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P1010546As I enter my third year of writing and sharing, I thought some of you might want to know how I got to this place. Two years ago, in this world of divorce, I became a statistic. While contemplating my new life and where it might take me, I made time for myself, to clear my head, and to embrace fully and rediscover my passions: travel, gardening, cooking and writing.

The newborn raised bed, two years ago, now on its third year of producing beautiful veggies.

The newborn raised bed, two years ago, now on its third year of producing beautiful veggies.

I immediately built three large raised beds for vegetables and planted an avocado, lemon and pomegranate tree. Something visually beautiful to nurture and care for in the absence of a physical body. I traveled to France and Italy, solo and with friends. Everything shifted – my friends, my cooking style, my free time! I learned to take risks.

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”  ― Rumi

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
― Rumi

Writing a blog through all this has taken me on insightful journeys I would never have dreamed possible. This is not to say that being divorced is fun or the answer. Sometimes it’s just reality and this is how I chose to deal with the uncertainty it brings.

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking” Marcus Aurelius

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking” Marcus Aurelius

As the rhythm of life continues, so does my enthusiasm for the beauty this world of life offers. My eyes discover the essence of art in the foods, people, sculpture, music, flowers, and ancient landmarks that have inspired me along my journey. This is what feeds my spirit. Sharing it with you has changed my life.

“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”  ― Edith Wharton, Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses

“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”
― Edith Wharton, Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses

Ciao for now! Thank you for being part of my life!

Mary