About Me

Hi, I am Ria.

I am smiling. This has not always been the case. But my husband and I have found our perfect home.

We write an Expat Lifestyle and Travel Blog called Our Prime Of Life. And that is the perfect description of our lives since Glenn retired in 2017.

We live in the lovely, relaxed, Mexican town of San Miguel De Allende in Centro Mexico, where we have Permanent Residency.  We moved here after we sold our house in Temescal, Oakland, CA in 2018. It has been the absolute best decision we have made, and there are not enough good words to describe how caring, vivacious, and lovely the community is.

Here I can be my best self. Most of the triggers and stressors of life in the Bay Area and the United States are dormant. And even through COVID, when accommodations were taking place in town, we still had beautiful walks and gorgeous sunsets to center us. And lots of writing classes and groups to join. A lifesaver for me. Connection!

We broke out of what was stifling for us and found a place that works perfectly for both of us.

In February 2020 several people encouraged me to write my memoirs. Many had listened to my stories for years or watched them enfold. So, I will try and do my best to share my life fears, episodes, joys, and lessons.

My first memoir is titled “Unraveling”  and my second is “Becoming Content With a Scattered Mind.” – my journey through chaos to contentment with Bipolar 1, ADHD, and Eating Disorders.

I have been working on “Unraveling’ for years and as you can see in my post called “I Am Just Writing A Memoir” I had a pretty good idea in 2020 about what my goal was. Write a memoir that broke some stereotypes and hopefully moved beyond stigmas. They are two long memoirs but — They Do Lead to a happy ending. That is my teaser for you.

Here in San Miguel de Allende, I can flourish.

I have gone from a depressed woman to one who chair dances, gathers people around me, has opportunities to explore my creative self, and leads my best life. Blogger, Writer, Photographer, Traveler, Best Friend, Dancer, and Artist. Well, that is part of it.

And, I made a decision to shake up the delivery of the two books.

That is another teaser.

So watch for that announcement I am working hard to bring it to fruition.