My name is Melissa. I live in Portland, OR, where I relish the days of cool gray skies and trees wet with mist. Hot coffee in hand, warm fire in the hearth, fuzzy socks on my feet, hair up in a messy bun, comfy tattered jeans, and my favorite old and worn sweatshirt that feels like a warm loving embrace.
What will you find here? The same thing I’m hoping to find here.
Wife, mother, sister, friend. Motherless daughter.
Redefining life after the sudden loss of my mother. Redefining myself in the hopes of actually finding, loving, honoring and sharing, the real me.
Trudging through each and every messy day, searching for the beauty and goodness. Searching for myself. Defining and redefining. Embracing the perfectly imperfect mess that I am.
Finding my voice. Here in this tiny little space of zeros and ones on the interwebs. Just trying to figure it all out, accept it, and let it be. Hoping to make some connection to anyone who feels the same way and is still trudging through the muck, or who has shaken off the crusted dried up dust and can insight their wisdom and learnings.
Connection. It’s soul-saving, it is.
I welcome your feedback, constructive criticism, encouragement and love. Be gentle with me. Show me how to be gentle with myself.
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