The Leaves of a Resort Girl Life

October 17, 2017

A quote by one of my favorite personal development gurus, Jim Rohn, says:

Success is a Journey not a Destination

This seemed to be a theme this week in my reading – if you think you reach success and then stop – you will also put the brakes on your personal growth. Growth must always be a part of our life, even as we advance in age.

As I have officially arrived in the Fall season of my life, the leaves of life are starting to turn.

Like the Fall leaves, my true colors are starting to emerge. It took years to grow into who I am. Maybe that is what life is all about…growing into a beautiful person of many ideas, thoughts and – ultimately –wisdom.

We are so green and growing in our youth, just like the Spring blossoms. Then, we are bright and sunny during our adult years. Our souls are shining with new ideas and the thrill of discovery. We are like the burning rays of a hot summer day…setting the world on fire.

Then we reach the Fall years, when this growing turns our souls into their true beauty. We have become a mixture of colors influenced by all the loves, careers, cares and dares of our younger years.

Our souls are almost there…to the winter of our lives where we are wiped clean, like the first winter snow. Our minds and even hair turn to the purest of white…we are ready for eternal life.

I plan to appreciate the seasons of my life and not fight them. I will make the best of each season.
This is my season to appreciate what wisdom the world has given me and keep building and growing towards the peaceful Winter rest that is given to us.

We leave this world as we came, naked like the winter trees and with minds reborn just like a newborn.

That is my hope in life.

Resort Girl


Resort Girls and Guys Surf the Swell…Knowing All Will Be Well

September 12, 2017

As the Waves in the Ocean Rise
Resort Girls and Guys Surf the Swell
Riding out the Turbulent Tides with Pride in their State
Remaining Courageous in the Rough Seas
Knowing the Skies and their Lives will Shine Bright!

Honoring all those brave Resort Girls and Guys whose lives have been impacted by the recent Hurricanes

Resort Girl

Painting by Toby Hayes, Winter Park Florida


The Lens of your Life is as Wide as you Make it

August 8, 2017

Some people live with landscape views. Some with intimate views. Some with both. It is all up to you, Resort Girls and Guys…to be true to the real you.

I must wander in a never-ending search for new views and avenues for inspiration, as well as for words and visions, for my poetry and photography. However, my constant need for car keys or plane tickets has left little time to establish deep roots. And it does not help that my father was a pilot and my mother one of the first stewardesses.

But, I have learned the hard way that some type of roots are needed to seed a fruitful life. Blowing in the wind and being a rolling stone as they say, can catch up with you in the long run of life.

Many times you wander in search of who you can be – or sometimes – running away from who you are!

Good Medicine

As I sit here writing this blog, my mind and body really want to be running free among the trees, beaches or mountains — seeing new places, spaces and meeting new faces. But I have quit running a bit.

Why? I have taken the time over the last few years to discover the real me and not live life in someone else’s shadow or image. That is easy to do…trust me! The real challenge is to find the true you, Resort Girls and Guys.

One of the best races, battles, jobs, adventures and prizes in life—is to have peace within yourself. Peace with who we are and how we live “our” lives. Because, when we love ourselves, we can love others so much more freely, naturally and, most of all, unconditionally.

That is why opening our lens is good sometimes—and letting others look in. Travel is an excellent way — even for just the day — to do this exploration. And that why I started this Resort Girl blog. It was on my own vehicle for self-discovery after years of living in other people’s shadows. My time was running out for this opportunity, as I entered mid-life. It was now, or maybe, never.

Youth provides one the time and energy to rebuild. You can get a second, and even third chance. However, over time, mother time takes away some of that energy. It takes consistency and energy to build relationships, friendships, love and opportunities to give.

As mother time catches up to me, I find myself needing time to unwind, to spend more time and sip some wine with relatives and friends. I will always keep my lens wide open, as it is true to my nature. The car keys are always in sight,  ready to aid me in my exploration.  But keeping the car in my garage a bit more is in store for me at the moment; and I am adding a few roots and find myself traversing some of the same routes.

I took time to find my personal peace…and what a prize and blessing it is to have discovered it.

The Prize of Peace…is well worth the trails – and trials.




Time to Reflect Upon a Sunset, Resort Girl?

July 19, 2017

Time to Reflect
Upon a Sunset, Resort Girls and Guys
To Reset Our Lives
To be the Best
To Focus on the Beauty of the Palm Trees
To Focus on our Core Human Needs
Faith, Hope, Love and Respect
To Ponder what is Next
To Hope for the Best
To Respect Nature and Others
And Most Importantly…to Love One Another.
What a Glorious Gift it is to Reflect Upon a Sunset,


Poem, Reflect

What a Magical Night Under the Milky Way Lights

July 15, 2017

Oh, How Bright
The Milky Way Lights
The Ocean Sky
With Swirls
And Curls
Of Billions of Lights
In Green, Blue and Reddish Purple Hues
Reflections Sparkle Upon the Waves
Oh, How My Eyes Just Gaze
Upon this Magical Site
I Will Never Forget this Magical Night…


Photo Credits: Jeff Keefer, Hilton Head, S.C.


A Vision for “Your” Life, Resort Girls

June 18, 2017

Do You See the Need for a Vision for Your Life?
Will it Be Living by the Sea, or High Above the Tree Tops, or Above a City Lot?
Why Not?
Dream and Plot
Your Ultimate Lot
In Life
It Might
Just Blossom into
A Dream that Comes True
To be Uniquely You
And Not a Copy of Another
That Would Only Smother
Your Beautiful Individual Light…
The Vision for “Your” Life…
Resort Girls and… Guys!

Resort Girl