Out of the ashes

It has been nearly a year since I took my very first post-high school class. It was an online, six week writing course. Not exactly on the path to a degree, but it was exactly what I needed. Taking that class was like dipping my toes into the pool of grown-up learning. I discovered that while I loved expanding my mind and talent, it was a bit of a shocker learning how to make time for class and assignments while also taking care of my son.

As a stay-at-home mom, I never had to balance out my time like that before. Choo-choo and Diesel were always my priorities, even while depression was ravaging my mind. Continue reading “Out of the ashes”

One first among many

I will be doing something new very soon (and I can’t wait for you all to see it!). For now, I want to share another first for me. Continue reading “One first among many”

A little about me…

Join me on this journey!

P1010199 (2) me in nc 2 (400x300)Hi, everyone! Lisa Keifer here.

I want to start things off by giving you all a sense of who I am. After being a housewife and stay-at-home mom, I have recently re-entered the world of writing.

Though I started penning stories when I was a teenager, I’ve only recently found the courage to send my work out into the world to be read, loved, and published. (You can learn all about my writing adventures on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lisakeiferwriter/.)

I live with my husband Diesel and son Choo-choo. While I will strive to be as honest with you as I can, I have changed their names to protect their privacy. Choo-choo is a smart, silly, fun-loving, and sometimes temperamental 3 year old. Diesel has been the love of my life for the past 12 years, though he struggles to fully understand what it feels like to be me.

In this blog, I will share my ups and downs of life with depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD. I will open up about how these illnesses started and how far I have progressed.  I will also give you an insight into what life is like being a wife and mother in the land of mental issues.

(By the way, I find peace and serenity when I am out in nature, so I will share photos of beauty I have found in the natural world from time to time.)

I hope you will all join me on this journey!

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