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End of Summer

At Long Last

Greetings, Better Lifers!  I hope you are well and that you’ve had wonderful Springs and Summers.  Many of you have children returning to school soon (today even!), and I hope they are excited about the new beginning.  I know I am.

As summer draws to a close, so does a busy period for me.  I am very much looking forward to “slow season” and catching up with myself, which includes catching up with you all and this blog.

One of the “rules” of blogging is not to apologize for absences.  However,… Continue reading

Missed My Own Birthday!

Dearest Better Lifers, hellooooooooooo!  I know I’ve been remiss about writing for quite some time.  But, it makes for pretty significant neglect when . . .

I missed my own Blog birthday!

February 23, 2014 marked 3 years since I returned to the island, and two years since this Better Life blog was born.  And I missed it.  Yup.

Last year, I celebrated with an Anniversary Roundup, followed by a giant Thank You, a reflection on how the blog came to be, and more – all in my anniversary/birthday week.  This… Continue reading

Priorities & Slow Season Sunsets

Where Have I Been?

In the last four months, I have published a paltry four blog posts.  Sigh.

Since the flurry of Regatta season, I have been dashing from one thing to the next, with a great deal of travel as well.  I touched on some of this in an earlier blog post, and I am delighted to report that all health issues are seemingly resolved, and my family and I are in great health and spirits.

Where Am I Now?

I am also delighted to report that I am happily home on the island and enjoying… Continue reading

Birth of a Blog

Ahhh, blogging.  A year and a few months ago, I didn’t know a thing about it.  And then . . .

Origin

I began to think it might be interesting to start a blog. I’d been writing a lot lately for personal projects and feeling like I wanted to write more. Frankly, I don’t really remember my very first thoughts about it all, or how I even started to read or check out other blogs.

At some point, I decided it would be a fun way for friends and family to keep up with me from afar. However,… Continue reading

Anniversary Thanks

Happy Anniversary Week! Let the celebration continue. 🙂

Some of you may have watched the Academy Awards and the accompanying hoopla. In this award season, people write up their notes and practice their thank-you speeches.  Of course, I have not won an Oscar (although I DID get a sweet Liebster Award recently. Woot! Woot!) But I do think it important to give thanks – every single day.

THANK YOU

This anniversary week, especially, I want to pause to give thanks to so many who helped make the first year of Choosing the Better Life a success.

Thanks to My… Continue reading

Announcing Foodie Friday! (Steamed Fish Dinner)

Well, y’all, I’m trying something new . . .

Various Bahamian dishes and this new Foodie Friday series!

Of course, this is not a food blog, and I’m not really a foodie. I’m certainly no chef! I like cooking just fine, but it’s not one of my biggest passions or talents. That said, I LOVE to eat good food, and I’m no shrinking violet when it comes to going back for seconds and thirds! Since I’m cooking daily now, I figured it is time to spruce things up.

But the biggest reason for launching this series is that I’m finally… Continue reading

The Liebster Award for Blogs!

Did I Just Win a Blogging Award?!

Well, kinda, maybe, sorta.

Have you ever heard of the Liebster Award? I certainly had not. So, imagine my surprise to find I’ve been nominated for one!

(I wish I could tell you more about the blog/blogger who nominated me and give her the hearty PROPS she deserves. However, from her privacy standpoint – since she operates mostly in the world of the anonymous internet – connecting to me would be a little too much “worlds colliding.” So, I’ll just say that she deserves every bit of kudos the Liebster Award offered her,… Continue reading

WRITE!

As we rolled into the new year, plenty of people were blogging and Facebooking and Tweeting about reflections on 2012 and bright ideas for 2013. As you know from my new year’s video greeting, I didn’t spend much reflective time during the hectic holiday season. Since then, however, I’ve tried to give such contemplation its due.

New Year’s Resolutions

Like many of you, I suspect, it’s been years since I actually made a formal new year’s resolution.  I found myself making the same ones year after year with only halfhearted follow-through.  Or the resolutions I made were… Continue reading

Life Had Other Plans For Me (Better Life Theme Song)

Great day to you, Better Lifers! Today, I am excited to announce something new for the blog . . .

I previously wrote about my love of music.  Before too long, you’ll also read about my love of books.  Certain books (and a few blogs) were pivotal in my journey from Before to Now, from There to Here, and the evolution of my life on an island and blogging about it all.

I look forward to sharing favorite music, books and blog posts with you in the near future with a new Better Life series which… Continue reading

Santa Brings Our New & Improved Blog!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Better Lifers!

I’m delighted to present you (and myself!) with this holiday gift of a new and improved blog!

The Big Unveiling . . .

For those of you who participated in our Facebook discussion and cast a vote for the new blog header, I hope you’re pleased (and amused) by how I resolved which picture would win the close race.  While I did decide on a primary picture for the blog, which you’ll see as a static picture on the other pages, the Home Page is now a scrolling gallery of the… Continue reading

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