Hi. I’m Lex. I used to write about my wonderful life with my husband and kids, along with a few tales of anxiety. Then things changed. The fragility of my idyllic life gave way, and I now I am creating a new life my way. Through the heartbreak, I have found faith, strength, true friendship, and the ability to love myself. I learned that I am not alone, and God is with me every step of the way.

I have a seven year old, Isa, and a three year old, Gabi. I may not know much, but I know that I was meant to be a mom. My girls are a source of joy that can’t be compared. They also drive me nuts with the whining and screaming. They never fail to make me laugh. And nothing beats a hug from those little arms.

I have learned without a doubt that things happen for a reason.  I moved from the middle of nowhere, to Beach Town, a place I’ve always wanted to live.  I opened up my heart to new possibilities and stopped fear in its tracks.  I have love in my life.  And this time, it’s real and lasting.  He loved me 17 years ago.  And from the moment we saw each other again, I found myself opening up to loving him too.   I call him the love of my life.  But you can call him Marco.

I work full time that will allow me to continue to provide for me and my girls no matter what. I love the people I work with and I’m good at my job.  These days I’m thankful to have that paycheck and try to minimize the bitching about the office politics.  But hey, I’m only human.

Chances are, I’ll vent now and then about Os, the ex.  Hopefully, not much.  Anymore.

Life is too short to get stuck in the pit of despair. I try to remain thankful of all the good in my life and look forward to the future I’ve dreamed of.

I love to read. I use my ipod mostly for audiobooks. I love good food, and at times my weight shows it. I don’t exercise enough to keep up with my taste for rich, yummy foods.

I am Catholic in my beliefs and my affiliation, but I tend to associate with a liberal political point of view. I guess you might call me a conservative liberal, if that makes sense

I don’t have answers. But writing helps me figure things out for myself. It helps me remember. And it allows me to connect with great people out there.

Thanks for visiting me.  You can reach me by email – thefirstgirl at gmail dot com


I’m a lover, partner, and soon to be wife.

I’m a mom.

I’m a stepmom (to L and A but I don’t see them much these days).

I work.

I read.

I watch TV.

I vote.

I play.

I write.

I cook.

I eat out.

I shop.

I sing badly.

I laugh.

I cry.

I care.

I love.

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