Originally, I started blogging when I was staying in a domestic violence shelter with my older four children. I blogged throughout the majority of my awful divorce and ugly custody battle, about the injustices of th justice system, about my anxiety as a result of PTSD as an effect of the domestic violence. My plan, once I had this new baby, and once I was in a better place in my life, was to start a new blog. One focused on only the happy aspects of my new life, and the sad parts would be left out. So I started this blog months ago. Then it sat here waiting for me to have the perfect happy thing to post about. But I could never figure out how to make my happy words not have any shadows of the old pieces of my life, and finally, I realized, it would be impossible to never mention who I was before Nugget got here, since I only came to this place in my life by making it out of the dark places of my old life. So I’ll make my new writing goal more realistic. I’ll try to look at it more like my yoga practice. I can acknowledge the pieces of my old life and how they fit into my new life and move forward.. but I’ll never go anywhere trying to divorce myself from my past.