One sunny day, not to long ago, I set off for the beach with a girlfriend - without our kids! This was a first for us and we each packed goodies to share. I made a light pasta salad with fresh veggies, and packed some fruit and chips. My girlfriend, Liza, brought sandwiches and more fruit with cheese and crackers.
As I am just coming out of this past month's whirlwind of both of my kids proms, graduations, recitals and award dinners, the rhythm of my own life is chock full of some very blog-worthy material, but the truth is, I feel out of sync with living these highlights and putting them into words.
I had the honor of being a presenter at the Best You Retreat this past weekend in Newport, Rhode Island. Leaving cloudy, cool and rainy New York, to arrive in warm and sunny Newport was truly a metaphor for what was to come. As I opened the door and walked into my room at the Newport Blues Inn it hit me - no kids, no dog, nothing pulling me to clean or fix.