About Me and My Blog

This blog started as a place where I could vent my emotions after my divorce. I was married for 30 years and never wanted to be divorced. I was like a ship floundering in the sea. My emotions were like great storms which overpowered me at times.

As I have navigated my way through this huge life change and found a way to live again with joy, my blog has changed. I’ll continue to post about how life has changed but I want to share more about joy and how to create it in your life.

I have two adult daughters, one of which is married. I also have one grandson. I have lived in several states but Texas has been home since 1985. I enjoy reading, writing, traveling and creating. My relationship with God and my family are the two most important things in my life.

11 thoughts on “About Me and My Blog

  1. Hi, Dede! I met you yesterday. You have so much to give this world from your honesty, genuine look at life and writing skills. I know it is daunting, but keep putting one foot in front of the other. Keep getting out of your comfort zone, just like you did yesterday at the meetup.

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  2. Based on your “About Me” alone…his loss. Enjoy your up-front honesty and admire your positive push-ahead attitude. We are of similar age and also doing the unemployment “gig”right now…blogging (two sites at that) to make some use of that journalism degree earned many full moons ago!

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  3. Happy birthday! I am 62 and having a difficult time believing that I’m not still 16. I didn’t put in 30 years, but know the feeling. Better off on your own. Truly. : )

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  4. It’s funny how you can think you’re doing the right thing by dedicating your life to other people, only to find yourself alone in the end. Been there, done that, got the tee shirt. The good news is you get a clean slate and get to become whatever you want!

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    1. I am happy to hear there is hope. The last three years have been a pretty dark place. Still being unemployed and looking at the end of my money makes it more difficult to see the light. I read a lot and have found a book character that has qualities to which I aspire. Demelza Poldark is a reminder to me that given the opportunity our lives can change for the better.

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      1. I know the threat of financial insecurity can be debilitating but don’t let it keep you from moving forward. Even though we are told “never look back”, sometimes we have to in order to see how far we’ve come.
        I have made a lot of sacrifices to be where I am right now and it’s not exactly but what I thought it would be I know for certain it’s absolutely better than where I was.
        Never lose hope. It’s the only thing you can count on.

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  5. I am so happy I stopped by to read posts on your blog because for the first time I have a blog written by someone who experienced what I experienced when my husband just announced that he did not love me any more. I guess in my stupid mind I could not believe that someone can just fall out of love with the person they had fallen in love with. I relate to this your post because at one point I thought I was losing my mind I could not understand. I thank God that I am now at a place I am now. If you have time I would like to encourage you to read the blog which I started specifically about the break of my eight year marriage. here is the blog address: http://www.december18blog.wordpress.com I hope you willhave time to stop by. Thank ever so much for your post.

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