I grew up with an abusive alcoholic father, but am lucky enough to have a wonderful mother and younger sister (who is my best friend) and the two most adorable nieces in the world. I live with my two spoiled cats. I am a high school teacher, which is always an adventure, but is the best job in the world. I lost my exboyfriend of ten years to alcohol addiction (with confusing circumstances) and am still grieving his loss. My struggle with anxiety has been one of the most challenging aspects of my adult life and I am constantly working on myself to understand and overcome it!