Putting up a tree alone can be an emotional experience

 It was not fun going to pick out a Christmas tree alone. The experience brought back memories of when I was a little girl, and picking out a tree was the highlight of my holiday. My parents would pack me and my four siblings into an old blue van. We’d pick up our parish priest…

Chapter 5 – Don’t waste time on boys

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. Faith alone defends. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”  - Helen Keller Boys are a waste…

Chapter 3 – Your cool circle of friends will help you get through school

Making friends at St. Mary's Elementary School was easy. It just came natural to me. I think it helped that I was always a part of the "in" crowd. The "in" crowd in my class throughout my six years at St. Mary's consisted of five people - my best friend Sharon Miller, Tracy Dawson, Rob…