Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Story of my life in 250 words...ish

Some thing that I was hoping to come across in the near future was a daily writing challenge or prompt.  Well, I found it sooner than I thought I would.  Enter Jenni from Story of My Life .  She has come up with the "Blog Every Day in May Challenge".  Yes, 31 writing prompts for each day in May.  Will I do them all... heck no techno!  But, I will do what I can.  Today's prompt is to write the story of your life in 250 words or less.  I tend to get kinda wordy when talking about my life, so I will do my best to keep it short.

Me at the age of two

I was born on May 18, 1986.  My mother was 22, single, and about to become a serious drug addict.  Somehow she managed to maintain custody of me, and we lived with my grandfather until he died when I was 8.  After he passed away we packed up everything and moved in with complete strangers 6 hours away in Pa, so that my mother could stay clean for real this time (it worked for over 10 years).  I learned to deal with death at a young age; my small high school (300 students for grades 7-12), had 17 student deaths in a 5 year span.  All but two were car accidents, and only two of the accidents did not involve drugs or alcohol.  Dealing with death forced me to look hard at my faith and I decided to go to a teeny tiny Bible school when I was done with my formal education (that's how I ended up meeting Dean).  I ended up only lasting 3 semesters; it was the best mistake of my life.  When I left I hit rock bottom fast.  It took me about 3 years to get my life back in order.  Dean and I started dating around that time (I was 25) and  we were long distance until 3 months before our wedding on October 14, 2012.

And that should bring you up to date.  222 words, not shabby!   Of course there are a bunch of stories and details in between.  But, that's what this blog is for. 


  1. I love the title of your blog, first of all. Secondly, I am sorry to hear that you experienced the monster that is drug addiction. My brother is a recovering addict, and thankfully, he has been doing well for several years now. Kudos to you for being brave enough to share your story. And, I am glad you found a wonderful husband! :)

  2. Oh wow!! You've been through a lot. One of my best friends died in a car accident in high school one week before his graduation. It was horrible.