I was retired from teaching for one whole day before deciding to begin a second career as an adjunct professor at Barton College. The mother of two amazing young adults, Emma Jane and Dawson,and the wife of Kelly (since 1984!), I have written about my family for years and have stacks of journals to prove it. Obviously, I can’t share all that “juicy” and uncensored material here (without changing names to protect the innocent haha), but I can try to use the peaks and valleys of my life to help others feel a little less crazy or alone. And, if nothing else, I can write keep my brain working during my semi-retirement years.