True Happiness


Like many other couples, Roy and Connie Hernandez met at work. They were both teachers and quickly bonded over their love for their profession. They have spent forty years in education, in one form or another. Currently, they work as Speech Language Pathologists traveling in an RV throughout the great state of New Mexico. Speech on wheels, as they call it. They also happen to be two of the happiest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of speaking with.

Soliant travelers Roy and Connie Hernandez

As a married gal myself, I was immediately intrigued by the story of these two travelers. Married folks? In confined spaces? Happy? But when I asked them to describe the impact traveling has had on their relationship, Roy replied with exuberance,

“Oh, it’s been an extremely positive experience. We are able to share so much – conversing about our day and picking each other’s brains. We have so much in common and so much to talk about!

“This is extremely rewarding, Roy added. “Once while working in Bloomfield, one of the children with down syndrome refused to start her day until she gave Mr. Roy a hug. Those things stick with you, in your heart, and make everything worthwhile.”

And then it hit me. Not only are these two crazy kids in love, but they are in love with their life. What a concept, right? To be in love with your life. Love comes in many different forms, but Roy and Connie taught me that to find true happiness you must first love yourself, you must first be in love with your life. Continue reading “True Happiness”


Have Experience, Will Travel!


Every month, more than a quarter-million Americans turn 65.¹ As a nation that tends to place personal value on a job well done, retirement isn’t quite as appealing as it used to be. Some feel the need to work longer to afford the lifestyle they desire to lead during retirement and others fear the lack of purpose that comes with walking away from the professional world. Either way, our time-honored tradition of working hard until we reach a certain age, and then never working again, just doesn’t work for everyone anymore. Continue reading “Have Experience, Will Travel!”