My story is a sort of patchwork quilt, and how I came to be on this list of participating writers is, like most things, readiness met with random chance. As a child I always knew I would grow up to be an artist. Twenty-three addresses and twelve years of college later, I ended up becoming a clinical psychologist which turned out to be exactly what I needed. A single mom for many years, I am now happily married but just as busy, I seem to cram in time for artwork and writing wherever and whenever I could. I have always written poetry, and have been in the process of working on a memoir for quite a while – doggedly patching the pieces together. I am very excited to be at this early step of making writinng a much more intentional part of my journey. Orlando Fellow; Mind Stretch Contributor; Desert Delight Contributor.