A crossroads?  A new direction?  Pick your metaphor…

Here are the things you need to know:

  • I’m married with two daughters, two dogs, and two aging parents.  At various points in time, any or all of them can become cranky.
  • I have a 30-plus year history of PTSD and depression.  Anxiety decided to hop on board a few years ago.  I soldier on, ’cause I practiced avoidance until I perfected that shit.
  • As a parent I was late to the party, reluctant to even discuss kids until my early 30s.  Now my youngest is wrapping up her senior year in high school, so an empty nest looms in the immediate future.
  • One day before my 55th birthday, I was fired.  Huh.  Now what?