Welcome!

Welcome to Breaking To Mend! Allow me to introduce myself — My name is Elizabeth Ann Balli, and I am a wife, mother of a teenager and toddler, as well as a Novelist, writer of Poetry and now, Blogger. I have been writing for as far back as I can remember, but only to an audience of one.

In starting a blog, my goal was to write through the grief, the pain and the loss in my life in order to bring myself to the point of mending. I came to the paper broken and looking to find a way to move through it all. I chose to do what I had done for most of my life, speak my truths through writing. In writing for an unknown audience, I found myself hidden between the words. And in sharing my findings, I offer my solidarity to those who also share in similar experiences and the battle with the emotions therein. The lessons that laid lurking as golden nuggets located dead center within my experiences, began to reveal themselves and the process of mending began. Sharing my stories became cathartic, a healing of wounds as well as a giant magnifying glass highlighting the countless blessings that have come from both the good as well as the bad.

Welcome to my life filleted onto paper, I hope that you enjoy what you read as much as I have enjoyed writing it! More importantly, I hope that you find the same ability to mend through examining the cracks, and finding humor in the mediocre along with the outrageous. Kick up your feet and stay a while.