I am a 52-year-old mom of three grown children, living in the Niagara Region where I grew up. I grew up on a fruit farm in St. Catharines with three siblings; I am the eldest. My young life was simple and sheltered: my family, school, church and the farm. My parents instilled in us a strong work ethic, respect for our elders and a strong fear of God.
At the age of 29, I dated, married, and got pregnant, all within one year By our third anniversary we had two children and a third baby on the way, the following month. When the kids were still young I had a diagnosis of dysthymia, major depressive disorder and general anxiety disorder. It took almost 15 years to come full circle. During my recovery, my marriage ended and I spent the next three years working out a separation agreement .
Once we had a signed agreement, we sold our home and I moved back to where my roots are. I recently went back to college full-time for Journalism, completing one term where I discovered a passion for writing.