This is where I am supposed to write about myself. This is the place where most people, from what I have read in other blogs, write about their family life, hobbies, what led them to becoming a blogger, and what qualifications they have for doing so. I am not that person. I am a 37 year old woman who’s lived on Long Island, NY her whole life. I have two beautiful daughters, Isabel and Olive, who add a beautiful chaos to my life daily, that I couldn’t imagine a moment without. I am also a recent widow. On December 29, 2017 my husband unexpectedly died and, that left me not knowing how to write an ‘about me’ page, because I honestly have no idea who I am.
Before 12/29 I was a (mostly) happily married woman for 10 years. I was a wife. I was a partner. I was someone’s soulmate. Somewhere between the hours of 9 and 11pm on December 29th, I not only lost the love the of my life, and the only person who truly knew/knows me for over 17 years, I lost myself. In a moment’s notice, I was no longer a wife, a lover, a best friend, and soulmate. I was a widow. I have no freaking clue what that even means. I have been a part of the “Danielle and Andre” “Andre and Danielle” equation for so long, I have no idea who “Danielle” is. So, about me? I am stumbling. I am clumsily navigating down a path I wish I hadn’t found. And that’s where you and I begin our journey. Suddenly, I am mom who’s running a household, raising children, working full-time, grieving and going to school online, who’s also, you guessed it, suddenly freaking single. I have no idea where this blog will take me, what I will write about on a regular basis, or even if any of it will make sense, but feel free to read along or send me a message (please be kind, I’ve been through a lot!). I look forward to providing all-access front row seats to the insanity that is now my life, and I hope you enjoy it!