How On Earth Did I End Up Here?!

That moment when you find yourself at the ripe old age of 42 and you are starting your life over... What are the circumstances that brought me to this juncture in my life, a culinary school drop out, single mother extraordinaire, dating apprehensive (some would say phobic), and living in my parents' house in the middle of nowhere...well Holton, MI (same thing really)? At the precipice of a cliff I could very well jump off of theoretically or quite literally if I find a hill high enough because, let's face it, there aren't a lot of options in Holton. So here I sit asking myself how in the *#%€* did I get here?!

To answer this question could take years. Sure we all make mistakes in life...some of us more then others. But why not learn from them and impart some "wisdom" with a sense of humor? Because life is messy and hard and beautiful and convivial and...well it's whatever you choose to make of it. 

There are things I am awful at...car washes,  math, public speaking, laundry. However, there are things I rock at...cooking, arts and crafts, having an opinion, loving God, being a mom.

I am, in all likelihood, exactly in the middle of my life. I am quite honestly pretty terrified of the future, but I am also inspired and hopeful. Having endured numerous things that could have broken me, I am still here...score one for God and Xanax! I genuinely love life and embrace change. 

So here goes...

Keepin' it real yo.