Death Becomes Me

There are a pile of dishes in the sink and the other day I changed my own light bulb.  Believe me…it’s a good thing.  Aside from realizing how inept I am at certain things, I am discovering just how awesome I really am at other things.  The experience is nothing new except for the fact that these revelations have arrived at a very tumultuous point in my life.

There are a great many truths about learning to live alone.

First, one has to conquer severe loneliness.  Unless you are a person who is totally adept at self-soothing, this can be a daunting task.  For years I’ve managed to always have a busy-bee lifestyle that involved catering to Carlos and the whirlwind that his tempestuous life demanded.  There were always people in the house and laundry lists of things he needed or appointments he had to keep.

Next, I’ve had to re-discover my interests.  This sounds so benign, but I really had to find out how to while away the hours…Dexter Marathon anybody?


I’m continuing my education while sparking that part of me that’s in love with info by taking some FREE Coursera courses online. I’ve submitted my work to 2 online contests and I’m still trying to get better about going to the gym (epic fail this week…my bad) for yoga.

With each new endeavour, I reveal more to myself and it’s a great feeling. For example, I have a love affair with Sleep.

I think it’s about that time to indulge. Good night!

About Lisa Perez

Lisa M. Perez is a published poet, editor, copywriter, public speaker and artist. The co-creator of the first ever ArtSpace in Jersey City, member of IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists), and administrator for an online Mail Art group, Lisa supports the arts and advocates for creativity. Her successful, Art Journal and "Notes from my Brain" series are ongoing projects that evolve with the artist. In addition to being an active blogger since 2005, Lisa scripts and edits copy for various online articles and videos. In September 2017, she was a guest-speaker and virtually chaired a YOGA Recovery meeting. In her spare time, Lisa studies, reads, and creates while maintaining a day job in a STEM field and being a full-time fur-mommy to her shih-tzu, Cher.
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