My name is Kristin and at the age of 51 I unexpectedly became a widow.  I spent a lot of time reading about how to live after the death of a spouse and after enduring a very painful holiday decided my best plan for this first year was to runaway.

I started my blog when I went by myself to Thailand so that I could avoid being home for my first wedding anniversary without my husband as well as the one year anniversary of his passing. After flying for close to 22 hours, I met up with my tour group in Bangkok.  I met wonderful people and had the best time living my life, embracing elephants and swimming in tropical seas.

I traveled a bit during the first year as a widow so that I could run away from the pain and the memories.  I engaged in therapy and had a lot of support from neighbors and friends to help me get through the first year.  Grief is an ongoing process and my blog will be a positive look at some ways that I have coped with my loss and how I am moving forward even when I don’t feel like it.