About ~ You can see all my blog posts under ‘Home’ and also under Categories; ‘A to Z Challenge’, ‘Guest Blogger’ and ‘Sharing Life Stories’ in the Menu

 “A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end…but not necessarily in that order.”

– Jean-Luc Godard

(c) Mary Lou Q

(c) Mary Lou Q

This is my Invitation to you to travel down the paths that my life journey has taken me.  My hope is that, in some way, my sharing of this journey will encourage and lift up.  I’ve arrived at a place where looking  back on the good and the bad along the way brings me a sense of peace and contentment.  I recognize the girl, daughter, sister, woman, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend who traveled down these paths to be a strong human being who had her own sense of self always at the core of her life.  A human being who decided to face life’s challenges with an attitude of hope and perseverance.  It’s good to look back and see that you’ve arrived at a good place in spite of those times of self-doubt and wavering.

Each chapter in my story travels side by side with the social and political climate during that period.  Some of the connections to how that climate affected my life, in various ways, became clearer as I looked back.  It’s been a learning process.  This is my story. I am sharing to the best of my abilities what I remember and have found in words and pictures. I bear no malice to anyone described and have no intent to do them any harm in any way with their life or how others may remember them.

The blog on this website, Me in the Middle, is an Invitation to you to share your arrival to this point in your life.  A sharing of a time in your life where you thought you’d never make it through and you did.  A witness of the strengths this transitional period brought to you that you never thought you had.  A message of hope to others.  A sharing of your “Me in the Middle” story.

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“These folks, it appears, found a way to use hardship, pain, and loss creatively. They have made of their lives works of art, they have found ways to become themselves, to achieve wholeness.”  David Goff ~ Arrival

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(What my sketch represents:  The hearts and stars are my family, the water pitcher stands for Aquarius (water bearer), the diploma represents taking courses over the years and getting my bachelors degree at 54, the dove and fleur-de-lis stand for spirit and life , the shamrock for the Irish ancestry and the paint brushes for the fun of creating!   ❤ )

51 thoughts on “About ~ You can see all my blog posts under ‘Home’ and also under Categories; ‘A to Z Challenge’, ‘Guest Blogger’ and ‘Sharing Life Stories’ in the Menu

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  4. Delighted to have you join my blogging community. i love the image you have created and the explanation about what it means. We each have so many rich experiences in this thing we call life – thank you for bringing me here to learn about your journey.

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  14. Hey Mary Lou,
    Your blog looks wonderful. Thank you for coming by my site and and leaving a nice comment. I will be back here. Looking back over our lives and our present moment, and sharing wisdom gained is a beautiful way of connecting hearts.

    Peace
    Mary

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    • I know I’m learning a lot from the blogs I’m following too! By the way, I rode the train into Cork from Cobh in October 2014. Had a wonderful visit and went to the English Market! Thanks for following mine, Declan! 🙂

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