It has been ONE YEAR ( April 10th is the anniversary) since the creation of Chasing the Next Chapter. So much has happened since the first post. Some things I blog about, some things I don’t. If you have followed along, you know this blog came about from the death of my youngest son, J.W. I had a perfectly fine blog (since 2007) and online business. When he passed priorities changed. I no longer had the passion for the business. As I look back, the passion was fading quickly and started a little bit before he died. The blog…didn’t feel right either. Of course it is still there, you all know I ‘borrow’ from it. I visit it from time to time, it is like a journal. And that is a good thing.
Chasing the Next Chapter was the perfect name to describe our lives. Hubby and I will always be chasing the next chapter…till the book ends. While I would love to see my son, I am not ready for my book to end. Pretty sure hubby is not ready either. Cancer stay gone! Just saying.
I have always traveled. As a kid growing up in Michigan there were lots of road trips. Travel was always a part of my life. When I wasn’t traveling I was reading about traveling. I planned trips, I even went to travel school at one point about 500 years ago. An IATA card was a very good thing to have.
The Photo below was taken in Toledo, Spain. I openly cried when I saw it. So beautiful.
Life changed and I moved on to a job which involved CRAZY travel. Not complaining as it allowed me to take care of my family…house…food…insurance…vacations. That job taught me so much about myself and people in general. It really showed me how people SHOULD be treated. That all people deserve respect. Well, I knew that but I discovered (naive Barb) this was not the case with everyone. Moving on….
I took this photo from inside the Alcazar in Segovia. When I looked through the arches and saw the winding road just waiting for someone to come along, it reminded me of the journey we are on and the path I (we) have chosen. I have always been a writer, whether is was seminars for work, product copy, training material…the TFE blog, diary as a kid. Now, I get to travel and write…my two passions.
Oh, I get to take pics too! I can see my son rolling his eyes with that last sentence. We traveled a lot and I was always taking photos (the kids, random objects, junk…). So now three loves are combined. Not bad.
Isn’t this stork nest cool? The building is The Royal Glass Factory of La Granja, Spain. It is as old as the Palace (1700’s). Now, I am rambling which brings me to the fourth love. You know where I am going with this.
This man has made it possible for me to pursue what makes my heart sing. He also is giving me a rather free hand on where we will eventually divide our time. Saturday I leave for Mexico. I will be writing but I will be checking out the area as a possible home base. Two birds with one stone. You can probably guess where the other area is but MAYBE not.
Thank you hubby for indulging me, for trusting me, for loving me, and supporting me in all my crazy ways. I am looking forward to the journey ahead. Here is to Chasing the Next Chapter.