Yesterday I published Emergency Exit, my first guest post for the “honest moms” blog, Get Born. Be warned, it isn’t pretty. It’s a remake of Escape, an account of a climactic exit from an abusive home which I posted two years ago for Reality Writes, though I doubt more than a dozen people ever read it. That was the writer’s group I joined when TJ was just six weeks old in a desperate attempt to connect with my pre-mom intelligence. After years on hold, writing came alive again. Though the group is now defunct, its purpose for me was well-served: a passion reawakened and a piece of my identity restored.