I took a sabbatical from writing.
And I have better posture for doing it. Mom will be happy.
The last year I have had many many changes and life events going on. Some were AWESOME and a few were some that will make your hair grey.
That’s life honey, not for sissies.
The ONE THING that I have learned is the old saying:
I know, cliché, but it’s freekin true.
Sooo, in the last year or so I learned some things:
- I don’t lose weight when I am stressed therefore I will never get divorced because the Divorce Diet will not get me a new man.
- I will NEVER EVER rescue another dog with the REMOTEST DNA of Chihuahua in it.
- Do NOT buy the cheap pads. Poise all the way!
- When your parents become hard of hearing, it’s really not that bad. Except for the TV that I can hear from Florida. And the yelling.
- When you travel especially overseas, you really only need 2 pairs of black pants, Uggs, ortho inserts, a camera, a jacket and deodorant.
- Centre Court Wimbledon IS all that and a bag of chips. Or a glass of Pimms. Oh, and don’t make fun of the “Ugly English Old Dude” sitting next to you. He just may be the president of the All England Club…
- I totally fan girled over this beautiful young husband I met at an AirBNB we stayed at in England who’s best friends with Andrew Lincoln. THAT was embarrassing….
- The correct pronunciation of the word HAM in Spanish is ‘hambon’ NOT ‘jambone’.
- I love Guatemala.
- I still dig through and buy dead’s people’s stuff (estate sales)
- My mom is seriously a trooper – we took her on a pass (not recommended) to Amsterdam and Germany this past spring. Surprise! There are very few escalators in European train stations.
- I started my own skin care franchise. Yep, you heard me right the first time. E-commerce all the way baby, work from home and can still junk, travel and write. Because the former three can’t pay all the bills. And I get to dress up nice again, go to a couple of meetings, a convention, and meet some pretty awesome, normal, and driven women. And the product works.
I’ve also learned about patience, love, forgiveness, prayer, charity, dignity and hope.
And I guess those were my most important lessons this year!