Summer. I love summer. This is the 5th consecutive summer I have spent in Indiana (I was born & raised in Indiana). It is easy for me to know where I was in my life based on where and how I spent my summer...
2009 - The summer after my near fatal brain sub-arachnoid hemorrhage. Embraced life, my kids and self-discovery. We rented a motorcoach and traveled all over the US with the kids, visiting friends, working our MonaVie business - it was an amazing summer of fun!
2010 - Began writing my book. Decided to spend the summer in Indiana with my kids. Wanted my kids to spend time with my grandmother and to experience the lazy, hazy, crazy days of an Indiana summer. The quiet, long days were the perfect environment for writing! LOVED it!
2011 - Book tour!! Alex 9, Emma 7 (my support team) and I took off on a road trip to promote my book. We had a blast speaking at MonaVie events, and Paul Mitchell Schools all along the East Coast from Florida up to New York to Michigan and Chicago. We enjoyed visiting friends along the way, seeing Washington DC, Hershey Park and more. Awesome!
2012 - This was a very challenging summer... Ed (my now ex-husband) and I made the decision that I would take the kids to Indiana (my grandmother's health was failing) and spend the summer to exploring our options - stay in an unhappy marriage or figure out how to make things better - or divorce...
2013 - After a long year of prayer, counseling, and challenges, Ed & I decided to separate. While I was in Indiana for the summer with the kids, he moved out of the house. We decided that though we are not good at being a married couple, we are awesome parents. We developed a plan that would be best for our kids... Filed for divorce and worked on a family plan...
2014 - Divorce final. My first summer as a single woman and mom. This summer only Emma could travel with me. The boys all had school, sports, camps, etc. I really needed this time in Indiana to make lots of big decisions about life, business, money, the future, and, yes, even think about dating... The weather was perfect, I spent time with friends and met some great people. Life is good - I've never felt happier...
2015 - Here we are... Many, many changes. Taking a break this summer from blogging and posting. Emma & I in Indiana again. Helping a friend with her ministry. Exploring a relationship with a man I adore. Exploring several business opportunities. Wow - life is really, really good : )
Will update when summer is over...
Enjoy yours too!
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