Wife. Mom. Grandma. Retired ESL teacher. World traveler. Recent empty nester. That’s me!
Hello! I’m Lisa. Welcome to Midlife in Bloom. Thanks for stopping by!
Born and bred in New Orleans, Louisiana, I set off to Los Angeles in my early 20s to work in the travel and tourism industry. That’s where a handsome California dude swept me off my feet, and we’ve been married ever since. After having our son in ’93, we uprooted from SoCal and planted ourselves in the beautiful Northern Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Our daughter was born two years later, and I was happily occupied as a stay-at-home mom.
Motherhood enriched me, and as my two kiddos grew and started finding their way, I pursued the college degree that hadn’t been in my previous plans. My lifelong interest in languages and cultures led me to graduate in my 40s with a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, and I began a rewarding teaching career at Colorado State University working with international students from around the world. Then simultaneously in 2016, I became an empty nester and retired from teaching.
Like so many others, I began to wonder what was next and searched for purpose and meaning through a variety of activities. For years, I had considered blogging, but I didn’t have a clear direction. I took time for family, travel, and reflection, and in late 2018, my ideas crystallized, and my direction became clear.
Because I’ve always loved beautiful style, exploring the world, and living a healthy lifestyle, my aim is to cultivate this season of life by sharing tips on style, travel, and wellness I’ve learned along the way.
My look is classic with a touch of trend, comfortably chic, and minimal, yet sophisticated. If you like these, too, I hope you join the Midlife in Bloom community and find inspiration for your everyday lives. Let’s embrace and celebrate this season of life!
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Where I’ve Been
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