Alyssa Blitzer is a writer, a listener, and an avid people-watcher. She enjoys reading, walking, and traveling the world (preferably for real, but also in her daydreams). Alyssa has two kind-hearted kids and a husband with beautiful eyes. She’s working on finding joy in every day.
Every time we leave my parents' house, it happens. We’re driving home in the dark; my children are laughing in the back seat. I'm trying to remain strong and act somewhat normal, but the sadness…intensifies as the anger feverishly boils deep inside of me. My thoughts silently race in 20 different directions as I try to make sense of my feelings, but I can’t. So I cry. It’s been nine years since my mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. You’d think that, by now, time would have healed some of… >> Read More
Oh, if I could count the many discussions my husband and I have had on this topic — multiple times a day, some days. Pros, cons; the list begins.
This house fit us well enough and served its…purpose well enough when we bought it 12 years ago. It was our first home in a very reasonably priced neighborhood near Cleveland. I was teaching high school in a nearby community, and my husband was traveling often, furthering his sales career. The location was convenient and the plan was to stay five, maybe six… >> Read More