Come see me over at The Sisterwives today!

I am beyond honored to be featured today on The Sisterwives, a place created by nine incredibly talented women to share stories of darkness and light, despair and hope, and to let us know that we are not alone.

Please drop by and read I’m not gonna miss you, and then stick around and browse the amazing stories they have gathered thus far. ❤

 

 

A girls’ getaway to San Juan – Part 1

It was during the tail end of this past winter that, in one day, I received multiples calls, texts, and emails, covering various details and options for a girls’ getaway to Puerto Rico from two longtime friends. When I say ‘longtime’, I mean it. G and I were in middle school together, and L and I went to high school together.  And of course, we have many shared adventures from those times forward. Not all can be shared in a public forum. 🙂

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A brief respite from the routine

I finish packing my BMW 1200GS with just the essentials for a two-night getaway and ride north into darkening skies. A fine drizzle persists as I head up into the mountains, but on this late Saturday afternoon, the sweeping curves of US 129 over Blood Mountain are mine to enjoy, nearly free of traffic. The conditions are perfect for clearing the mind, and totally focusing on the flow of the ride. My destination is a rendezvous with my love, and we arrive within minutes of each other for a quick dinner in Blairsville, Georgia, before heading further north to our stop for the night in Dillsboro, North Carolina.

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Tis the season – a postscript

Earlier in December, I wrote Tis the season about having the opportunity to provide some hope and cheer at Christmas to a family who took the unimaginable step to leave their home for a better future just before the holidays. As part of No One Alone (NOA)’s  charter to serve the victims of domestic violence in two local counties, the Adopt a Family program is one that has been a priority for me each Christmas for five years.

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