I know the pine trees are not really a prison. But, I am here in Tahoe, no friends, no family and no job. Court still looms in the custody case even though I moved 2.5 miles from the "bad baby daddy" and offered the standard California Family Court, cut the baby in half, 50/50 standard. I have run out of money to replenish my attorney's retainer; so I am on my own.
I watched the first three episodes of "Orange is the New Black", last night (no Ella Bella) and I cried several times. It was an entertaining show but I felt so raw and sort of like I knew them.
My favorite color is midnight-blue but I can do this...I can make it o.k. for my baby girl and for myself; I can embrace the forest-green.
Thank you, Piper for sharing your story...sometimes life is raw and not kind and certainly not fair but we make it through.