I was born in Newport, Rhode Island on February 10, 1970. My dad was in the Navy and my Mom was a housewife. My dad’s family was Italian and my mom’s was a mix of French and Irish.
My dad grew up in a large Italian Family in Rochester, New York. My mom grew up in DeKalb, Illinois.
I consider myself a New Yorker even though due to my dad’s career we moved around a lot.
I have a younger sister Lynn who was born on November 8, 1972 in Taipei, Taiwan.
I also have a younger brother Tony who was born on September 22, 1981 in Chesapeake, Virginia.
I get my love of family from my dad’s side of the family and my love of music from my mom’s.
I am a recovering addict. I get that part of my personality from my mom’s side of the family. My Grandpa on my mom’s side was an alcoholic as are most of the men on that side of the family.
I have bi-polar, PTSD and severe anxiety disorder from both sides of my family. There is mental illness on both sides.
I was a very shy child who never liked myself one bit. I had a hard time making friends because we moved so much and I was always the new kid on the block. I figured why bother making friends when I was just going to have to move anyway. I can recall telling a teacher of mine just that in the fourth grade.
Well, this is just the basics about me….
**some of the names have been changed to protect privacy**