Please forgive the current anonymous status of my blog. I am new to blogging, and concerned about privacy, mostly related to family members who may not understand or accept me fully. I do see this as a growth process, and over time hope to be more authentic with my family members. But I am not there yet. About me: I am a 48y/o childless SWF, raised Southern Baptist, ordained minister in my young adulthood, (not practicing currently), substance abuse counselor x about the past 18-19 yrs, lover of nature and god, artist-at-heart, amateur potter, living and coping with depression, trying to face struggles and problems, seeking a path of leaning into living instead of despair. I hope sharing my experiences will be of some use and encouragement to folks who choose to read, as it has always since adolescence (and some in childhood) helped me to sort through experiences by writing. Thank-you for stopping by and may you be blessed.