My name is Barb Harmon, and I am a traveler, in many ways, like most of us. While I am not a new blogger (I started in 2007 with The French Elements) this is a new blog. In 2013 and 2014, I blogged on and off. More off than on actually. When I decided to try to invest time and energy in blogging, my (our) life was changed forever. My youngest son passed away July 1st, 2015. He was 32 and lived “extra” years, and with that, I consider myself blessed.
In April 2016, I (we) decided to start a new website/blog. I closed my online business as I just wasn’t “feeling it.” My life felt like I was reading a book and I didn’t have a clue how each chapter (day) would end, let alone how the book might finish. The name Chasing the next chapter fit perfectly. Grief is a complicated thing. There are different layers always waiting to reveal themselves. The good news is – ta-da, I know I have a Guardian Angel, and we will be reunited someday. He loved the old website/blog. I know he would approve this, especially the name.
Years ago, I lived in Switzerland and the Netherlands. I have had a lifelong love affair with travel and have been fortunate through the years to travel professionally and personally. My boys felt at home in Europe just as they did in the U.S. Amazing memories that I cherish.
In 2003, I married a wonderful man who was born to travel. He would like nothing less than to travel the world, taking our time, eating ‘unique’ food, enjoying every moment (while carrying my “stuff” when necessary). He enjoys playing photographer on occasion and takes some fab photos. He contributes to the posts (I read them to him, and he gives a thumbs up or down)…the down, I often ignore.
I always planned on moving back to Europe either full or part-time. But there are many other possibilities. Time will tell. Chapter by chapter.