My interview with Nomadic Matt: Why Runaway Widow?

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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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23 Responses

  1. liz says:

    Love it!!! Assuming you are in another book club since I didn’t win a trip to Africa!? Lol! So exciting.

  2. Addie says:

    Great interview, you sure do know how to get around!

  3. Patricia G. says:

    You have an interesting story! I love your perseverance and tenacity for life and for travel. 🙂

  4. Christine says:

    What a fantastic interview and I LOVE your story. I’m from NYC too–Brooklyn and Staten Island. I am a teacher too. I taught 2nd and 3rd for 15 years but took a break after my 2nd “baby” was born and that was when my blog (my third child) was born. I’m so glad that you find blogging and connecting with other widows as an outlet. I enjoy reading your posts. Keep writing!

  5. I really love your attitude to life. You have been through a tough time and you, perhaps unlike other people, have found avenues to attempt to deal with this – through your travelling and blogging. I absolutely love travelling too. Croatia is high up on my list. Perhaps next summer!

  6. Jojo Hua says:

    This was so interesting. I always love getting insights into people’s lives like this!

  7. Nicole Anderson says:

    That was a really great interview and showed a lot about you as a person and the journey you have come by so far. It’s so good that blogging has helped you work through grief and helped you share for others that may find themselves in a similar situation. Exciting about your Africa prize and trip – I hope you have a really wonderful time.

  8. Sandra Negron says:

    Such a great interview. Never heard of Runway Widow but will definitely be subscribing

  9. ageekyginger says:

    Wow, what a great interview! Blogging can help through so many things.

  10. alyssadawsonbloggmailcom says:

    How fun! I always like hearing where people have been and seeing what their favorite places are. I’ll have to give Croatia a try one day!

  11. restlessjo says:

    There are all kinds of ways to come to blogging. This is one of the sadder ones. Glad you’ve made it work for you, and others. It can be a lifelong passion. 🙂 🙂 Thanks for your company.

  12. Sheryl Gim says:

    Hi Kristin! Thanks a lot for following Thoughts of SheryL!
    You have a great blog! 🙂

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