There are a few things I am very passionate about.
My family. My writing. The mountains where I grew up. My health (and the level of fitness).
These are what keep me moving forward. They are why I get up each morning.
I “retired” from working full-time (due to the progressive vision loss) in January 2015.
At the age of 44.
This was a bittersweet moment.
Four months earlier, I stood beside my Dad’s hospital bed along with my Mom and siblings as he took his last breath.
That was one of the most difficult days of my life, yet I was glad to be a part of that journey for him as he passed on to the next life.
I was about to move on to a new life as well.
We’d (my husband and 11-year-old son at the time) been living in North Carolina for nearly…
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