The night before the adventure

So I am in a hotel room next to JFK airport. I had mani pedi, took the Dog to the groomers and visited my acupuncturist to settle my nerves.

I picked up my son after his 3 weeks traveling solo in Europe and we found a place to eat dinner so he could miss rush hour traffic and visit with his mom. As we are driving to dinner there is a full rainbow. Both ends. I rarely ever see that. It could be a sign. I’m so impressed with my kids I can’t even go there but he brought me back to the hotel and then went home.

So here I am. I stopped in the lobby and met some other travelers watching the Olympics. We chatted. They were from San Diego. I said we used to live there and we all chatted about San Diego. When does the word “we” leave my  conversation. My wedding ring is still on. They asked where I was going. Thailand! They seemed impressed. It’s so far away.   They didn’t ask anything about my husband so I didn’t offer. Not used to doing this on my own.


At the age of 51 I unexpectedly became a widow. For the first 6 months after my husband died, I was in shock and numb. I journaled and with the help of friends, family and therapists was able to get back to living my old life, even if it is now very different. Before I was married, I had spent a semester in England and backpacked around Europe. My husband and I moved from New York to California for 8 years and started a family. Travelling took a back seat to raising a family and going to work everyday. Since the loss of my husband I have visited a lot of places with family and friends and took a solo trip to Thailand. I am enjoying sharing my stories and adventures as well as some of my insights to how I am traveling the path of being a widow. I hope to share my stories and adventures as well as some thoughts on being a middle aged widow. While I have some great experiences traveling to Thailand and cruising to Central America, some of my adventures involve a trip to see a Broadway show in nearby Manhattan and a shopping trip at Bed, Bath and Beyond. If I can inspire anyone to go out and continue to live a good life that would be my greatest accomplishment.

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  1. Kar says:

    I am so proud of you and your awesome, brave sense of adventure!! Carpe Diem❤️

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