Coming out!

I have struggled with fear, self-confidence, and unworthiness for so long. But today I made the decision to push it all aside and go public with my blog.

If you are looking for the perfect story writing, this is not for you. If you are looking for real-life struggles and triumphs, well then this is the perfect place for you!

I’m just a girl with a dream. A believer in second chances, and a social justice warrior.

More importantly, I am a wife, a mother to four amazing and resilient children, and a fur mom to a Boston Terrier who saved my life.

I left prison almost 7 years ago after 5 years, 7 months and 27 days. I focused so hard on that release date that I didn’t even realize I wasn’t prepared for the life after.

This blog will be about those struggles. And the victories. As well as everything in between.

So again, thank you for joining me.

And so; the journey begins…

My name is Michelle.

This is another chapter in my #lifeafter. The good, the bad, the blessings, and the curses.

Rainbows and Sprinkles.

“Just get through that gate,” that was my focus. It’ll be rainbows and sprinkles from there.



I look forward to sharing my experiences, my work, my thoughts, my pain, my growth, my setbacks, and most importantly, my inspiration.

Thank you for supporting me, and for believing in (multiple) second chances.

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton