I am a 30 year-old fatherless daughter. I do not say that because I feel that it defines me and who I am–I say that because it’s a fact and it does have some deep roots into some of the things you will read here. I am, more importantly, a mother. I mention this because this does define me. I’ve been a mother for 9 years now, and it is ingrained in every part of who I am. This will be apparent as you read on. I am also a Certified Medical Assistant, girlfriend of the most amazing man on the planet, a proud sister, daughter, aunt and friend, an absolute Utah Jazz fanatic (basketball in general, really), and I am unapologetically, completely and wholeheartedly in-love and obsessed with Hanson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Bruno Mars. I remain unashamed of these facts. Anything else? Ask!