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Welcome to my blog! Whether you’re striving to be more or feeling pretty nifty already, I hope you’ll find something you like here.  Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and let me tell you a little about me…

I am a “late-in-life” mom who got thrown a curve ball when my daughter was diagnosed with a heart condition (dilated cardiomyopathy) at seven weeks old (and she was seven and a half weeks early, so before her due date).  She had a heart transplant on 7/7/09 and is doing well.  Since then, I have gone through hospice with my dad, who passed away in February 2014, then hospice with my mom who passed in August 2015.  So, caregiving has been a constant in my life for the past seven years. Because of all this, my life has been a little bit about survival mode.  Okay, a lot about survival mode.  So, I started this blog to journal my way out of that feeling of overwhelm.  I started it around my 45th birthday, hence the title.

I am also a college adjunct (with a full-time position and another part time position) in Communication Studies.  I coach the Speech and Debate team at my four-year University.  I love learning from others online by reading other blogs and articles.  I consider myself to be an “idea” person – I love to come up with ideas and explore them with others and I often have some good ones.  I love coming up with and playing with ideas and exploring perspectives. And I love sharing those ideas and perspectives with others and seeing what we can figure out together.

I love my family, coffee, my work, God and cookies.  Not necessarily in that order.  But, you can expect to see posts on parenting, caregiving, community building and self-care.  I desire conversations more than lectures.  So, please comment a lot, give me feedback, email me, visit over at Facebook and Twitter and Instagram!  Now, let’s talk about life…


Family at wedding

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  1. Hi Sue! Thank you so much for following my blog! I hope you’ll like my posts! You are an inspiration! 🙂

  2. Oh, your name is Sue! Glad to finally find that out! Instead of calling you More all the time! lol

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