I’m currently attending university, seeking my bachelor’s Degree in Wnglish Literature. I hope to be a writer and inspire others in ways that literature has inspired me.
Stepparenting for Beginners
Being a stepparent is the most difficult part of my marriage. I've known my husband since we were young children and we get along perfectly—well, most of the time. We communicate when something bothers us and we compromise with each other. And even before we were officially dating, I knew his son was always going to be part of him. His son is five now and officially being "stepmom" has come with more hurdles than I ever thought there would be. Hopefully these tips will help with some of your own hurdles.
The Fairy Ring
Dark thunder clouds had gathered in the sky all afternoon. The summer storms in this part of Ireland always grew quickly as the warm air began to wrestle with the cold sea air that blew in from the coast. The low rumble threatened a storm; all day the clouds gathered over the sea, moving closer and closer to the rocky coast. The sky grew darker as the sun began its descent. Rain drops began to drip here and there as another low, distant rumble echoed over the moors. Gran tapped her cane on the packed dirt and stared at the rolling clouds with pursed lips. Grey hair fluttered about her face, some strands coming loose from the bun she had tied earlier. Her wrinkled hands gripped the polished driftwood as she turned towards the house.
Medicare and the Millennial
As we age, we can expect a few things to happen. Hearing and eyesight tend to fade, we move a little slower, and we wear sweaters more often because we'll get cold a little easier. But what about the things you don't account for? Like when you lose your teeth and you can't afford dentures. How are you going to eat? Or that scab on your foot that just isn't healing, but you can't afford to buy the antibiotic the doctor prescribed. Will you not pay your electric bill to buy the medication? Or when your spouse's memory is going and they can no longer take care of themselves, but you're recovering from a recent surgery yourself and can't walk for the next six weeks. Who's going to take care of the both of you when your family lives a thousand miles away?