In 14 years:
Switched careers from teaching to writing/art
dealt with depression and low self-esteem
had 3 kids
had 2 of those 3 kids diagnosed with autism, sensory issues and other problems
learned quickly how to deal with teachers, therapists, doctors, etc. etc.
reached out to others with similar issues (mum friends w/special needs kids, other writers and artists)
discovered FaceBook and Twitter friends
expanded my writing repertoire and experimented w/creative art
did a family geneology; struggled with the discovery of issues because of that
got back to my first love: languages and linguistics
dealt with power, trust and money issues within my marriage (still in progress)
What a different life I have now, as opposed to 14 years ago!
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