... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.


Forty five minutes from now I will be flying off for an extended weekend trip to a city that some have referred to as one of the most beautiful in Italy. It indisputably houses some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world.

I, dear friends, have accepted the fact that my spirit is guided by Wanderlust. It always has been and that is no doubt why the fates have assigned me to a life in Europe.

So I got to thinking about this.

What I recognize is that though I travelled with my son and my soon to be (you know the rest) almost ex husband (itself an altogether other place and time), my wandering just wasn’t the same then as it is now.

Hmm. . . Not sure. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I can make ALL the decisions about my journey and EVERYBODY is happy. I no longer have to Yield/Acquiesce/ Compromise (YACkety yak yak), so though it would be safe to say that those were good times, these are great times.

Perhaps it is, as I am finding with many things these days, there are differing stages in life when things just work and are right and just feel good -as if they are supposed to be.

An interesting phenomena indeed. I am blessed and thankful, so very thankful to be alive at this stage of life to experience these transitions. It makes me call to mind all the times Mama said, “Tracie you’d better enjoy your life-you’re only young once.” How right she was. When we were 18 didn’t we all think we’d be 18 forever? Forget middle age–30 was old back in the day!

Though 18 was a special time, 40, 50, 60 and on and on will all be special times as long as we are fortunate enough to be on this side of the grass. We’ll only be here once!

Stages. developments. Mile-stones. If you’re reading this blog you too are lucky to be experiencing your own.

Tomorrow, we will all be a day older and wiser and hopefully even happier, so make today rock in anticipation of what’s to come.

And I’ll let you know what I think about this beautiful city that is the center of Italian Renaissance.

©2012 Tracie Mayer