Where Are We?

Living Life in the Slow Lane

Me with my favorite muse, Dulce.

I used to think of the Slow Lane as somewhere I didn't want to be. It was that space in between where I was, and where I wanted to be.

But that was then, and this is now. 

I did the work to move myself forward, and my life these days is in a pretty good place. 

So who am I and what is this blog all about?

My name is Kelly Ospina. I'm a mom, an activist, a former foster parent, an on-again/off-again writer, and now also a student at the University of the People.

I started blogging at a time when I literally felt my life was Stuck in the Slow Lane, so that's what I decided to call the blog. Life became an even bumpier ride when I took on three foster kids, ages 2, 5, and 7.,

Since I didn't know if the kids would go home or not, I got serious about saving to buy a house, and about writing. Two of my flash fiction stories were published on everydayfiction.com, and the kids and their mom got their own place in July of 2014. I closed on my condo in July of 2016.

Today, my focus is on getting my bachelor's degree, volunteering, and doing whatever I can to vanquish racism in myself, and in our societal systems.

For the most part, I'm still living life in the Slow Lane, but these days that's just how I like it. 

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