A little about me…

I’m Anne Dawson: divorced mother of two, educator by trade. My dream: to become a writer. I’ve always had this desire to write, but I was also afraid of telling the truth as I saw it: what if I offended someone? What if people didn’t understand where I was coming from? And yet the desire to write is not something that is going away, hence this blog. I have learned over the years that our greatest truths are revealed when we lie, so I will lie to you, often in fact. I will change names of people or places, but that’s how writers tell the truth. We must lie in order to let the truth come to the surface, so I look forward to partaking on this journey of deception with you. As we venture on this somewhat self-fulfilling, and perhaps at times egocentric journey, you will learn what it is like to be in an emotionally abusive marriage to a narcissist, how scary it is to fight for your life and that of your children in court, how hard it is to build your network from scratch in a new place, multiple times, and how difficult it can be to let go of a plan that seemed foolproof and abandon it in search of something more, something bigger. Letting go of fear will be a big theme of this blog because it is a major theme in my life, it might be in yours too, it’s just that as we’re busy surviving we forget how wonderful we are. Rest assured, even though you might question the reality of what I tell you, you can trust that through the lies, great truth will seep through.