My name is Erin. I love black shirts, cats, dark roasted coffee, and cheap vodka. I’ve had this blog since 2002. What is there to say about that?

When I first started writing, I had just met the man who would become my husband. In 2006, we got engaged. In 2007, we got married. In 2009, I had a mental breakdown. Within 10 months I was separated and within 15 months I’d moved he who is B! from Phoenix to Boston, where we now live with our two cats, Mozey and Jake. And the wild part is – it’s all here. Right on these pages.

I’ve often thought that it’s too much, this having everything all in the open. But one of the things that drove me to madness in the first place was a horrible loneliness – the feeling that nobody else could be feeling the things I was feeling. When I went to the hospital, one of the most important things I learned was that I WASN’T alone. There are plenty of people who have hard times, plenty of people who get overwhelmed, plenty of people who are smart and funny and perhaps more than a little damaged. People just like me.

I want to be that person who is just like you. And I hope, through this effort, you’ll see that I am.

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