I am blessed

Today, I am overwhelmed with such deep gratitude for so many things and so many people.

I have been given astoundingly beautiful friends. I have some of the kindest, most compassionate, and generous human beings in my life.

Some of these folks have been my family for many long years, some I knew, but not well, some are complete surprises.

I adore my cabin.

I have 47 photos on my phone of the mountains from my deck, taken in just the two and a half months since I’ve lived here.

I have a flush toilet.

I love my job.

I hate getting up at 4:30 am to scramble eggs. But I love everything else about my job.

I have the best parents in the world. And, they are still alive.

I have a great big brother.

I’m so glad I’ve been a single mom all of this time. The intensity of the bond between the four of us is breathtaking. We’re a team. We’ve got each other’s backs. We have fun.

My son will get through the aftermath of the accident. Skies are brightening.

We all will survive all of this because we are a family of badasses.

And on that note,

This is my last post as High Desert Darlin’.

I’m ready to mix things up a bit, try something new, let go of some old bits of my life that are holding me back, or that I just don’t need around anymore.

I have big plans, huge dreams, and this particular blog is not part of them.

I will continue writing.

For sure.

But my writing needs to grow, expand, get huge.

And seriously, what’s happened in the last year is Pulitzer material, right?


Some people will miss it.

Some people won’t care either way.

And some folks will be super psyched because everyone loves the blog until they’re in it.

So whichever of the above categories you fit into doesn’t matter to me. What matters is that you have taken the time to read my writing, and for that, I thank you all.

Be well.