I am a working mom of two incredible teenage boys and married to my husband, Bill for 20 years. Besides a Mom, I am an attorney, a runner, and a Disney fanatic. Earlier this year, I became a lifestyle and travel blogger. I love to travel the world and scrapbook all our memories. The time we have with our children is so short. Eighteen years seem to go by in a blink. As I am faced with one child quickly approaching adulthood, I realize, throughout the next several years, my world will see significant changes. As my children get older and “need me” less, I am left wondering about the next chapter of my life. Who am I outside of being a Mom? It is a time of self-discovery.
At the age of 40, I started running. I had always wanted to be a runner and finally took the plunge. What started as running for exercise, soon became signing up for races and running for bling! Two years later, I lost my 61-year-old Mom to cancer. She went quickly, and her death rocked me to my core. She was the center of our family, and I am confronted with the loss every day. Losing her in the way we did, made me realize how short this life truly is. Her death has helped shape many of the decisions I have made over the last four years. I have pushed past my comfort zone and have tried and done things I may not have had the courage to do, if not for losing her so young. I became an online health and fitness coach. I ran my first marathon! I have traveled to more places with my family. There has been so much going on over the last few years, and so much more to come, that I find myself growing and doing things and going places I have never dreamed of before. I look further to more self-discovery and sharing it on my blog [link-omitted].