Hello there! I am Michelle.
I grew up on the East Coast and during my mid 20’s I moved across country and settled in the desert of the Southwest and that is where I currently call home.
I am head over heals in love with my partner, Adam, he is the icing to my cupcake, the creamer in my coffee, the moon to my stars.
I am incredibly blessed to be able to play the role of step mom to Adam’s two children, Alex and Mila. They are the children that I always wanted to have but was never able to have on my own. They are the gift that keeps giving, the two people that make me keep putting forth the extra effort in what I do everyday because I know that they are watching.
I have two fur babies, Charlee Mae and Hunter Mahoney, both are orange tabbies and are the cheese to my macaroni. They both are overweight and are in need of some kind of a weight loss intervention, but I love their roundness, their unique personalities, and the love that they have continued to show me, especially on my very worse days.
I have had quite an adventurous life, not like I have gone backpacking along the Pacific Coast Trail or anything, but with an onslaught of physical ailments and mental illnesses, it seems like some years have been far more exciting then others. Surgeries, hospitalizations, doctor appointments and appointments with psychologists and psychiatrists, I have the bracelets, the hospital gowns and the medical bills to prove it all.
So, I am here today to start a little journey. I have made it this far by putting one foot in front of the other (most days) and by willing myself to make it through another day. When capable, I have used my humor and mustered a positive mindset to power through the shit that has cluttered my path and I have trudged forward determined that I was going to persevere no matter how fucking hard it would be and with resolution that nothing would stand in my way.
Now, I am going to write about it.
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