We’re in the home stretch of 2015 and I can’t even believe it. I was twenty-one when I first said I’d love to live in California for awhile and two decades later, it came true. Whether for a season or something more, this year has been special. When I was teaching, each day brought me closer and closer to winter break excitement. One of the main goals when leaving traditional education was to create a holiday lifestyle year ’round. Each day we try to reach that lofty goal. No more waiting for the weekend, day off or long extended holiday. Believing in the hype, creating the magic and always reaching for the happy…we’re trying each and every day.
“Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain Read the rest of this entry
On the 1st of January 2014, I officially left the land of education after fifteen years in the classroom. Jumping into event planning and travel writing with both feet, 2014 has been filled with new adventures, new challenges, new friends, and new opportunities. On this last morning of 2014, as I sit overlooking the San Diego marina in a city I hope will be a new home for awhile, I count myself incredibly lucky. I am lucky to be healthy, lucky to have supportive family and friends, lucky to have the freedom to take this leap and so very lucky to be able to do it all with my best friend. This year we traveled near and far, experienced new and favourite places, met some amazing people, helped in our own way, believed in ourselves, challenged fear, developed greater strength, changed perspectives, did our best to find our happy, and have gone in search of sunshine. This year I’ve celebrated smiles, magic, milestones, hugs, moments, people, adventure, hope, kindness, courage and love. I can’t wait for the wonder 2015 holds. For 2015, let’s all wish for awesome! Read the rest of this entry