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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

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

Hiatus & Blog Improvements: Your Input Sought!

Greetings, my Better Lifers!  I hope you are enjoying each and every day.

My days have been a flurry of Discovery Day celebrations, family visits to the island, my Stateside visit and requisite errands, upcoming friend visits to the island and more.

In addition to the usual “island busy,”  I’ve also been working more on freelance writing projects and having fun developing some exciting possibilities in that arena.  As part of upgrading my focus on writingprojects, and after 8 delightful months of blogging with you all, I want to… Continue reading

Fragments of a Thursday: Golf Carts, Dogs and Aloe

G’day, Better Lifers!  I’m having a delightful Thursday and thought I’d share some of it with you.  This isn’t a comprehensive view of the day, but is a glimpse into some of the little snippets that are blending together to bring me joy today.

First of all, this post is a labor of love because my rapid typing skills are on a major slow-down today.  I cut my index finger, and it remains sore on the typing tip.  BUT, what led to the cut is most excellent – I was cleaning Beau’s new golf cart!… Continue reading

Things I Could Do All Day Long

This blog post was prompted by two things I was doing the other day when I happened to think about each of them, “I could do this all day long and never tire of it.” So I set pen to paper (err, fingers to keyboard) and started to write about it. What were those two things that were so special as to inspire a blog post? Well, let me set the scene for you . . .

It was an early evening on the island. The sun was performing a beautiful slow dance toward the horizon, and the sea sparkled… Continue reading

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