Florida Life

My life wouldn’t be the same without this annual concert

I've come close to losing all hope. But I'm glad I haven't. I'm glad that I have a support system that has gotten me through the darkest times. I'm very fortunate for the blessings I have. Beyond that support system there is an organization that has inspired me time and again. To Write Love on… Continue reading My life wouldn’t be the same without this annual concert

Florida Life

The Best Damn Race that wasn’t

I had been looking forward to this morning for months. I registered for Best Damn Race Orlando when I was still pregnant. Sure, I could do a 5K just nine weeks after giving birth, no problem. And my husband registered for the 10K. Sure, we could manage bringing the baby to downtown Orlando at 6:00… Continue reading The Best Damn Race that wasn’t

Florida Life

My biggest Florida pet peeve 

Happy Fall / Autumn everyone! Yes, here in Florida, we too can celebrate the Fall season. What? Don't laugh! We most certainly can. The transition from Summer to Fall marks the arrival of my biggest Florida pet peeve: people who say there's no such thing as Fall in Florida. Obviously, Fall in Florida is much… Continue reading My biggest Florida pet peeve 

Florida Life

What being a theme park fan teaches us about loss and grief

If you're a lifelong theme park fan, one whose favorite childhood or adolescent memories are full of good times in the theme parks, you will eventually face losses and changes in the places you hold dear. But fear not; this can be a good and healthy thing, if you go about it the right way.… Continue reading What being a theme park fan teaches us about loss and grief

Florida Life

The next chapter of ThisFloridaLife 

Nearly five years ago I started ThisFloridaLife. I simply wanted to share my love of Florida and use my blog as a vehicle for exploring my own beloved home state. It's been an incredible journey and it's about to get better. Over the years I've contributed to Orlando Informer and Touring Plans. Both websites are… Continue reading The next chapter of ThisFloridaLife 

Central Florida Suburbs, Florida Life

Wekiva Island Cabanas: The best way to celebrate a special occasion 

Wekiva Island is a paradise that evokes the true spirit of Florida. Natural, beautiful, a casual watering hole where sun and water worshippers congregate to celebrate the beauty of Florida. Ever since my first visit to "the island" years ago I've dreamed of renting a river cabana to spend an entire day enjoying Florida life.… Continue reading Wekiva Island Cabanas: The best way to celebrate a special occasion