About the Author


IndeVidua – inde for independent; vidua the Latin word for widow

Once upon a time I was a wife and working mother of two. Director before the age of 30, some may have classified me as a woman driven by her career, however I was always a wife and mother first. Within every job I’ve ever had I have been given an unbelievable amount of responsibility and trust but no real authority. I am a well respected leader and innovator, open to new experiences, open minded, authoritative and aggressive. I was an energetic workaholic during the day with enough energy to party or continue working at night. I used to thrive in high-stakes high pressure situations.

Today I am still a working mother of two, I am widowed, have a lot of the traits I used to have but have a hard time finding them and lack focus. I have a story to tell which some may find entertaining, sad, humorous and/or identifiable. I am a deliberate free spirit with a selective type-A personality. I ask why and what if and try to learn as much as I teach. I fall short of my goals.

I immigrated to the States in 1979 from Managua, Nicaragua at the age of three with my mother. I learned English sometime before first grade, have lived in four different states and consider myself to be just Latina enough to not be American. In reality though,  I am just as American as the girl next door except with light olive skin, dark hair and dark eyes.

I really am just simply, ordinary me.


6 thoughts on “About the Author

    Josie said:
    March 28, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Very good. Enjoy reading

    Liked by 1 person

    Gatita Linda said:
    March 29, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    My friend!!! this is a great way to open your feelings, your soul and your heart. Many blessings in the year to come..and much love!! Martha

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    Linda said:
    March 30, 2015 at 2:17 pm


    As always, your insightful writings leave me both laughing and emotionally drained.
    Thank you for opening up and letting us share this sometimes comical and sometimes painful journey as you learn to bring some sense of normalcy and peace into your life. We are all behind you and are willing to laugh with you and cry with you as we continue on this road together.
    Thank you for sharing. Your Pal, L

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    Leah said:
    April 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I am so proud of you!

    It takes an unexplainable amount courage and strength to open up and share yourself – both your grief, sadness, sorrow, pain & tears as well as your joys, happiness, laughter & hope.

    I personally think you are far from simple or ordinary – for those of us that know and love you, we are thankful for you, exactly as you are.

    I do not know what lies ahead of you – but know that I’ll always be here to walk beside you and hold your hand when there are no words. I look forward to seeing where this journey we call life takes you. And I thank you for letting us travel that journey through your graceful words.

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    Kirsten Bruce Winter said:
    April 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Linda…I saw Leah’s FB post about this blog. You are an amazing writer! What courage it takes to share your story. I felt real emotions while reading what you’ve been through. Stay strong…

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    Shawn said:
    April 17, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Linda – I am so happy that a friend let me know about your blog. I agree with the other comments about your amazing courage and wonderful ability to share your feelings in such a thoughtful manner. I think of you and your children often. You are so strong! Take care. . . .

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