About ME

 Hello! I am a highly opinionated, sarcastic woman who needs to write to get everything off my chest! I can’t possibly hold it in anymore or I might have a flippin heart attack!!! My life has been a series of quite interesting twists and turns which never seem to slow down. It includes everything from having a twin brother at birth, but being raised as an only child by a single parent, to being held up at gun point as a teenager, to getting pregnant, married, divorced (yes, in that order), married again, having a second child whom was diagnosed with cancer soon after birth, antidepressants, weight gain, then divorcing again. Whew!

Ok, let me break it down a  bit with a little more detailed info about me-

I am a middle-aged insurance professional who also has a manicurist license. I worked in salons and spas performing nails services for many years until I needed a more secure job with a consistent paycheck.

I have 2 daughters – Janaya who is in her twenties, and Bri who is a teenager.  Recently, Janaya moved back in with me after moving out when she was 18.  She has always been a physically healthy girl but seems to have plenty of issues with self esteem, probably due to the shitty relationship she has had with her dad most of her life. Her relationships reflect that.

Bri on the other hand has been ill most of her life.  She was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma when she was 9 months old, which recurred when she was 3, and now she has renal insufficiency.  It has been a hell of a ride with that. But, when she was 3, we were told she only had one month left to live unless she tried an experimental chemotherapy. It was the last option for her so we agreed, and she has totally beat the odds and lives each day to the fullest! She is off to college very soon!

Bri has a dog named Roxy.  She is a 4 lb. chihuahua that we adopted from the Dumb Friends League a year ago. We were hoping for her to be a therapy dog for Bri, but she just isn’t that bright. After failing beginner training class twice, I have come to the realization it might not work out that way.

The Bittersweet Life is a site for sharing articles I write for the purpose of helping others. It’s filled with sarcasm, truth, education, and a little bit of everything about real life, so read along and share my journey. I can guarantee it won’t be dull. And if you feel like you need a glass of wine to go through it with me, I totally understand!
I will be having one too :).