Monday, July 13, 2009


I guess today is the first day of my new life! I feel like such a huge leaf is turning over and I am more excited today than I have been in a very long time!! I am moving tomorrow into a VERY cute little town house in Denver. For those of you in Denver, it is over by the Cherry Creek Mall. Nice neighborhood. The last month has been a very interesting journey.

After I spent 5 days in the hospital, I chose not to return to my brothers house. Instead, I went to a transitional housing facility called The Sacred Heart House. If you have never heard of a place like this, I urge you to check out their website and volunteer your time, personal belongings or money if nothing else. This was a wonderful experience. I know that being at the bottom is not always a good experience but I am telling you, I didn't have anything possession wise and I couldn't have been happier. I had my daughter and myself and that was it! The burden of monetary items was and will never again be an issue in my household. If we can't afford it, you just can't have it. Plain and simple.

While I was at Sacred Heart House, I made many wonderful friends and connections. While I was there, on a day to day basis, my job was to be looking for housing and a job. I did this on a daily basis. One day, after being there for 2 weeks, Garrett, the assistant director of the program asked for a meeting with me. They offered me the last town house they had in their housing program. It is case managed, where once a month, I will meet with a case manager and go over my budget and make sure that I am staying on task with my goals. I know for most of you, these things seem like basic things that you should be able to just do. Not for me. I have trouble focusing, I lose track easily and often times forget that I have bills to pay. Since I have been on the Lithium tho, I have been able to stay more focused, keep on track and remember the things that I need to get done.

So, tomorrow is moving day and I couldn't be happier! We have no furniture, dishes, pots and pans or silverware but I know that God will come thru, he has given me so much already.