Life’s Turning Points

My husband Russ turned the big 5-0 this week.  How the heck did that happen?   I think I blinked my eyes, and boom…here we are! Yikes.  Here we are…just a few years ago!

This past month I sent my second child off to college.  Another one of  life’s turning points.  I was pregnant with Kevin when I experienced life threatening surgery that required removal of about two-thirds of my small intestine. {Sorry if that’s too much information! 🙂 }  I was just 3 months pregnant with Kevin and I will NEVER forget the days post surgery.  I would call the obstetrics department from my room and request a nurse to come up with the doppler to hear Kevin’s heart beat.  The surgery was not only a life threatening risk to me, it was a real risk that my unborn baby would not make it in the days that followed.

Every heart beat I heard, I would cry….tears of  joy and hope.

Again, this seems like yesterday…

But Kevin is off and running at college. Doing what he is meant to do. And as yet another one of life’s turning points…I reflect back to that hospital stay like it was yesterday.

I can’t complain, despite some health blips, I have a really great life.  But these life turning points certainly make me pause and reflect a bit.  What’s next?

So…here is my question….Do you live life by the seat of your pants….and let your life unfold as it may or do you plan an strategize goals for your future…?

What’s next on your life’s journey?

I like to plan and strategize.  I like to have things to look forward to while I plug through my day to day activities. So I thought I would share  a great book I found.   Check it out on amazon here.

Adventures may come to you….but sometimes you really do need to create the adventure.

It’s all about life balance.

And really, it’s up to YOU to make the most of  YOUR life.  Don’t wait for life to come to you, go out and live your most wildest dreams.


This is a great book… to get you thinking about what you want for your life ahead.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

~C S Lewis


I hope you all enjoy a wonderful week ahead.



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