Living Happily Ever After

About Me


I never dreamed I’d star in my own dramatic production, on or off the stage, but sometimes you get things you didn’t expect.  The unexpected life.

The drama!  The plot twists I never anticipated. But through it all, I’ve never stopped seeking the fairy tale ending, or happily ever after, I believe it’s possible to write with any story.

I’m simply doing my best in my role as Andrea Merriman, star of my own personal dramatic production; and although The Academy doesn’t formally recognize situations like mine and there isn’t an Oscar for living my life, the events are quite infamous in their own right.  It has been something to live it. Hopefully you’ll find it interesting reading.

But more than anything, I hope you catch the moral of my story, because when all is said and done, what means the most to me is what I’ve learned from my role. That’s really what I’d like to share:  the life lessons I’ve tried to learn and hope I can pass on to others as a result of starring in my own unexpected life, because I believe that “out of small and simple things, great things are brought to pass.”

I hope that by choosing to embrace the production I’ve been cast in (although I didn’t choose to be cast in it) and enduring all my role has to offer, that in the end, the small and simple aspects of my performance (aka. my small and simple life, unexpected as it may be) will make a difference in the world.  For the better.

“To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest!”

Feel free to join me backstage.  As you read my blog, I welcome your thoughts and comments and promise I will respond personally to every one. Enjoy the show!

Read my story from the beginning.

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