All In …

Thank you all for the thoughtful comments you’ve shared here so far – I love reading your reactions and learning about how much we all have in common. I can relate to so many of the experiences you’ve shared, and one in particular strikes me today – the times in our life when we’re bored, idle or feeling a complete lack of motivation.

As I mentioned in my very first post, I am a product of a single mother who worked hard, but struggled financially. I have always been a worker bee, so I got a job when I was 14 (back when you could) so I could afford to buy the “extras.” I started working hard, or hustling as I like to think, to achieve goals I had laid out for myself; and I’ve never really stopped.

Family fun and letting go

What a week…we survived our whirlwind trip to the Big Apple.

We arrived on Wednesday, late afternoon and left again at 5 p.m. on Friday. So often we think going across the country for two accumulative days is way too crazy and we choose not to go, but we had the best time. It was everything we wanted it to be. All of my husband’s family lives in the NY and Boston areas. His aunts and their children and now their children have always been a huge part of our lives. Now my children yearn for the rare visits with all of them. From the minute we all arrive in NY it is endless chatter, laughing and catching up.