The 2010-11 school year is over, and I’ve moved back into my summer home. Vacating the classroom means taking up residency here, on this blog, where I can exhale. Having done my penance of papers, I can stop grading others and maybe even myself. Though it will take a miracle not to measure the next seven weeks by how much I cross off my bloated to-do list– writing projects, preparing Classic Coup for POOL, finishing sessions I’m teaching at a conference–it’s all good. Especially more time with family and friends. So far despite my extreme sports in 90 degree weather– banging on a tube behind the boat (the Ladd Sisters–Penny and me–ride the waves again), playing volleyball at night with friends in a pool, batting cicadas with a fan as they kamikaze into me, stirred up by Kaziques at an outdoor concert– I breathe easier in summer. It’s a time to collect my thoughts…like lightening bugs in a jar…and see all that glows.
I'm Cindy McCain, Southern Girl Gone Global, who flew from my empty Nashville nest to write/teach for three years in magical Marrakesh, Morocco and the Caribbean. Now back in Nashville, I'm still sharing tales, tips, and takeaways from living abroad, exploring 27 countries, and finding treasures in my own backyard. My travel/lifestyle blog offers destination itineraries and reviews of stays, spas, restaurants, and excursions; recipes/books/movies that transport; and life lessons I'm still learning as a single mom who is both a Stage 5 Clinger and a Gypsy Soul. It's a celebration of letting go of fear, holding tighter to faith, and finding freedom in roots and wings. Featured in Yahoo! News, US News and World Report, Expedia, Orbitz, StyleBlueprint, SheKnows.com. Named in Top 35 Baby Boomer Blogs to Follow in 2020-2023 by Feedspot, Top 50 Travel Blogs of 2016 by UK’s Market Inspector and recipient of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Journalism and Hispanic Community Award.
2 thoughts on “All that Glows: Summer 2011”
Love it Cindy…KEEP WRITING AND …KEEP IT SIMPLE!!
Just sitting on the back portch myself tonight, catching my own breath, admiring the twinkle of the fireflies in the forest behind our home… were we twins separated at birth that we can think the same thoughts? You, my dear, however, are so much more talented with words! Wow! WHAT a last line!! I’ll save that quote for my scrapbooks!!! S