The summer of 2019

The summer of 2019

Update: 2019-09-27
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Content published: Sep 27, 2019 at 10:00 am CST
· podcast published: Sep 27, 2019 at 10:00 am CST




Morning green lights



Peeps, it was a busy summer.


Most of it was spent cleaning and packing up my house. That was a lot. I lived there for 11 years, the longest place I’d ever lived in my life. I threw away countless bags of trash, of life debris and clutter. ⛸



In June Sara and I went to see Ludovico at the Cadillac Palace in Chicago. Maggie and I went to Gay Pride in Aurora. Sara took all of us to Cantigny Park for my 47th birthday. We played mini golf in the dark during Swedish Days.





In July there was the case of the stolen bicycle and Maggie turned 14. We went to Minneapolis to check out the Mall of America and Paisley Park.



Maggie started high school in August, too. 😳



Five chipmunks were caught and released over the summer. I took over 450 photos. I didn’t keep track of how many restaurants that Sara and I went to.



This month of September we went to Nebraska for Sara’s sister’s wedding. During the sermon or whatever the pastor shared a story about an older couple with a successful marriage. When asked how they had stayed together for so long the husband replied, “I always figured it was her turn to get what she wanted.”


That’s how you win.


In healthy relationships life isn’t all about getting what we want but most of it is giving people what they want. Keeping that Christmas spirit of giving all year round is one of the foremost keys to happiness.



In a similar thread Jimi messaged me not long ago, shared something that Cokie Roberts’ husband had said regarding their marriage. It was that the most important life choice we can make is who we spend it with.


So in August Maggie and I moved in with Sara and her kids. It wasn’t on accident or on a whim that I chose Sara. She’s beautiful, kind, selfless, and intent on everyone having a good life. 💝



Speaking of life choices, today is/was my last day at the job I’ve had for the last 13 years. See, I could’ve stayed at my job and in my house in Geneva and been mostly comfortable. But then again and I hate to say this but life can suck when you’re stuck in second place.



I’ve lived much of my life in the moment, in the here and now, but sometimes it’s better to look bigger picture.


What we’re doing and what we really want to achieve.


Where we’re going and where we really want to be.


Who we’re with and who’ll really give us the fairy tale.



I’ve gotten divorced, I’ve moved, and I start a new job on Monday. Go team. 💪



#photos #lettherebehope #diariespodcast






Botsford

· Sep 27, 2019 at 10:08 am







Life is good! Enjoy the ride😊





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tcr!
tcr!
· Sep 27, 2019 at 11:38 am







🎡





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Pelletier

· Sep 27, 2019 at 10:09 am







Can I give you BOTH a “Happy” and a “Sad” like?…… Gonna miss you at the office.





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tcr!
tcr!
· Sep 27, 2019 at 11:25 am







Maybe we’ll all hook up again at MATS next year!! 🚛





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Rich J

· Sep 27, 2019 at 10:17 am







Who’d a thunk it. Your life change has led you on an incredible journey so far, hasn’t it?





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tcr!
tcr!
· Sep 27, 2019 at 11:26 am







It most certainly has 💫





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Laurie

· Sep 27, 2019 at 10:21 am







I am so very happy for you! You are a great guy! ♥️





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tcr!
tcr!
· Sep 27, 2019 at 11:26 am







Thank you!





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asquared01

· Sep 27, 2019 at 10:23 am







Sounds like a fantastic summer! Congratulations on the move and the new job! :)





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tcr!
tcr!
· Sep 27, 2019 at 11:27 am







Thanks!! It was pretty fantastic. 🎉





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flood

· Sep 27, 2019 at 10:40 am







It’s so great to hear how well you are doing- congratulations!! 😊





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tcr!
tcr!
· Sep 27, 2019 at 11:32 am







Hard telling where I’d be at if it wasn’t for the good people at the Kane County Judicial Center! 😊





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flood

· Sep 27, 2019 at 11:58 am







😊





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sprout

· Sep 27, 2019 at 10:50 am







Congrats, old friend. Happy that you’ve found the happiness you deserve.





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tcr!
tcr!
· Sep 27, 2019 at 11:36 am







Thank you. The last time you were in Chicago was November 2013. I think you’re overdue. 😉





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Ritter Parcel

· Sep 27, 2019 at 11:35 am







So happy for you and Maggie! You both deserve happiness. Cant wait to meet Sarah hint hint lol





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tcr!
tcr!
· Sep 27, 2019 at 11:37 am







So when are you and Mike coming to visit? Bring Justice, too!!





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Ritter Parcel

· Sep 27, 2019 at 11:45 am







Mike, Travis has spoken lol





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Lewis

· Sep 27, 2019 at 11:49 am







Very cool…best wishes to you and Sara.





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tcr!
tcr!
· Sep 27, 2019 at 5:36 pm







Thank you!





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cormanang

· Sep 27, 2019 at 12:09 pm







TEAM Travis rules. I am happy for you my friend.





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tcr!
tcr!
· Sep 27, 2019 at 5:36 pm







Thanks!!





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jimi hindrance experience
jimi hindrance experience
· Sep 27, 2019 at 12:44 pm







😎





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DeeDee

· Sep 27, 2019 at 1:52 pm











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Momma J
Momma J
· Sep 27, 2019 at 2:36 pm







I’m so happy for you, so proud of you!





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Raes

· Sep 27, 2019 at 2:41 pm







Life is a journey…and new beginnings to look forward to.





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tism
tism
· Sep 27, 2019 at 4:29 pm







W00t!





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franh
franh
· Sep 27, 2019 at 4:56 pm







Couldn’t be happier for you buddy. Life is good.





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elaineorr

· Sep 27, 2019 at 5:26 pm







Lots of good thoughts





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Irene

· Sep 27, 2019 at 9:59 pm







Were you able to transfer within your company or is it a brand new job? Best wishes to all of you on your new beginnings !! How exciting, how fantastic, make the best of everything… Much love!





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tcr!
tcr!
· Sep 28, 2019 at 10:10 am







Whole new company, fresh start… And thank you!!





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Irene

· Sep 28, 2019 at 12:50 pm







Good for you. Good luck!





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tcr!
tcr!
· Sep 28, 2019 at 10:50 am







PS- there’s a lot of false starts in life. Keep going… 💖





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annekothe
annekothe
· Sep 28, 2019 at 11:29 am







😘





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tcr!
tcr!
· Sep 28, 2019 at 1:02 pm







😘





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