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About Wendy Musch

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Wendy Musch – My STORY

  • 1967: I was born in Rapid City, SD
  • I am an only child.
  • I lived with both of my parents who remained married until i was a junior in college.
  • Most of my childhood was spent living in Pierre, South Dakota. At the time, I had what I thought was a rather difficult childhood. Now, I look back on it and in comparison, to other kids, I had a great childhood. My parents made sure that I was fed, clothed, and had a warm bed to sleep in and a roof over my head which is a lot more than some have.
  • That being said, i wasn’t nurtured and didn’t feel cared for. It was more important for my parents to go to the bar after work than to come home and see me and spend time with me. I was a latchkey kid during the school year as well as the summers. It wasn’t uncommon to not have dinner nightly until 8 or 8:30 pm during the school year and 9 or as late at 10 pm in the summers because my parents sat in the bar drinking with their friends more nights than not. It was a very lonely time in my life.

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The Early yEARS..

  • 1981: I started working at the local ice cream shop when I was 13 so that I could have spending money for the kind of clothes I wanted and to buy other things. I worked there in the spring, summer, and fall for 3 1/2 years. When I was 16, I started working at the grocery store until I graduated from high school and school vacations during college.
  • 1983: I finally got to high school, I found my niche and had a very good group of friends that were basically my lifeline. While it was a great time in my life socially, my family was falling apart.
  • 1985: My father was drinking more and more and by the time I was a junior in high school, he was going through his second bout of major depression in a three-year time period with a lesser bout when I was still in junior high school. In those days, mental health issues were taboo and so he suffered through them for several months until he finally got better, leaving my mom and me to take care of everything. They seemed to coincide with job losses for him. The more depressed he was, the more he drank until he got so depressed that he would just sit in the chair and stare blankly out the window or stay in bed.
  • 1986: It was a bittersweet day for me when I graduated from high school. Those were the best years of my life to that point and I didn’t want them to end. I finally had friends and we had a lot of fun together. I feared that college would be difficult for me socially and sadly it was.
  • 1987: I finished my first year and I had zero desire to go back, but I did because I knew I had to if I wanted to get anywhere in life. I remember crying all the way driving back (4 hours) to school that fall. My sophomore year was the best of the four years. I made some friends and had good times. However, that was not to continue my last two years because in order to be able to continue to go to school, I had to become a Resident Assistant to offset some of my school costs. This caused me to have to move to the other side of campus away from the friends I had made.
  • 1988: My parents’ marriage fell apart due to my father going off the deep end which I later learned (thanks to my psychology degree) was a manic episode. He became someone neither my mom nor I knew and he ended up bankrupting them with his shenanigans. I told my mom that it was time to let go before he totally destroyed her. After several months, they finally got divorced. My father once again fell into a deep depression that lasted for over a year and past my college graduation.   His mother (my grandmother) died that summer and he went to stay with his father to help him after that. Little did I know that I would only see my father a handful of times after that until his death.

THE END OF LIFE AS I KNEW IT…..

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  • Fall 2010: I had an emotional affair that I am not proud of, but I had just spent the summer being berated daily for something he did and got in trouble for, but that he blamed me for and I was at the end of my rope. I realized that for me to get away from him, he would have to initiate any change in situation otherwise he would never let me go. The emotional affair was my way of initiating that change. He realized that he had really screwed up and that I was done, and he tried very hard to get me to love him again, but I was done. I began to realize how much he had beaten me down and I just didn’t have the energy or desire to keep fighting.
  • 2011: We agreed to split up in the summer of 2011. It was the hardest, saddest, and best decision I ever made. It was hard because I had lived my entire adult life with my husband up to that point and life as I knew it would cease to exist once we weren’t together. It was the saddest because it was the end of our relationship and there would be no more us or memories to be made together and because I felt like I broke my commitment to him and to God. As a result, I cried every single day multiple times per day for six weeks. It was the best decision because I have grown into a much better, healthier (physically and mentally), and happier person.
  • The third week of July, 2011, I had three major life events occur in my life at essentially the same time. On Monday, I found out that I was going to lose my job within a six month timeframe. On Thursday, I got a phone call out of the blue that my father died unexpectedly. Saturday, I moved out of our house all-together and into a place of my own.
  • I am a strong person, but I fell apart. I thank god for the wonderful supervisor I had at the time who insisted that our boss give me a week of paid vacation to try and come to some semblance of sanity and understanding about my life. My mother also came to help me get settled into my new place and give me much needed emotional support. My husband also gave me some time to get back on track before filing divorce papers. Thankfully, my divorce wasn’t very contentious and we were able to settle things through mediation and everything was final by February of 2012.

in conclusion…..

I have many things to be grateful for despite being currently jobless. I have excellent health, a daughter that is about to realize her occupational dream, a son that is graduated from high school and starting a new phase of life, and I have found the love of my life and the most wonderful man in the world who supports and encourages me to follow my dream of financial and time freedom so I can live my life the way I want to and not by a time clock or a boss.

Education

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Experience

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