Bloganuary 20 – What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?

I’m always late to these things, but I’ve been visiting my blog and others this month and came across the January challenge. Ever since the invention of the Iphone I have taken so many photos. My favorite…OK the top 3:

Big brother introducing little brother to the sprinkler
Harry – the dog who filled my empty nest (2015 selfie)
Sunset from Table Mountain, South Africa


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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6 Responses

  1. Carolyn r Penuel says:

    Loved your picture of an African sunset. How fortunate you were to go there. Some widows are not so fortunate. But being able to gain a new perspective is all important in balancing the widow fog and moving forward. It’s different for all of us. I enjoy a few trusted friends to go with me. Others may enjoy meeting new people while traveling. The point is a break in routine is necessary to gain some balance.

    • runawaywidow says:

      I agree. The break in routine helped as well as planning getaways to look forward to helped me early on in my widowhood journey. Thanks for reading and your comment. ❤️

  2. Wow, the sunset pic is amazing, and I wouldn’t believe it was taken from a phone if you hadn’t said so. I appreciate this post, so do keep sharing your work! And what a cutie Harry is.

  3. Nana Wathore says:

    All the three photos- brother, dog and sunset are beautiful.

  4. Lovely images. And i hope as much as i feel, life is blessing you with some joy. Thank you for sharing.

    Narayan x

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