About Runaway Widow

WE CAN NOT CONTROL THE WIND, ONLY HOW WE ADJUST OUR SAILS.  COME SAIL AWAY WITH ME…

Join me, Kristin, on my journey to adjust to the sudden death of my husband and learn to live as a young, middle-aged, remarried widow.

Mike was killed in August 2015. After the police investigation fades, details of the ‘accident’ become suspicious. When the medical examiner determines the cause of death is HOMICIDE, I hire a team of investigators and lawyers to discover what really happened that night.

I started writing my blog during the summer when I ran away to avoid my first wedding anniversary without my husband as well as the one year anniversary of his passing.  I fled around the world to Thailand.  

After the big trip I struggled with daily activities and tried to positively move forward into my new and different life.  It is not a life I asked for, but once your husband is gone your life is forever changed.  I found joy again, at first in very small things.

Over time I engaged in more day trips alone or with friends.  I traveled to meet friends or even on my own for a yoga and writing retreat in Costa Rica and a grief and healing weekend in Connecticut.  Taking time to do something, anything, can be very helpful and eventually you discover a new normal.  It is not the same, but there could be some unexpected surprises along the way.

The blog and I evolved over time. I have since retired from my teaching job, married a wonderful man, and moved to Florida.

I’ve continued to take travel adventures when I can, despite COVID. I’ve got a part time job working at the beach as a guide for Florida Beach Horses and recently earned my yoga teacher certification. Most exciting is that I have now published Mike’s story in a memoir titled

NO SIMPLE HIGHWAY: A widow’s journey to seek justice for her husband’s death.

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Here are a few of my favorite blogs:

DO WIDOWS WEAR WEDDING RINGS?

JUNGLE TREKKING AT NIGHT OR MY LEAST FAVORITE THING TO DO IN THE THAILAND RAINFOREST

ACROSS THE USA TRIP AND A HEART NECKLACE 

WIDOW TO WIDOW ADVICE ON DATING AND MOVING FORWARD

HOW NOT TO BE A STAY AT HOME LONELY WIDOW