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We're friends, not doctors, financial or legal professionals, and we're not "grief experts." But we are here, and we've been "there."

I found the following definitions from the website that make up the five descriptive titles found in my blog profile:

Mother - a female parent.

Survivor -a person who continues to function or prosper in spite of opposition, hardship, or setbacks.

Writer -a person engaged in writing books, articles, stories, etc., especially as an occupation or profession; an author or journalist.

Blog - a website containing a writer's or group of writers' own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.

Widow - a woman who has lost her spouse by death and has not remarried.

I'm about to start a new adventure with my life - attending a six week summer program for Comedy Writing and Television/Film at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Yes, me, a 54-year-old mother and widow.  But as you can see from my profile that I am also a writer, a blogger, and a survivor. And with all these things together I am moving on with my life.

My new title is summer student with the Cinematic Arts Program at USC. I will be just like every other college student - living in an on-campus apartment and taking the shuttle to classes. Except that I'm probably old enough to be a parent of the other students. It's scary and exciting all at the same time!

It's also fitting that I will be attending Camp Widow in San Diego next weekend. It's a place where I will meet others from the widowed community from all over the world.  I will be able to participate in workshops, seminars and also go to a Padres baseball game!

So as I proceed on with my new journey I will also carry my memories with me.


Family/Church/Business Trip to Washington, DC
July 2011

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Comment by Mac on June 13, 2016 at 1:11pm

What an adventure, congratulations! Camp Widow is wonderful, such a unique experience to be with so many people that understand.

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