“This is like drinking tea and honey on a cold day.” When tragedy struck, I thought for sure that my own life was at an end. I was wrong. This is the true story of how two stray rescue cats and a woman named Kitty, whom I finally met after a wild ride of internet dating, brought love, romance, and laughter back into my life.
Love was then. Love is now. Love is forever.
WINNER of the 2018 Stephen Memorial Award FINALIST for the 2014 RONE AWARD A True Romance Memoir
If you love reading feel-good memoirs, then don’t miss THE THREE KITTIES THAT SAVED MY LIFE, where “Mike Meyer pens a tender tale of love, loss, and renewal. The depth of emotion is palpable…The Three Kitties will tug at readers’ heartstrings, as they ride through the emotional highs and lows of Mike Meyer’s remarkable story.” – InD’tale Magazine
At fifty, entrepreneur and seasoned workaholic Batoul Ajlouni reached the very height of her career, her middle age, and the lowest point of her life.
The endless passion and zeal she once had for work and life have all but disappeared. Confused and anxious about her never-before situation, she is faced with a life-changing decision to make: Does she listen to the business-executive in her head, tough it all out and continue with the successful career she had spent half her life building? Or does she follow the free-spirit inside her heart, sacrifice everything she has ever worked for, and leap into a place of new hopes and dreams she knew nothing about?
In her timely memoir, Batoul Ajlouni shares her personal and professional venture of self-transformation at the most challenging of times, while re-evaluating priorities, seeking balance, searching for answers to questions and dilemmas we all face at one point or another during our professional journeys.
Meet Batoul I. Ajlouni
Batoul Ajlouni is an architect, entrepreneur, and business executive with thirty years of experience in fifteen of the world’s toughest markets. Co-founded her company at twenty-four, before serving as VP for Business Development at a leading IT firm, helping it grow into a multinational corporation. A prominent businesswoman engaged in activities and public speaking events on design, business, technology, and women and youth empowerment. Also, an active board member at Jordan’s premier Society for the Conservation of Nature. Batoul works from her home in Amman, Jordan where she lives with her husband.
Do you think about how extraordinary your life would be if you fulfilled those dreams?
What have you always wanted to achieve but kept saying, ‘I’d love to do that… one day.’
It’s time to make ‘one day’ today with Live Your Bucket List.
If you’re looking to overcome your fears, learn new things, go on that journey of a lifetime or start that business you always said you would, this book is your roadmap.
In Live Your Bucket List, Julia Goodfellow-Smith guides you through the proven process that will take you from dreaming to achieving. You’ll find steps to:
Decide which bucket list dream to pursue.
Ignite your passion for that dream.
Overcome obstacles including fear, lack of money and time.
Plan to achieve your dream.
Successfully implement your plans.
Reflect on your achievements.
Each step of the process is detailed and accompanied by inspiringpersonal stories and key lessons from Goodfellow-Smith’s own journey to live her bucket list.
Some day we will all run out of ‘one day’, so don’t waste any more time procrastinating. Follow this step-by-step guide and start living your bucket list today.
Meet Julia Goodfellow-Smith
Julia Goodfellow-Smith is an ordinary person who is doing something extraordinary — living her bucket list. She would like to help others do the same, which is why she has written this book. She has held a variety of management and consultancy roles in a range of sectors including conservation volunteering, banking and construction. She is currently focusing her attention on adventure, writing and presenting. Julia lives close to the Malvern Hills with her husband Mike. She spends a lot of time either wandering on the hills or working in their small woodland nearby. She is a member of the Women’s Institute and Toastmasters International, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Senator of Junior Chamber International (JCI).
A shared passion for exploration. The Mediterranean trip of their dreams. There’s no better time for adventure than right now.
Enthusiastic explorers Al and Sunny Lockwood treasure the challenge and excitement of travel. From train rides through the Smokies to campouts in Yellowstone, they’ve documented their travel adventures to critical acclaim. With retirement, they expand their horizons and ship off for a new adventure in the heart of the Mediterranean.
Come along with Al and Sunny as they experience the dazzling beauty of the Greek Isles, the mouthwatering delights of Italian cuisine, the unique calls to prayer chanted from Istanbul’s minarets.
You’ll hold your breath riding the sky-high Acropolis lift, marvel at the lacework canals of Venice, and lose yourself in the rich wares and aromas of the Grand Bazaar.
Their daily excursions will expand your mind and deepen your understanding as you find yourself immersed in the Mediterranean’s vibrant array of cultures and history.
In Cruising the Mediterranean you’ll discover:
Personal reflections, insights and humor
Intriguing facts about Mediterranean history, landmarks and cultures
Tips for pacing your daily outings to conserve energy and maintain interest
Ways to adopt an adventuresome spirit so that obstacles or disappointments don’t ruin your pleasure
The emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual benefits of travel and much, much more!
Cruising the Mediterranean is a breathtaking travelogue for explorers who refuse to let aging limit their adventures.
If you like warm personal stories, cultural journeys, and actionable tips for planning your own cruise adventure, then you’ll love Al and Sunny Lockwood’s inspirational memoir capturing the heart of the Mediterranean.
Buy Cruising the Mediterranean today and join them on a timeless, unforgettable journey!
Meet Al & Sunny Lockwood
Al and Sunny Lockwood met after he’d retired from engineering and she’d retired from daily newspaper reporting. They spent much of their time exploring California, Al with his camera and Sunny with her notebook and pen. But a serious car wreck changed their lives.
In 2012, while they waited at a red light, a driver paying more attention to her phone than her driving, slammed into them at 60 miles per hour. The collision totaled both cars and filled the Lockwood’s summer with doctor appointments, pharmacy visits, and endless wrangling with insurance companies.
The wreck also woke them up to the reality that life is fragile and there’s no guarantee you’ll have it for long. “We decided to stop putting off our travel dreams for some day in the future,” Sunny says. “We’ve made ‘someday’ today.”
Their first dream cruise was through the Panama Canal. Then they visited Amsterdam and cruised the Mediterranean, stopping at Venice, Athens, Istanbul, Ephesus, and various Greek islands.
They’ve traveled eastern Canada, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Together they’ve visited more than 30 countries on six continents.
“We write to encourage people to make their travel dreams come true,” Sunny says. “We want our readers to know that travel enhances health and enriches life. So step out of your everyday routine and take a chance on adventure and fun.”