Everything that happens to you is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it. ~Polly B. Berends
This quote embodies everything I intend this blog to be, it is my inspiration for this project. I’ve always believed that there is a lesson or some element of value in each experience if only we take the time to look for it. I am here. Learning.
The first thing you should know about me is that my name is NOT pronounced LEZ LYN…. it’s LESS LYN. I’ve spent decades correcting people so I thought I might as well put it out there – up front – in the beginning. I am deeply hopeful that it will prevent at least some corrections going forward.
I am currently well into middle age. After getting a half dozen recent hints from the universe to share my story I opted for a blog that may turn into a book, we will see about that.
This is the short version:
I grew up chubby and bucked tooth in a small Pennsylvania town believing that my life was idyllic. At least until my dad filed bankruptcy, mom joined the Army and I was dumped on the doorstep of an aunt I’d never met. I was 12. For the next nine years I bounced from parent to parent across two continents trying to reestablish a sense of love and safety. I was 21 when I found it in the arms of a blonde God. It was love at first sight on a blind date and we settled into Happily Ever After making a baby and building dreams. Less than three years later, it came to an abrupt end when 22,000 volts of electricity zapped the life from the only man I believed could ever love me. The combined effects of love and loss on my immature self esteem set the stage for a disastrous second marriage.
My story is about loss and discovery. Walk with me and know that you are not alone.
That’s it in an nutshell. If you are curious about the details- sign up to receive updates or check in frequently. I invite you to sit with me.