Last updated 1/17/2017.
I’m Jen. I’m a single mother of two amazing children who I live with full time. We also have two cats, although if you were to ask them, they’d say that WE are the pets.
I’m busy living my life to it’s fullest, putting my focus on my work, my children, my garden, my new house, my kayak and my small business. 🙂 Although I’m single, I am finding more and more reasons to avoid the online dating scene as much as I possibly can stand to. I’m just not convinced that it’s the right place for me.
I’m a geek – but it’s ok – I’ll own it. I like technology, cars, camping, painting, comics, music, movies, photography, science and chemistry, travel, baking, exploring, and stomping around the house pretending to be a dinosaur with my son among a whole lot of other interests and talents.
I’m a successful professional in the technology industry and generally love my job – even if it brings it’s moments of crazy hours and high stress. It’s something that I’m fiercely proud of.
I’ve had a lot of experience with life’s ups and downs. Some would say, more than most. I’ve seen and been through a lot. Abuse, divorce, addiction, and depression. Grief is something I will likely continue to fight and struggle with for the rest of my life. No parent should ever have to bury their child…. but in my case… Ben has given me a reason to fight. I lost him 7 years ago, and although time has managed to help soothe that wound just a little, it’ll never fully heal. Instead – it’s a constant reason to look for the small miracles and little joys. To really live this life… even embracing the battles I take on. I do this for him, and my other 2 gifts and miracles. I’m fiercely loyal, silly and full of positivity and for the most part, that’s what I try and spread around.
This blog is my place to let my thoughts out – about whatever. It’s my one place to be honest with everyone – even myself. This blog is officially a safe zone – if I know you in real life and you read this blog – you cannot judge for what you read. If you find that you cannot do that – I suggest you don’t read. 🙂
For those who asked, the story of my son can be found here. Ben’s Story It is exerts from my journal during that time of my life. I share it because I know there are people out there who can learn from it. I share it because perhaps sharing when I’m in a place of healing will allow me to grow and move forward from it. I know there are people out there who are afraid to show their vulnerability to the world – and I’m sharing mine – as scary as that is – because maybe, it’ll make me stronger by doing so.
Trying to get to know me or understand how I think? I suggest you read any of the following posts (from old to new):