Who am I?

Who am I?

I am someone who has always put other people first – but I’m learning to take better care of myself.

I have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

I’m one of those “highly sensitive” people (a blessing and a curse).

I am, most definitely, an introvert (INFJ/INFP on the Myers-Briggs scale).

I am a recovering alcoholic and pillhead.

I am a native Detroiter, and proud of it.

I love photography, but since I’m always the one taking pictures, I’m never in any of them. Thus my recent penchant for selfies 🙂

I love to bake. I find it relaxing and therapeutic.

I am the youngest of five kids and the only girl. Spoiled? Yes. Spoiled brat? Absolutely not!

In my wildest dreams, I would be a professional tennis player.

I was married to my high school sweetheart (a man) for twelve years.

I have been married to my beautiful, supportive, accepting, compassionate, brilliant wife, CeAnne, since 2008. (We had to get married in Canada, as it was not “legal” for us to get married in Minnesota – or almost anywhere in the U.S. – at the time. Damn people wouldn’t mind their own business.) Then we had a ceremony in Minnesota when it finally became legal, in 2013.

I didn’t know I was a lesbian until I was 35 years old. No, really. I wasn’t in the closet or in denial, I simply didn’t know. Hey, it happens.

I am a mama to three cats – Noah, Zero, and Zander.

CeAnne’s mom, Sharon, lives with us.

I lived in the SF Bay Area for six years and LOVED IT. Although I’ve been in Minnesota since 2003, I still miss California and would love to move back.

I believe that everything happens for a reason, and that people come into my life at certain times to teach me specific things.

I finally believe that I can get better. Depression, anxiety, and addiction don’t have to rule my life anymore.

 

Hi! 🙂