A former city girl, now suburban mom living in Northern California with an eight year old boy with PDD-NOS, a six year old neurotypical girl, and one psychotic labradoodle. A hobby-turned-business keeps my creative juices flowing and I may one day be able to give it the attention it deserves. But right now, I have a fulfilling career and I’ve resigned myself to obtaining a CPA license after two decades of denying the inevitable. That requires a lot of accounting classes (it has been a long time since I’ve been in school!)
My life is full, and it is not easy.
I have wished for some of the events in my life to have had different results or not happened at all. I think about the forks in the roads I’ve traveled, all the choices I’ve made, and I wonder what may have been. I have wasted years of my life living in regret. But as a wise wizard would say, “So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
It is a struggle to live each day with purpose. But if I don’t, that way lies madness.
And I’ve already been there.
And it was not good.
Go here to see why I started this blog.
Update May 6, 2013:
And as I go back and read that kick-off post, all those years ago, I realize that I am The Hare. While this blog started out as a way to document my life as a parent of a child with autism, it has morphed over the years into a map of my emotional wanderings. And I am just as much in need of the support and trust as my son is, if not more so. Because while I was focused on him, following rabbit holes and dead ends, I lost my way.
And while I know that I will get to a finish line, being newly aware and conscious of my journey will help ensure that I get to the finish line I am aiming for.
And as I said before, so many years ago, I will bring you along on the journey.
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