a transplant two years later in August 2003.
Having the past twenty years of Birthdays have been quite an experience, each year brings something new. I’ve lived in Nebraska, Texas and Washington State, I’ve had three serious relationships and cherished each one. I’ve experienced love and loss. I’ve had a transplant, heart surgery, seizures and lived. I live with Major Depressive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Season Affective Disorder to the best of my ability. I’m proud of what I have lived through.
I’ve written 15 books in multiple genres–mystery, mythology, children’s, cozy, gay, biography. I have more to write, I just need to deal with the mental health issues so I can write, which isn’t always easy.
I’ve experienced so much, even marriage! I had no idea that gay marriage would be legal in the United States in my lifetime. Our marriage didn’t work out, sadly and my ex-husband passed away in January 2018, as you know, if you’ve been watching my blog and social media accounts. I took his death quite hard and I sought comfort in food. I gained six pounds back but now I’m going to return to my exercise and healthy eating routines again. My goal is still to lose 15 (now 20) pounds and get down or close to 145 by the end of this year. Safe and sound weight loss for this middleager!
Life has it’s ups and downs, we go with the flow, making the best out of what is thrown at us.