In 2006 at the age of 42 I realized that I wasn't going to live forever and it was time to work on my bucket list. I know it sounds crazy because 42 in not really considered old. The reality was that you just never know what the future holds.
Number one on that list was to go to Paris. Yes, I an a self professed Francophile! I had wanted to go to Paris as long as I can remember. I always loved fashion and I wanted to see the fashion capitol of the world. Since money does not grow on trees in my house, I started what became my "Paris" fund savings account. Every pay period, I had $15 put in that account. It took five years, but in 2011 I fulfilled my dream of going to Paris on a group tour. I knew no one on that trip, but quickly made friends. Some of which I am still close with!
I realized the only way to make my dream come true was to go out and grab it! My life (and I) have changed since that trip and now I try to live my life doing the things I love and spending time with the people who make me happy and enrich my life. Since I love to write, I want to share my journey and hopefully inspire women go out and do the things they love to do and not be afraid to make their dreams come true.
My goal with this blog is to share places I go, (especially Paris) books I've read, style and fashion tips, coping with facing an empty nest (my daughter is a senior in high School), and inspiration for women to live their life to the fullest. On Tuesdays I will post my Tuesday Travel Snapshot from places I have gone to-either from the other side of the world or right from my own backyard.
My Husband and I along with our daughter, our dog Zoe, and cat Ginger live in a small Wisconsin town. I am forever grateful to my Hubby for giving me the support and freedom to do the things I love to do. In my free time I'm usually listening to U2 (my favorite band of all time), showing people my Bono tattoo, reading about Paris, planning my next trip to Paris, shopping, spending time with friends, spending the day in Chicago, or just hanging out at home. As a family we love to go 4-wheeling, go on weekend getaways, and watching Shark Tank and The Profit!!