Hi there! Thanks for peeking in here. My name is Melissa (Day of Daydreamlane.com), and I appreciate your wanting to learn a little about me. This site has been growing on and off for decades, going through different incarnations. Recently, it was only about digital art.

Life happened, and I had to let go of being able to host it for a while. Now that I’m back, it is now what I guess we used to call a Lifestyle blog. It is a combination of everything from all of my different sites over the years. You will see some posts that have images watermarked with littlebitsandpieces.com, as that is where the writing originally lived.

So now we have a mishmash of all the different dimensions of who I am and who I want to become. It continues to be a never-ending journey of self-acceptance. There are parts of me that I’ve slowly grown to love, such as my curiosity and passion for learning new things. There are also parts of me that I hope to improve upon, even if that is a path with no actual destination. It is a place to store my daydreams, share knowledge, work on my art therapy, improve my writing skills, introduce services and products that I adore, and a reminder of how far I have come, along with hopefully being a source of comfort to others with mental health issues.

Covering the basics:

I am 55, divorced, and I have the honor of being called Mom by the three most amazing humans I have ever known. My oldest son is 22, and my boy/girl twins are 18. We currently live outside of Fort Lauderdale, and since the sun and my skin do not get along, I spend a lot of time indoors. My dream is to move to a place where it stays cooler longer than it stays hot. If you follow personality types, I am an INFP, which I personally found to be a gift to discover. I highly recommend looking into what is yours and what it means for you.

Mental Health Topics on Daydream Lane:

As you may have noticed, I mentioned mental health issues. In the late 1990s, I had a nervous breakdown and was subsequently diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder, and PTSD (recently upgraded to Complex PTSD). A decade later, I was also diagnosed with ADHD, which was a huge shock at the time but ended up saving my life in a way. You may rightly assume that I struggle with being organized, so that will be a huge blogging topic. I have also used art therapy as a tool whenever I am at my lowest, so you’ll find all the different types I’ve dabbled in here.

I love humanity, but I’m pretty socially awkward, so spending time with folks in real life isn’t my thing. My wish is that kindness ruled the world and that people cared about their fellow humans more. You may laugh at how addicted I am to learning or notice my love for all shades of green. You may also realize that I am much shyer in person than I am online.

I think that covers it for now. May your day be filled with light, laughter, and love!

This is me!

The Get-To-Know Me Posts:

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