Well, welcome welcome welcome to what is a public experiment of sharing a very private experience!
I’m Lisa. I just turned 50 years old. I am the founder/ executive director of the amazing Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN, but this blog isn’t about rescue. It’s about me. I’m a widow.
I hate that word. I used to cringe at the sound of it. It took me a long time to say it. But I believe in truth. And, well, I’m a widow. This is my reality. I can’t believe it. But I’m a widow.
My husband Michael passed away on July 30, 2018 at the age of 58. We had been married for 12 years, together for almost 15. This was a second marriage for us both. Michael was always healthy, so we thought. On June 8, he had really bad stomach pains so I took him to the ER. And seven weeks later, he was gone. Stage 4 cancer throughout his liver, esophagus, stomach, and lymph nodes. And never a symptom until that stomach pain.
I now live alone with 4 doggies. After raising kids, it’s the first time I’ve lived alone. Ever.
So…this blog. Booth for One. I don’t know where it’s going. I am RAW. It truly is an experiment. I’m a writer at heart, and I have been journaling, but I felt I needed a little more. Taking a much-needed break from social media, I was afraid I’d disappear. I wanted to make sure my friends know I’m okay. I also wondered if maybe I could help others in any way. So here we are. Booth for One. I honestly, honestly don’t know what direction this will take. But I do know one thing – everything you read is going to be authentic, honest, and unfiltered. I cuss. A lot sometimes. If you’re sensitive to cussing, if you have any sort of agenda about politics, religion, or any other big topic, this isn’t the place. I don’t intend to push my beliefs on anyone, and I respect the beliefs of all. We’re welcome to talk about it and even have healthy respectful disagreements. Respect is what matters.
I hope you enjoy coming here and I hope this experiment proves successful for us all. I hope you learn here, and I hope I do too. I hope you interact, I hope you grow, and I hope I do too. I hope it helps your understanding. I may share other articles that say things better than I could.
Thanks for tuning in. 🙂