ABOUT

Judy on her bed

My name is Judy Unger and I am a 56-year-old woman who has embarked upon a new life. It all began when I started this blog in 2010. When I wrote about my struggles, I released my pain and it transformed me into a new woman.

I rediscovered my love for music after not playing my guitar much for over 30 years. In 2012, I began composing new songs and feelings erupted that startled me. Eventually, my own lyrics became my guide and I found the courage to follow them.

Five years ago, I was overwhelmed caring for my sick parents and coping with three teenagers. I also carried grief over my firstborn son who died in 1992 at the age of 5. I was unhappily married for a long time but never acknowledged it.

My life is so different now. Both my parents are gone. After my father died, I found the courage to end my 31-year marriage. Instead of selling my parents’ coop, I decided to live there. It is very poignant to be surrounded with memories from my childhood.

On my coop walkway

I am a commercial illustrator and my illustrations can be seen on many food labels in supermarkets. My career had a big resurgence after I divorced and I’m fortunate that I can support myself as an artist. I have another blog that I created about my illustration career at https://foodartist.wordpress.com.

I also continue to pursue the music that I love. My biggest struggle has been dealing with dry eye syndrome, which was a complication from cataract surgery in 2012.

I am very close to all three of my children. My two sons live with me (25 and 19) and my daughter (22) lives nearby.

Writing has helped me stay on a healing and positive path. Touching and inspiring others through my songs and stories is something that elevates my life.

Thank you again for visiting my blog.

Examples of labels that carry my illustrations

Examples of labels that carry my illustrations

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