Gone Swimmin’

Hello everyone! While you are reading this glorious little blog post today, I am in the car, driving down to Southern California for what will be the second time this week. Happily, I can report that this time, I’m taking a little bit of a break!

Since moving to Atascadero, California just about two and a half years ago, or as Duran Duran fans might better know – a town about 15 minutes south of the Mid State Fair where they performed in 2015 – we haven’t taken a vacation. In fact, we think this is the first short trip we’ve taken as a family (albeit with only one out of the three kids) in about five years.

As I’ve mentioned before, my husband is “just a little bit” of a workaholic. He’s gotten a teensy bit better about it over the past year (thanks to the wake up call of a stroke – don’t let that happen to you!), and so this summer we’re taking a few short trips with our youngest before the school halls beckon a return in August.

This time, we’re headed down to San Diego for several days. Over the next month, I will be in and out quite a bit, so I’ve decided to take a break from My Own Way for the month of July (barring huge news or something I can’t stop myself from writing about). There will still be plenty of regular content being added, don’t worry – it’s just this one column and/or podcast that will be taking a month long snooze! I’ll be back starting August 5th with my weekly My Own Way posts and podcasts. Unless of course something exciting happens. In which case, well, you just never know.

I hope everyone has a wonderful July, and I’ll chat with you all again in August!

-R

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