Question: Do you have a dream place to visit?

This is an easy one. ITALY. Joel and I both dreamed about going one day. We were always waiting for the "perfect" time. It never came. 

One of the things that makes me really sad is when Joel died we had enough money in our savings to have taken the trip, but we were always wanting to save more instead. Now, I wish more than anything we would have just gone. Life is but a vapor & you never know if you will have the chance to actually live the plans you've made. 

A couple times a year the touring company we requested information from years ago will send me new Italy brochures. That stings. It's still hard to think that we will never have our chance to live out that dream. 

I'm not sure if I will ever make it to Italy one day, but I do try to live life fully every single day. The kids and I don't sit still for very long. We like to go, do, live, experience & explore. 

Just the other day I had a last minute, wild hair idea to take a 2-hour road trip to see some Christmas lights. It was simple but fun, totally spontaneous. The kids loved it. Traveling is hard as a single Mama (even though I always take someone to help) but I hope to be able to get out as much as I can with my kiddos. I want them to see the world as much as possible, even if it's the vineyards of California and not Tuscany. 

The memories are the most important aspect of anything we do. I am constantly trying to make lasting ones with my babies-savoring every moment because I know it goes by so quickly. While I know being responsible is important it's also important to seize the day. I try to do a lot of the latter with a good mix of the former. 


Thank you for your question Stephanie!