I felt compelled to jot this down in the wake of my grandmother's passing (thank you for all of your sweet words: they meant a lot to me). I can't predict exactly where life will lead me or the curveballs it might throw my way, but what I know right now is this: When I am a little old lady with a wispy gray bun and rainbow stockings, I hope I can look back and say, "I am so glad I made that happen."
Swim with dolphins.
Ride in a hot air balloon, preferably at sunrise or sunset.
Own a small house with a porch, hardwood floors, art-filled walls & a yellow door.
Plant a peony bush.
Put our dual citizenship to use and live abroad.
Raise lots of babies with big, sensitive hearts and strong, creative minds.
Make enough money to live modestly but comfortably, steadily build savings, and travel regularly.
Ride an elephant in Thailand, a camel in Israel & a safari in Africa.
Have fresh flowers in the house, always always.
Learn to play a respectable tune on the piano.
Laugh with my husband every day of our lives.
Tell the people I love that I love them over and over and over and over again.