The Story of My Life (so far)
In 2000 the millennial anticipation and crazy theories about the end of the world subsided while the joy of a new family member disintegrated and prior hope was devastated.
March of ’01, ’03 and ’05 - happiness developed three times over, amid exhaustion and pain; vitality entered my mundane life as Will, Ellie and Catie.
In 1995 I planned my own surprise birthday party as a joke with a friend (a revelation never discovered by the guests), and was picked up by childhood friend in charge of my “surprise”. He gave me dolphin earrings. Four years later I wore his diamond ring.
In July 1999, after listening to well meaning (and recently divorced) neighbor tell me it was never too late for five months, I married my best friend of 12+ years in complete confidence and amid a torrential downpour of rain in St. George.
In 1996, my self-perspective flipped a 180, shock resonated when my goal of making $100 for playing the piano turned into being crowned Miss Iron County. All of a sudden I’m “the pageant girl”.
2001 – Graduation was finally met, after starting as a surgical nurse; I held a BA in English, my six-week-old son and five grand in debt.
In 2000, I discovered, through unparalleled praise, that the mind I had worked for and dreamed of grasping, I owned.