About Me

Hi. I’m Brooke. I’m 44 years old. I moved back to the South (where I was raised) in 2016 after living and working in NYC and Chicago for 12 years. My dear husband of 10 years died of colon cancer in February 2016. His name was GR. He was only 45. He was a huge love, and this was a huge loss. (Unfortunately not my first major life loss—my dad died unexpectedly when I was 10 years old.) After my husband died, there was so much darkness weighing me down, so much grief stuck inside my being, that it sent me on a mad hunt for the light. I will be on this hunt for the rest of my life. It is what is saving me.

I’ve been told more than once that you should write what you know. That’s what this blog is for. A place for me to write what I’ve seen, what I’ve learned and what I know. Simply because…well, I have to. The universe has left me no choice. And that is also saving me.

Thank you for reading.


Yours truly hiking in northern Thailand in Nov. 2017.