Don’t Make My Travel Mistake

LeavingGermanyWe’ve all made minor travel mistakes here and there… forgetting toothpaste, makeup and even underwear, but there are some travel mistakes that are biggies and for me that happened nearly 30 years ago.

Waaaay back in 1985, I was traveling from what was West Germany (at the time) back to the United States. I had spent a couple of years prior living there and it was an amazing experience! I got to travel and see things most people never do. Paris, Barcelona, Rimini Beach to name a few.

It was 1985, there was no Instagram, Facebook or even internet for that matter and there was no TSA.

Life is Too Short For…

The other day, when I was out on my run, I got to thinking about this past year so far.

It had its ups and downs, yet there was something truly special about it. It was the year that defined where I, my family and my business are headed into this next season of my life.

I got to thinking about all the amazing relationships and people I’ve met this year and how different things are now than they were this time last year.

Do You Take a Me Day?

TakingTimeforMeMom, wife, blogger, biz owner, etc. etc. etc. I wear so many ‘hats’ and sometimes, there’s so little time left for me.

In July, my son and daughter-in-law came to visit for a week and during their stay, it was my daughter-in-laws birthday. I was so impressed as she took some time out of her day to treat herself to a professional massage and facial. Granted, she doesn’t have any kids. However, she wasn’t familiar with the area, but didn’t use that as an excuse to not find a local salon – spa.

What Would I Tell My Teenage Self?


So, today’s the big day! My 54th birthday. Woop Woop! I don’t know what my husband and daughter have in store, but I’ve been told it’s going to be a lot of fun… and today, I got to thinking.

What if I could go back in time and tell my teenage self a few things? What would I say? Would my teenage self even listen?

I was not a rebellious teenager and if you knew my dad, you’d know why. In all honesty? I don’t think I ever had a rebellious time in my life… at least not the typical rebellion you normally think of. Don’t misunderstand, I wasn’t a quiet or totally compliant type either, but anyway… I digress.



Hi! I'm Patty Gale, a '50-something' (when did THAT happen?) mom of 3, wife, blogger, biz owner and feisty Italian (seriously, I was just 35!) Join me as I navigate this chapter of my life with grown kids, teen kids and a fluffy golden retriever.

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