This blog is an exploration of my journey into my 50’s. Hi, I’m Dawn. I’m turning 48 this fall, and I have spent the last 8 years going through a complete mind-shift. Some may call it a midlife crisis– and at times, I’ve felt as if I were in crisis– but I really consider this a midlife clarification. So much so that I moved my most recent posts from my other blog to here, where I can more comfortably explore these things.
Some background: I was raised by married parents with a military father and a younger sister. My dad was overbearing and abusive both physically and emotionally/mentally. My sister was killed by a drunk driver when she was 9 (I was 11) and that turned our world upside down. I was a pretty wild teenager at times and dealt with depression for years. My parents were married 27 years when Mom passed away from cancer at the age of 45.
I married at 18, had a baby, and was divorced at 21. My ex and I were too young and immature to be married, and he had a drinking problem. I took our daughter and left, for our safety. I started dating a guy with 2 kids, and we had one together, and we got married when she was 6 months old. Around that time, we started talking about going to church. Neither of us really had a church background. We attended a Unity Church for about a year and then his daughter, who attended a Christian school, had a school program that we attended. At that program, I ‘gave my life to Christ’. We entered evangelicalism at that point.
Suffice it to say I was an adult convert, at the age of 24. My husband didn’t come to faith until a couple of years later. From there I’ll let my blogs tell the story.
This blog is all about how I am reclaiming my life, each day, and MYSELF. I’m Reclaiming Dawn.