42 and Counting: Why I’m Celebrating Another Year

As I approach my 42nd birthday this week, I do so as a survivor of congenital heart disease, depression, and anxiety. I am glad to be alive for if my suicide attempt twenty-six years ago had been successful, I would have missed my sisters’ weddings, the birth of their children, meaningful friendships, and life-changing theatreContinue reading “42 and Counting: Why I’m Celebrating Another Year”

Motivational Monday: The Day of My Birth

BORN OF MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT I celebrate the day of my birth Thankful to be present Despite the hurdles at the onset Getting older doesn’t cause me dread It fills me with anticipation instead   I arrived ahead of schedule My spirit ready before my body Required nourishment for both As thunder rolled andContinue reading “Motivational Monday: The Day of My Birth”