Enjoy Wine-Day 1,426 – Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,426 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Wednesday – 9/29/2021

Enjoy Wine

It may not surprise you that I enjoy wine! I am a little bit of a wine nerd. Besides drinking it, I’ve spent time reading about wines of the world and the different regions. This nerdiness about wine (maybe it’s my science degree background) led me to experimenting with different wine glasses. If you open up my cupboard, I have wine glasses for all types of wines and a guide that tells you which glass you should drink a wine out of. For example, none of the glasses are named Chianti, though the guide tells you to use a Zinfandel glass.

So, Steve and I tried a new wine. It was 50% Sangiovese, and the other half was Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. I usually go by the highest percentage though thought we would try both the Zinfandel glass (for the Sangiovese as it’s the grape in Chianti) and the Bordeaux glass (for Cabs and Merlots).

There was a huge difference. I was even surprised how the Zinfandel glass made it taste fruity and the Bordeaux glass made it taste like it needed to open up more. Glasses really do make a difference!

I had Steve try them and he thought I was giving him two different wines. It made me smile to show my husband why we use different glasses for different wines, even if it means extra glassed to wash. Yes, I know, it’s a little quirky – though I believe our quirks make us unique. And this quirk, well it makes me happy and enjoy wine too!

So, I’m curious, what is something that others may think is quirky about you, though you don’t mind because it makes you happy?

 Enjoy Wine Sangiovese

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About “Finding Joy”

And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…

It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip.  Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core.  I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life.  And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents. 

I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life.  My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others. 

Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis.  It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.


From the lessons I have learned on my journey, I help business people to build better relationships in both their personal and professional lives.  Through my Finding Joy in the Journey blog, I share my experiences with others and inspire people to find and live their great life.  I love meeting new people, experiencing life to the fullest and traveling the world.  I am a speaker, author and entrepreneur.

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