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I am a mother of two just-becoming-teenagers living in a house shared with our chosen family in Seattle. We call ourselves Dragon House. This journal spans the time from when my children were 4 and 2 to the present day, starting during the time when I lived with my children's father in a cohousing community, moving through our marriage and divorce and the move to another living situation. It covers my move from stay-at-home mom to professional administrative assistant to the post-work life on disability. Themes that come up often are mental illness, living with disabilities, parenting, living in community, The Meaning of capital-L Life (or lack of meaning of capital-L Life), work problems and adjusting to life with no structured work. I am interested in a life made meaningful by my attention to and ability to flow with the details on a daily basis.