My Story

By the time I was in my 30’s, I thought I would be up to my eye balls busy with a great corporate job, loving husband and 2.5 lively kids to chase around. Like many, cultural expectations and the media set my goals. I was following the standard template of life (i.e go to college, get a job, get married, buy a house, grow a family and so on). Well, that hasn’t panned out. As I was getting older, I was dwelling on what I didn’t have without any plan other than the “wait and see” game for this white picket fence.

I knew I was entering the new year with the same life as last year and the year before. My life consisted of going to work, working out, going out and getting drunk – repeat. I was also limiting myself from the things I wanted to do because I was waiting for a partner for this next new life.

So, I decided to do something about it. Creating The Spinning Wheel site was one of a long list of goals (100 Goal Challenge blog) I challenged myself to do. The plan was to get my life going somewhere. Where? How? Who knew…I just knew I had to do something.

My world soon became about exploration and experience, small or big, near or far. I learned not to feel ashamed of my single status. I would embrace where I am and where I’m going whether I get the white picket fence or not.

With this new perspective, I spend my days traveling and documenting a new way of living a fulfilling life not held back by society’s expectations.

This blog is about challenging behaviors, learning from relationships, creating new experiences, meeting the people of the world and opening our minds beyond what we’re supposed to do.

I enjoy creating content that’s fun, sexy, helpful and overall, light-hearted. 

Discover meaning beyond marriage and kids whether you’re single, married or divorced. Use this site for what you need whether it’s for support, growth or simply, for entertainment.

Life is like a wheel that keeps moving and never stops, always spinning for more.

‘Til Next, Elisa Rueda (My last name is wheel in Spanish)


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