Gaining Back What I’ve Lost

This is the 69th story of Our Life Logs.   At 43, I’ve lost a lot in my life. I’ve lost homes, family members, and jobs. Though I lose things, I fight to gain back what’s possible. I never let the dejection of loss keep me from working hard to get good things back. I was born in 1975 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second youngest of seven … Continue reading Gaining Back What I’ve Lost

Yesterday Was but a Lie

This is the 65th story of Our Life Logs.   My life can be best compared to a Lifetime movie. When I tell people about my upbringing, it’s unbelievable to them, but it happened, and I can’t change my past. I was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1993. I lived with my mother and my maternal grandparents, because my parents weren’t together when I was born. My … Continue reading Yesterday Was but a Lie

Resilience, That’s the Word

It seemed that loss followed me wherever I went. Life kept throwing me curve-balls, but I tried not to stay down for long. I learned that you may not be able to control the curve, but you can control how you swing at it. I grew up in Long Island in the 1970’s with my parents and five siblings. My parents were of first generation … Continue reading Resilience, That’s the Word