I grew up in an immigrant family of 10 kids, living on a notorious street (ie, Shirley Avenue) in a town north of Boston. Driven by the desire to be more, do more, I worked my way into Columbia University in NYC and made my career in investment banking. I feel blessed to be able to say that I am married to a wonderful man who loves me (and my family) unconditionally, and with him, I have built a home and traveled around the world. As a new initiative in 2016, I decided to put together this blog as a way to let go of all the negativity in 2015 and to reflect on what’s most important in my life – family, friends and interests (travel and food). Enjoy!