I have been an R.N. for over 30 years and currently I am a SAHM, or to be exact Grandma! I love anything to do with Social Media, Personal Development, Affiliate and Relationship Marketing.  I am a perpetual student and as I learn I love to share with everyone! My blog posts are mostly about the things that I am learning on the web.

Although I grew up in upstate NY, we moved to Puerto Rico when I was 15.  We started going there for our yearly vacations when I was 10 years old.  Although my dad nor us kids spoke a lick of Spanish he fell in love with the place.  My mom was from there originally, but she wasn’t that excited to move back.

So at 15 we packed up everything and left our little town of Sloatsburg, NY.  It was quite the culture shock moving to a small rural town in Puerto Rico and not understanding the language.  We had to learn Spanish with the kindergartners who were failing Spanish!  You can just imagine these awkward teenagers sitting on tiny little chairs learning to speak, what would soon turn into being our primary language.

The Casita, the house I grew up in

Watching I Love Lucy and Bewitched dubbed in Spanish was hilarious! In those days there was no cable television, just a hanger as the antenna!  What was really funny was watching Godzilla, not only did you have the mouth moving out of sink it was now re-dubbed in Spanish!

During Nursing School, still in Puerto Rico,  I had just received a packet from George Washington University to work as a nurse there.  I had so many dreams of moving back to the states.  For some reason I had this fantasy life all up in my head and living in Puerto Rico was not part of that dream.  The decisions I made that night changed my life forever.  I moved away in 1982.

So for this post I decided to share a little of the Island that ironically I now miss so much!


Old San Juan
1634 Chapel of Christ and Parque de las Palomas
Isla Verde


Beach Near Naguabo


Rio Grande


Rio Grande


El Yunque Rain Forest Ferns the size of trees!

 The Five Things I Love Most About Puerto Rico:

  1. Walking on the beach and feeling the warm white sand underneath my feet
  2. The full moon shining through the palm trees swaying in the wind
  3. The warm breeze from the ocean hitting my face
  4. Party time!  Spending time with family and friends, singing, dancing, great food and music
  5. The warm blue green ocean, hitting the shore with quiet strength

This was just a little tour of the island and where I grew up so many years ago.  Hope you enjoyed the trip!

My husband and I now live south of Seattle, WA. We have five sons, two daughter-in-laws, four beautiful grandchildren, three Labrador Retrievers, a cat named Elvis and a horse named Sioux.

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  1. April 16, 2012 at 9:14 AM

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  2. June 26, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Adorable bio … You have such a sweet spirit, Lisa :)
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  3. June 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Hi Lisa! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I had know idea you had this! I will be back!!!

  4. September 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    This was so fun to read! Thanks for sharing your story !
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  5. September 26, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Thank you Crystal for stopping in for a visit! It surely is a great place to live!
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