Hi! My name is Melissa! I was born in Phoenix, AZ but consider myself an "Ohioan" since I grew up there. I lived in Ohio from 3rd grade up until a few years after college. I moved to NC for a few years, back to OH, then back to NC for 10 years. I am now a resident of Alpine, TX (the middle of nowhere surrounded by the great western mountains). I have been an educator for over 20 years, am a single parent, a cat mom, a tattooed, highly educated, strong, independent woman. I love to read and write! I hope my ramblings bring a smile to your face or that you can relate in some way. Enjoy!