Patricia discovered language with her first word, “bird,” later finding great solace in nature. She is a writer, speaker, and a memorial and wedding celebrant, and tries in all her endeavors to be an advocate for healthy change and for sexual abuse prevention opportunities. Six decades of journaling have served as a life buoy―tangible evidence of a life explored in earnest while being tossed by experiences of childhood sexual abuse—and the habit continues to guide her ongoing life journey. Decades of public school teaching were helpful for her Master’s research in “professional reflective journaling” as a tool to help educators better understand themselves and others. Patricia continues to maintain an unyielding commitment to excavating and acknowledging what is resilient about her life and the lives of others. She lives in south central Colorado where she watches the Milky Way splash across night skies.