Welcome to My Bumpy Ride.......

Before you all read on, I guess it is best to introduce myself to you and let you know a bit about myself. I am Susan, and first and foremost, I am a mother to a wonderful young man. Though he is grown, he will always be that three year old little boy, that asked all those questions and expected answers to them all. Though I will tell you much about myself in this blog there is no one or nothing that is as important to me as him, even if I don't discuss him much, because he kina likes to remain private.

For years I was actively trying to find myself, but that was a big waste of time, since by doing so I was not living. All my life I have always known that I was "different", but was unable to know why that was. I first thought that perhaps it was because I was adopted, but that was not the case. Turns out, I am bipolar and pretty much have been all my life. This was explained to me about nine years ago when I had a major melt down. I tend to be more on the depressive side, but have on occasion been quite manic. My last episode was early thru mid 2008, with full blown depression. For five months, I bearly left my house, let alone my bed. Why am I telling you this? I just want it out in the open and let you understand that I discuss my illness from time to time.

Present day, I am currently a full time student, studying social work. At the end of 2011 I was approached by a mentor of mine, who mentioned a new program that was going to launch here in Rhode Island. This new program called the Peer Wellness Coaching, was something that I had always wished would become a reality and to add even more excitement was the fact that this mentor was inviting me to train for a position as one of the Peer Wellness Coaches.

So currently (spring 2012) I am part of the three phases of training and should be employed by the fall of 2012. What is even more excellent about this program is that they are aware of my education goals and are willing to work with me on maintaining those goals.

Also you might hear me mention NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), because I am actively involved with them. I am a facilitator and state trainer for the NAMI Connection groups (peer run support group) here in Rhode Island, and I also help teach high school and college students about mental illness through NAMI RI's Inside Mental Illness program.

So with all that being said...I hope you read on to my daily activities and thoughts and such.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday Centus ~ Tune in Words

PROMPT:  "Blah, blah, blah."  
WORD COUNT -  Not to exceed 103  (including the prompt)
PICTURES - Any Additional

My submission…

Having finished showering after cleaning out the gutters of his home, the middle aged father of three teenage daughters fell into the recliner with remote in his hand ready to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of football.  He was pleased to see he just made it to the kickoff of his favorite team against an important rival.

Just as the two minute warning of the first half was sounded, he heard the sounds of two of his daughters coming closer.  “Oh Geez.” He thought.

"Blah, blah, blah."  Is what he heard until, “Pregnant.”

Without hesitation, he reached for the remote and shut it off.


  1. Now that's a cliff hanger!

    Gosh, I can rarely read those letters to comment. You can turn them off. I will try again.

  2. hmmm... that would certainly turn your head! You really gave us the background for his next reaction...wonder what happens next??? :)

  3. Oh boy...that might be what you hear from your children because you've too busy listening to the blah blah blah in your life to hear what they really have to say. Well done!!

  4. That one word can stop even a run-away train! So what is the rest of the story...

  5. now he's alert! the girls are in trouble, this would a father's nightmare, is it not?

    great take on the prompt. have a sweet day.

  6. Now, THAT would catch a dad's attention...even a football fan dad.


  7. A REAL man, for sure! A man after my own heart! I have known some men who would tell his wife, "handle this."

  8. a truly surreal story. I can imagine both Mr. Shakira and I doing exactly that. What a wonderful take on the prompt. Such a fantastic Centus! Mine is here

  9. Nice...some words just stand out and you've chosen a great scenario♫♪

  10. Love this!

    You surprised me!

    Love the twist at the end...

    At least he turned it off!