The short version is that I am a very happily married fifty something woman with three young adult children. To many that must sound like one big huge yawn but on the contrary I think this may be the most exciting decade of my life yet. The freedom to travel unencumbered, finally having more discretionary income, and a better sense of who I am and where I am headed make this a fabulous time in my life. I have been a blogger for several years now with a blog titled BeColorful.
There I have written about updating our nearly one hundred year old home, my functional art pieces, painted furniture, and the joys and heartbreaks of teenagers, young adult children, and aging parents.
Recently, though, my husband, whom I lovingly refer to as Rosie, and I purchased a second home in a warmer and more tax friendly state. We look at this as a new chapter in our story of life. It is a new beginning and like all new ventures it stirs up a realm of opposing emotions. We are beyond excited but we are realizing that this excitement is paired with a nagging guilt that comes with putting ourselves first instead of our parents and kids. I intend to address a lot of these issues in upcoming posts that will hopefully be cathartic to me and helpful to you, the reader. But more than anything, I want this to be an uplifting read that will showcase our adventure and the remodeling and decorating decisions that will inevitably go along with a new home. It's going to be a great ride. I look forward to having you join us.