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.
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.
- The Biggest Surprise Yet!
- Waiting on Martha – A Trip to Georgia’s Golden Isles, Day Two
- Waiting on Martha – A Trip to Georgia’s Golden Isles
- Desert Adventure
- A Threshold Birthday
- Ten Things of Thankful #2
- Ten Things of Thankful #1
- A Spectacular Lowcountry Sunset!
- Holiday Memory Bank
- Relocate. Reinvent. Reroot. Rebloom. Relax!