Thursday, March 15, 2018

Why I Always Celebrate the Ides of March


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Being a four-year Latin student in high school meant black armbands to mark the day. When I homeschooled my kids it meant reading Shakespeare's, Julius Caesar. It's always been one of those weird days I celebrated. Like October 3rd for Mean Girls fans or May 4th for Star Wars lovers.

If you want to celebrate today, pay your bills. For the ancient Romans, the Ides of March was considered a day to settle debts. 

The Ides of March will forever mark one of the most wonderful days. Nine years ago today I was traveling in Rome with a dear friend and marking the NUMBER ONE thing off my bucket list. We were literally giddy for nine entire days. It was a such a magical happenstance that a couple of years ago we were at a baby shower for her daughter. We started to reminisce about it and we both began crying. Crying, Y'all! 

The young ladies present were asking her daughter if we were okay. "Yeah, they're just remembering Italy."

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Tomorrow I leave to embark on another adventure with her when we will cruise to Mexico to celebrate her niece's 21st birthday.

I wish I had planned ahead. I would have had a teeshirt made that said: "53 is the new 21." 

I thought this would be the perfect time to share about that trip since it is both the exact same date and we are finally getting to travel together again. I was going to just repost my original blog but oh my goodness! When I started blogging it was pretty bad. Bad storytelling. Bad pictures with the wrong dates. Even bad fonts and format!

But in my defense, as you will see, these posts were being written by the snarky Mr. Suitcase at the time. 

If you want to check out how far my posts have come since I started blogging check these out:

White Knuckles from Milan to Venice

Venetian Blind

Florence

Florence: Part II

Pisa

From Assisi to Rome

When in Rome

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