Finding your paradise

I literally (pen to paper) wrote this post on Wednesday (October 15).

As a native Arizonan and Tucsonan (born, bred and educated) I spent many summers in San Diego, as did many other Arizonans.

Getting a tan, running my toes through the sand and the smell of salt water … that’s my ideal and dream vacation. Throw in an exotic location and it’s my paradise.

As I am handwriting this post (will take to the keyboard later–aka now) I am sitting on a private island on Bora Bora soaking up the sun (I am fully covered in sun screen), looking at the turquoise water, hearing the waves roll in and feeling so lucky … and happy.

(The photo above was taken right after I wrote this post.)

As you know my dear readers, things have changed a lot on my life in the past month. September 15 was my last day  in the corporate world. Today as I take pen to paper it is Wednesday, October 15.

Six days ago (now, nine days) I turned 40. In 10 days (now seven) I celebrate my 11th wedding anniversary.

While on probably the most exotic vacation I will ever take I have been … Continue reading

Being 40 is awesome

Friends, today I turned 40.

I have no issues with being 40. In fact, I am excited about it.

I have looked forward to this day for many years.

I have always looked much younger than I actually am. So I like shocking people with my true age. Just the other day someone told me they thought I was in my 20s.

Plus, years ago I decided my 40th birthday trip would be in Tahiti. And tomorrow Curt and I head off to Tahiti for a week! Eeeekkk! Can’t wait.

(For Curt’s 40th birthday trip we hit Oktoberfest in Munich. We also visited Budapest and Prague and had dinner with friends one night in Vienna. And had a chance to visit our German “family” in Stuttgart. That was a great trip.)

I remember when I thought 40 was old. Let me tell you kids … it isn’t.

For a long time in my early adulthood life was challenging. But that molded me to be the person I am today.

So far I have lived a fulfilling life. I have had to work hard for everything I have and everything I have done. And I am proud of that.

Today I am … Continue reading