Tag: Travel

The Risks

The Risks

I spent 5 days in Las Vegas, which is probably my least favorite place to be.  I was there for a conference on how to grow my network marketing business through social media.  While I found the event to be highly effective and I learned…

His Grace

His Grace

  I remember taking this picture in 2015, just a year after being diagnosed with facial paralysis. Frenchie took me on a trip between surgeries; funny I can’t remember where we were. We’ve been on so many trips together trying hard to mark everything off…

NYC

NYC

Frenchie and I had the privilege of visiting New York City a couple of weeks ago. I was invited by my publisher. Pitching is more like sharing your story-for me it was emotional.

I’m glad I didn’t realize before I went how many authors would be in attendance doing the exact same thing. I really wasn’t concerned until I heard some of their pitches–amazing! Not all are memoirs like mine, some were fantasy, drama, comedy etc. I have said it plenty of times but I am not a traditional writer, I started on a blog, raw and real but with plenty of grammar mistakes. These authors I was surrounded with were professionals–YIKES

There was one particular author that stood out to me, her name is K.M. Langdon the name of her book ‘Unsealed’. Her amazing story was original, true and emotionally charged it left me wanting to know more. I’m looking forward to reading it.

Frenchie and I decided to spend a few extra days in the BIG APPLE, we’ve been so many times but still never tire of the majestic architecture, the diversity in food, and of course people watching. Time Square is perfect for this, I could write an entire book on the things we saw, ate, heard, smelled and felt while being in this historic city.

My favorite travel partner is so fun, Frenchie loves to explore, see new things and eat. This makes a great combination for a world traveler–he loves to see it all.

Although I left the pitch fest feeling like it was a great experience, one I would do again if given the opportunity-I let it leave my mind knowing it was a FAT chance my story would be chosen. This week I received a letter from each movie producer, 8 out of the 8 producers loved my pitch and were amazed by my story–they want to know more. So for now I just sit and be patient, continue with my journey in life and trust the process.

Frenchie and I had so much fun in New York–I’m grateful to have his support and love in all I do.

Monya Bonbon

Home

Home

  I’ve been thinking about this little home in Tahiti.  Frenchie and I visited here a few years ago.  Just behind this small little hut is a beautiful ocean full of wonder and amazement. As a child I lived in several different houses, none that…

Girls Road Trip to Los Angeles

Girls Road Trip to Los Angeles

A couple of weeks ago I went on a road trip with Kaitlyn, Haleigh and they each brought 2 friends. We left on Sunday and came home on Monday. We had such a good time, shopping and visiting with each other.  

Kaitlyn and Eric Hiking the Mountains!!!

Kaitlyn and Eric Hiking the Mountains!!!


Kaitlyn and Eric went for a little hike up Usery Pass, the wind caves. She said it was really fun and Eric said it was a good time to spend talking and joking around with her.

Eric in Paris with the Girls

Eric in Paris with the Girls

I found this picture of Eric and thought it was funny. When I first met him he had a mustache and I didn’t like it at all, I was not sad when he got rid of it for good. A couple of years ago he…

Dr. Sal Lettieri Eye Surgery

Dr. Sal Lettieri Eye Surgery

Tomorrow morning I will enter Mayo Clinic Hospital for my 26th surgery.  I’m having a lot of anxiety with this  upcoming operation.  I forced it so far into the back of my head knowing we were going on a family vacation, suddenly on the plane…

Favorite Things

Favorite Things

All week I’ve been thinking about how hard it is to describe FAVORITES…. weird thought I know.
Favorites for me have sometimes come and gone in a flash.  Depending on the age, the people in my life at the time and the circumstances for which they become my favorites.
When I was a little girl I watched The Wizard of Oz every year when it came on TV.  I thought Judy Garland was beautiful even in black and white.  I will never forget seeing the movie for the 1st time in color–it was so vibrant and alive–I loved it–I despised the monkey’s, they scared me.  My favorite part of the movie was when she sang Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue
and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true
One day I’ll wish upon a star
and wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where your troubles melt like lemon drops
way above the chimney tops, that’s where you’ll find me
Oh, somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
If birds can fly over, the rainbow, why, then oh why can’t I?
One day I’ll wish upon a star
and wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Way above the chimney tips, that’s where you’ll find me
Oh, somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
If birds can fly over the rainbow, why, then oh why can’t I?
If Happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can’t I?
The first time I heard this song, I loved the melody, but the first time I listened to the lyrics I became obsessed.  It was difficult to imagine daring to dream of a happy place, or that dreams can come true. Since those days, I have always been in awe of Rainbows.  When Haleigh and I saw a double rainbow in Hawaii just a couple of weeks before I was diagnosed with cancer, it later became a

I’m trying ….

I’m trying ….

I have missed out on a few blog posts so today I will probably post 3.  First I went to Cleveland Clinic had my surgery with Doctor Gastman then flew home with Eric to recover.  I’m getting really good at this.  I do not like…