My name is Melissa Kay Moriarty and that's Jimmy up there, he's my little brother. He was killed in action this past November while he was serving in Jordan for the US Army. My life turned upside down when we lost him and since that time I've found solace primarily in two things: writing and work. I write here and I work with artisans in South America (Azulina + MARIYA).
I first created this site to write about my dealings with death and it has expanded to show the whole me. My "new normal", a term that comes up a lot after dealing with tragedy or sickness, is a combination of Jimmy, my career and my hopes and dreams. I am more than just Jimmy's heartbroken sister - I'm an entrepreneur, I'm a friend, I'm a sister to Becca, I'm the daughter to Jim and Cindy, I'm a writer, I'm a cheerleader for women...
Thank you for being here, for following my story. If you have any questions or need help in your own dealings with anything you think I might be familiar with, please contact me. I'm here for you, even if I don't know you.