About Ann. Hmmmmm. There was a time I would have said I was a singer, having performed in my first opera at 18 and soloed with the Charleston Symphony at 19. I also was an artist who worked in oils and stained glass. I owned and ran several businesses, including Greeks Bearing Gifts, a shop for fraternities and sororities that my daughter Abbi and I owned together, and had a very successful sales career along the way.

I was a published writer, active in several organizations from my Alpha Xi Delta alumnae association to Sisters and Crime, and had recently abandoned an attempt at retirement, along with my beautiful swimming pool and privacy, for life as a sorority house director (mom). Oh, and I was training for my first marathon; Honolulu 2008.

All that changed in an instant.

For the last four years I have been in transition. I am thrilled to say I have graduated from being a marionette to the legal system, to what I call my state of limbo. There’s nothing I can do to make that situation progress or improve, so I’m not going to let them own me anymore. Or at least, that’s my goal. They’re not user-friendly.

Having made that decision, it’s time to see what the next chapter of my life holds, and I’m inviting you to come along.

For those who have been with me for parts of the journey so far, thank you for your support. At your request, the blog is back. God only knows where that will lead. But you know The Mind of Ann. You just never know what’s going to come out.