Early on, in our time of social isolation, a couple of different groups of my friends and family began to check in on each other via video conferences. These have been incredibly powerful. With many friends and family members living so far away, I wonder why we hadn't done this as groups before? One of… Continue reading Soul-Soothing Activities
Way back in January, when threats of the 'new Coronavirus' barely registered for most of us, Leanne Le Cras asked me to write a guest post for her blog. Her focus was on what positive things I had been doing in my 'second act' (aka, life post-50). Little did I realize at the time, that my answers… Continue reading Second Acts & Self-Reinvention
Do you ever wonder why you're blogging (or any other form of public sharing)? Are your words or images truly reaching others? Are they making a difference? Yesterday, I received the following email from a man named Jerry. Greetings: If at all possible, I would like to be in contact with the author of the… Continue reading Is Anybody Out There?
Thank you to author and blogger, Jill Weatherholt, for inviting me to play ‘Would You Rather.’ I encourage you to visit her site to check out not only my answers but the answers of other bloggers as well (some had me laughing for quite a while)!
I look forward to seeing you there!
Today, I’m excited to welcome fellow blogger, Donna Connolly. Many of you know her, but if you haven’t checked out her blog, I encourage you to do so. Not only does she write captivating content, she’s a wonderful photographer, too. I’m so happy our paths have crossed. Her sweet smile is guaranteed to brighten up any blog she visits. She’s here to play “would you rather.” I think you’ll enjoy her answers as much as I did. Welcome, Donna!
Would you rather live in the middle of nowhere, with no people or stores within a 10-mile radius, or live in a busy city?
I currently live in a small, oceanside town on Vancouver Island. V.I. was recently declared by CNN as one of the “top 20 places in the world to visit”. I (very biasedly) agree with their ranking.
Our small corner of this diverse area is…
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Richard and I recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. For months ahead of time, we began to imagine how we would commemorate this day. We initially considered seeing the Northern Lights in the Yukon Territories. At -17C (1.4F), what were we thinking? As winter began to decend upon us, we decided on an all-inclusive beach… Continue reading Why Celebrate Milestones?
Over the holidays, I wanted to focus on presence. I took a month-long break from blogging and significantly reduced my time online. Although the first series of images suggests that my primary activity was dining, I revelled in quality time with family/friends and am grateful for our time together. Our youngest son flew home yesterday,… Continue reading Where Have I Been? Where Am I Going?
This morning, I picked up my copy of Hug Everyone You Know by Antoinette Truglio Martin. I follow Martin's blog, Stories Served Around the Table, and greatly enjoy her writing style. I figured I would read a few chapters each week, but...from the initial pages onward, I couldn't put the book down. I finished the… Continue reading Hug Everyone You Know
Winter on Vancouver Island usually means one thing – rain, rain, and more rain! I’ve tried to make friends with this wet stuff. Honestly, I have. Sadly, my attempts have always been short-lived.
Look up “Fraidy Cat” in the dictionary. Go ahead; I’m happy to wait. Did you see my picture there? I’m not surprised. The truth is, I can be a big chicken. Tons of things scare the heck out of me. Okay, maybe not in large enough proportions to officially be considered phobias, but still, scary… Continue reading Nothing to fear but….
It’s been three full years since my retirement. I can still (faintly) hear well-intended voices saying, “You’ll regret leaving work early.” “You’ll be utterly and completely bored!” Now that ample time has passed, I can honestly reply, “No” and “Not one little bit!” Boredom never crosses my mind. As a matter of fact, it’s quite… Continue reading Why in the Heck Am I so Busy?!!