About

Hello and Happy 2016!  I live in Beaufort County, South Carolina.  I am a transplant and have become rooted in the Lowcountry lifestyle.  It is a culture that connects people to land and the surrounding waters.  It has a history of great significance.  The sensibilities about time, sense of place and design aesthetic are unique to this region.

After living and working in the Lowcountry for 17 years, I decided recently to make a change in my life.  I left the 8-5 working world.  It has taken me a bit of time to decide upon the next chapter.  It has taken me time to be guided by my intrinsic interests.  It has taken me time to get out of my own way!  And now I know what’s next.

My most joyful times are spent working with fabrics, flowers, furniture and color to create comfortable and inviting indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy with my husband, family and friends.  When I follow my heart I know my truest desire is to spend my time in the pursuit of becoming a “maker” of remarkable Lowcountry experiences, delicious foods, beautiful décor, glorious gardens and a fit, healthy life.

Through this blog I join the many who derive joy from engaging and sharing their creative endeavors.   There is so much that makes the Lowcountry life a special experience. I hope I bring a fresh voice to the chorus of those who would enjoy a life lived with a Lowcountry twist.

Sandra

 

P.S.  Here’s some insight into my original thinking for this blog.  As you read I hope you notice how my plans for Lowcountry.Felicity.Life have evolved.

When I first envisioned this blog I was driven by the desire to share my experience of relocating from New Jersey (to the South Carolina Lowcountry) and the process of transitioning into an early retirement. I wanted to share my insights regarding these life changing experiences. I have enjoyed sharing posts about these experiences and will most likely offer new posts about these subjects; however, I found these topics to be a limiting view of my new post-career life. More importantly, I resist branding myself only in this way.  There is more to me than work.  I am a late-blooming fitness devotee. I am a boot-camper. I’ve earned two sprint triathlon medals. I love to ride my big girl, thin tire, road bicycle. I play tennis, sometimes well.

I have found there is so much more to explore and share about life as a post-career lady. I am determined to reframe and create a new perspective and narrative for my life and this blog. I am interested in seeing this blog evolve as I evolve. My post-career status isn’t about the traditional measures of retirement. For me, it is about tapping into an already abundant life, spawning my creative talent and sharing the stories that make life in the Lowcountry so incredibly rich and worthwhile.

 

 

 

 

16 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey, I saw that you visited my blog a while ago and I finally had a chance to follow up. Sorry it took a while, but I was distracted with a project and a heck of a lot of snow coming down on us. I hope you enjoyed what you read and will come back soon. I look forward to seeing your posts in my feed.

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  2. Hello to a fellow South Carolina coastal resident/ transplant! I am a bit to the north of you in the Pee Dee region and just south of Myrtle Beach. I look forward to following along with your blog! Best, Karen 🙂

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  3. Hi … I see that you left a comment on my blog ‘Through Jersey Eyes’ that you once lived in NJ and are now in SC. I’ve never been to SC but I hear it’s beautiful… and… did you know that SC has a state dog ? I think only 5 states do ! It’s the Boykin spaniel and we have one… 🙂 I love you blog and look forward to exploring more of it. Thank you for finding one of mine 🙂

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  4. I saw Lowcountry in your link on another blog, and SC came to mind. We’ve vacationed there a couple times roaming the coastal highway, and fell in love with it. I look forward to learning more about life there.

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  5. I just love when I find other blogs about living in retirement! I have in-laws that live in North Carolina (which is beautiful), but I don’t know much about South Carolina. I look forward to following your blog, sharing thoughts on retirement, and learning more about your part of the country.

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog! I am coming up on a year of “life lived in a sabbatical’ (that’s what I’ve decided to call my retirement circumstances. I don’t feel that I am completely finished with being productively engaged – I just don’t know right now what the next chapter will be. I am originally from California (have lots of family there) and look forward to reading about your new experiences and insights.

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  6. Hi Sandra! Glad I found you! I love “life lived in sabbatical!” I love connecting with other Encore Voyagers (as we call this “too young to really be retired” gig)! We are just beginning to travel and I’m really hoping to make our way to your neck of the woods! I’m going to enjoy following your journey and learning more about South Carolina!

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  7. Sprint triathlons! Yet another commonality between us. I’ve only competed in one but it was exhilarating! Your life is a beautiful adventure and I’m so glad to have met you.

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    1. Leilani, I feel very certain we are supposed to know each other and look forward to future adventures. I want to do a couple more sprint tri’s. I have work to do to get into race shape. My goal is for one next June in Naperville, IL.

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