Let’s do this!

I’m not sure what will become of this blog. April 3, 2018, I will take my first trip to Europe as a tourist. I have been there many times for business but never for pleasure only. I am incredibly excited to begin this journey.

Join me as I discover a new place through the eyes of my inner child. She’s full of wonder and adventure!

Aidan, my partner in crime, is joining me for the first part of the journey and then I will travel alone. Oh my, all alone in a strange place. No support system only my rudimentary Italian and French to keep me from asking “what channel is the chicken on?” (Quote: Karen one of my besties.)

My name is Michelle. I’m a 52 year old single Mom. My life has been full of transitions. I’m on Michelle 8.0 right now. Rebirth is my theme. It’s time to deal with my childhood $*&%#, relationships and all of the heaps of life baggage I carry so boldly on my strong shoulders. Time to lighten the load and just let go of that I cannot change and embrace what is good and brings JOY!

At 50, I got a small tattoo on my hip. It is simple saying “Carpe Diem” with 3 small heart above. I vowed when I walked out on my second husband after 17 years together, I would live every moment like it’s my last. I am not religious in any way (I grew up Catholic) but this proverb is so dear to me.  As Aidan says, “The Bible is a good book of fiction” and this proverb is how I plan to live my life until I turn to ash.

Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. I remember the first time I heard the expression “Tomorrow is promised to no one.”

Ciao for now (practicing my Italian)

Michelle 8.0 (Learning about Joy!)

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