An Adventurous Life

Dear Diary and Friends,

I haven’t written a blog post for a month. I’ve went on vacation for 3 weeks to Idaho and back. It was a great vacation. I spent time with my adult boy children and their partners. I spent time with friends and family. I spent time in the mountains. The mountains are so amazing in Idaho. They are rugged, beautiful and inspirational. I want to go again next summer and stay longer. Going in August was awesome because there is so much fruit everywhere. Peaches, pears, apples, blackberries…so much!

When I arrived home from Idaho, I had some things change where I live. I felt called to buy a motor home. Well actually I had started thinking about a motor home on the Idaho trip. So I asked a friend and surprise her mom was selling her motor home but she lives an hour from Chicago. I looked into flying there and tickets were only $45 for one way. So off I go to Chicago with Angel to get the motor home and drive it back. I had an absolute blast driving it back. It was a beautiful drive and I was able to add Missouri and Arkansas to the states I have been to.

So now I’m home again and enjoying life here. I parked the motor home and will probably move into it in the spring after my daughter Savana moves out. My friend Yuliya is here staying for a month. I’m really enjoying having her around. She is beautiful and wise and I love her.

I am grateful for an adventurous life.

I am grateful for friends.

I am grateful for opportunities.

I am grateful for coconuts.

I am grateful for laughter.

I am grateful for morning birds singing.

Thank you for reading my blog and being a part of my life.

Joyfully yours,

Victoria

2 Replies to “An Adventurous Life”

  1. Hi Victoria,
    I’ve been thinking about you so much lately. You’re one of the few people I can think of who is as sensitive to processed food as I am. You give me hope. There’s something about my immediate family, a shared sensitivity to sugar and grains, I think. My mother, brother and sister are alcoholics (liquid sugar & grains). They all struggle with depression. My dad did too. He was a food addict. He passed away twenty years ago at age 56. I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression all my life. I remember being depressed in first grade. Age six was also when my mother put me on my first diet and I was also put on Ritalin for ADHD until I was about ten. I’ve known about raw food since 2001. I’ve been trying to stay raw since 2006, but I’m still on the rollercoaster you’ve spoken of in interviews. I’m on and off. When I’m on, I feel SO much better. But I keep screwing up. Any advice?

    1. Dear Sheri, thank you for sharing some of your story with me. My advice is to keep on trying. The way to break old habits and old ways of thinking are to keep doing the new stuff over and over and over. It will get easier. Don’t get down on yourself. Find the opportunity in all “failures”. They teach us something important every time and it’s something we need to know.
      I would be happy to coach you if you ever feel you need it.
      Gratefully,
      Victoria

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