Sailing Ti Amo - Our Sixth Adventure

28 March 2021 | Dismal Swamp Canal
20 March 2021 | St Augustine Municipal Marina Mooring Field
16 March 2021 | Saint Augustine, Florida
13 March 2021 | Key West, FL
10 March 2021 | Garrison Bight Mooring Field, Key West, FL
05 March 2021 | Fleming Key, Key West, FL
25 February 2021 | Fleming Key,Key West, Fl
21 February 2021 | Big Marco River, Marco Island, FL
16 February 2021 | Fort Myers Beach, FL
13 February 2021 | Pelican Bay
09 February 2021 | Pelican Bay, Caya Costa, FL
06 February 2021 | Pine Island, FL
04 February 2021 | Glover Bight, Cape Coral, FL
30 January 2021 | Ft Myers Beach, Fl
28 January 2021 | Fort Myers Beach, FL
26 January 2021 | Fort Meyers, Fl
24 January 2021 | Marco Island, Fl
20 January 2021 | Big Marco River Anchorage, Marco Island, FL
17 January 2021 | Fleming Key, Key West, FL

A Christmas Letter of Healing

25 December 2019 | Key Largo, FL
glenda groome
When I read the above Christmas tree message it reminded me of just how "not healthy" we can be without even being aware.

This year many of you know I turned the big Six-Oh! It was a great year and I really was feeling pretty good. Michael and Erika had put together a cookout with friends and family with the help of my brother Mark and his wife Sylvia. It was truly a special day and at that time I was feeling pretty good. We had just returned from the Bahamas so we had quite a bit to do over the next couple of months.

I had decided that this would be a year of change. I had enlisted the help of a group in Philadelphia called Evoluer. They help you define your "style" from makeup to haircut to selection of clothing. With turning sixty I wanted that "fresh look" that did not say "old" but more like "current". I had a blast of a time as I had taken my daughter in law Erika up on the train with me. We met our dear friends the Clinefelter's (Drew, Erica and Lynn) for dinner and drinks and then stayed at a fairly fancy hotel. My appointments spent a couple of hours on clothing and accessory styling followed by a three hour session of makeup tips and application and then the next day would be my haircut. I was spinning for how fast things were happening but enjoying every moment and soaking in all of the new information. After a short shopping spree we needed to get back on the train and head home.

Then of course we have to catch up with our doctors and get the "all systems are good" from them so that we can take our trip again in the fall. We knew we both were dealing with blood pressure issues and a little weight. One thing that happens quite frequently when you drink fruity rum drinks and eat fried conch fritters is the weight gain. I think it was somewhere between my visit with my family doctor and my cardiologist that a friend of mine mentioned a "wellness" group to me. What caught my attention was the weight loss in someone I thought was "healthy", but more than that was the "attitude". She was focused on her health from a weight perspective but also in her head. She exuded such confidence and strength, I felt she was on to something. I later learned that the focus of mind was from her yoga workouts and within a couple of weeks I found myself in the Gloucester Yoga studio.

As many of you know I did join with a wellness group. I set a goal to lose fifteen pounds but more than that I had wanted to rid myself of having to take medications. I began that journey July 17th and by the time we pulled away from the dock to head back south this year, I had lost thirty two pounds and two blood pressure pills. It was all about reclaiming a healthier way of eating. It was not a diet as some think of "dieting".....it was an edit if you will of my WAY of eating. It wasn't about starving me, it was about fueling my body with the RIGHT stuff. KK Wellness consulting was yet another gift to myself in this "year of sixty".

Now today as I have been reading the tree and a new book suggested by our host and friend here in Tavernier called "The Untethered Soul". It brings new meaning to "healing". This is a great read that opens up all kinds of possibilities for relaxing, enjoying and living life to its fullest. It offers an exploration into the freedom of our sabotaging thoughts.

So like most "year in review" Christmas letters, I guess you could say this is mine! I hope to listen, appreciate, laugh, forgive, understand and show my gratitude more as the tree suggests. A work in progress.....ALWAYS.

Merry Christmas to all!
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Vessel Name: Ti Amo
Vessel Make/Model: Caliber 47 LRC
Hailing Port: Topping, VA
Crew: Greg, Glenda and Jaxon Groome
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Who: Greg, Glenda and Jaxon Groome
Port: Topping, VA