I grew up in the Metro Detroit area in a suburb called Southfield. As the youngest of 6 children, all girls, my parents kept us really busy with sports, music, education and arts. I felt like as the youngest, my parents were a bit more relaxed with raising me, however I used my sisters as a guide for what to and not to do. I believe that this may be the reason why I am known to be very independent and enjoy problem solving, almost to a fault. Now I am in my thirties and life has certainly happened with a host of ups and downs. With all of my bumps an bruises I have sought refuge here on this blog so that it may help another person along the way.