Official 39th birthday selfie - Feb 2018
Hi. It's nice to meet you. 
Welcome to my virtual home sweet home.

Blogging since the beginning
My very first blog was established in the early 2000s. I originally started out on a website called Diaryland and my first blog ever was called ImAPhatPig. (And I mean this with all seriousness. It really was called that.)

I blogged purely for my own amusement and detailed the mundane life of working my first career jobs in clinical behavioral health care (meaning: a mental hospital) and then in health insurance approvals case management (meaning: I finally got my own office).

Can't stop, won't stop
Over the years, I have had blogs in far too many other iterations. I have lost count of how many I have started and then retired to pace the different chapters that have opened and closed in my life and career path.

I really do love Blogging
And now? There is this blog. And perhaps, this blog, will be The One for me.  (Meaning: this is the
blog where everything will finally culminate all of what I have done once and for all.)  These days, I am doing much different things in my life. I am also a mom to one girl, two dogs, and two cats.

Take your kids to work day - 2018
My daughter and I are domestic violence survivors and I am doing my best to show her that beautiful and courageous things certainly can and will result from where we once were.

Additionally, if you notice anything on my blog stating:  *ALL REDACTED - I cannot/will not address these items specifically but could possibly at some point in the future. Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation.

If you would like to connect more directly with me, you can do so by emailing me:

d e e r e s t d a h l i n g [at] g m a i l [dot] com

(note: remove the spacing /formatting for the address to work - thanks!)