I am a 54-year-old Housewife, mother, sister, Aunt, and Co-Owner along with my husband, Brad Wright, of our company Wright Holdings Worldwide LLC. You can check out our website at www.wrightholdings.com. You can see our travels, ask us questions about the next adventure you plan to take, and even purchase some of our amazing Photo Art for your walls. I am also a writer, a former Legal clerk, Administrative assistant and I offer concierge office services like Notary Public and administrative. I build high-power rockets, paint, sing, and entertain a lot. I love being with friends, playing cards, enjoying fine wines and scotches and spending as much time with my husband seeing the world as I can. We joke that for sure we will have seen most of the world before we die or he retires. Wow, what an adventure!
My husband will celebrate his 30th year at Microsoft, his 55th birthday, and is now a Partner at Microsoft. I feel so honored to have traveled this journey and many others with him. This year was our 13th wedding anniversary and 28 years since we met for the very first time. A moment I will never forget or take for granted. He has become an award-winning photographer, is also a World Traveler a collector of Scotches, he builds high-power rockets and is now CCR (close circuit re-breather) certified and it has taken him to new depths, like Galapagos, Truk Lagoon, Komodo Indonesia, Grand Cayman and so much more. He pretty much does it all, and he never slows down, he makes life so worth living and so interesting all at the same time. He has grown into the most amazing person I have ever known. I feel truly blessed that our lives came together and that we share so many adventures together. I love him deeply. It’s amazing to watch people transform and see them grow into the most spectacular creatures. The things we leave behind can give us the second chance we need to live the best life we can. Sometimes we have to turn the page to be a better “you”.
My non-binary offspring is now 32 and has so many talents, it’s hard to mention them all. They are a SCUBA diver, a high power rocketeer, and they play the violin, as well as a couple of other instruments, they are a very talented writer, singer, and make-up artist. They love art and music and Live Action Roleplaying, gaming and cards, chess, and travel. They have turned into a wonderful human being. They truly love everyone no matter their race, religion, sexual orientation or financial status. They see everyone as equal and love them unconditionally. That is something that I admire deeply about them.
My life has taken so many turns, I had a lot of hard decisions to make in 2005 and when I did, I knew I could never look back. I knew that the life I had been living, forced to live, for a long time, was not for me. Looking back on the things I lost, the people I left behind and the new life I live, I would not have it any other way. I would not change a single thing. It’s sad to me that people still lie, change history to fit their own narrative and never take responsibility for their own actions and then pull others into their pathetic lives because they know how to do nothing but play the victim. And it’s sad, actually maddening, that people believe that god is so weak he cannot share his love between himself and family. That is not a god I ever want to worship or be part of. Not ever again. And it baffles me that people do not have more self-awareness. And that they thrive on being a victim, year after year, after year. Karma is something I truly believe in. You can’t keep lying and hoping those lies turn into the truth, that is not how life works and it’s not how to endear people to you. If you keep making the same poor decisions year after year and expecting different results, that is literally the definition of crazy.
The hardest was losing my mother to breast cancer at the age of 61. Our relationship was complicated and abusive and mostly painful, and it took me about 6 years to manage it. I still hate her for so many things but love her for others. Relationships like that never get closure, never. Her lies, her damage, the damage she did to our family, to herself, to others. She was a mental and physical mess and she oozed that mess onto her family and in turn each of us walked away with our own demons. She needed help for her mental issues, she needed help for her PTSD, her depression, her survivor’s guilt, but she refused it and refused to acknowledge her demons were killing her, literally. I am not sure if I can ever forgive her. But I try to say that perhaps she did the best she could with what she had. Maybe that is all there was for her. As the years roll on I think I have learned to give her more grace. Not sure she deserves it but I certainly deserve the peace it brings me to offer it.
My stories of love, loss, hate, religion, relationships, friendships, marriages, family, death, abuse, being a parent, and changing who I am, what I believe and how I live my life… well it would take too long to explain it all here. My autobiography will be out shortly I hope and you can read it all there. It’s quite a ride, my friends.
For now, I will leave you with my adventures, my travel stories and that I am happy and highly contented with my life. There is no more drama, no more hate and every decision I make is because I choose to, not because I am told what to decide, or how to decide it. My life belongs to me and me alone. I am in charge of it every day and no one can ever take that from me again.
My friends and family are in my life, because I choose it, and they choose it. It is very powerful to be in charge of your own life and to know that you have the power to make it different, better, more fulfilled and honest.
What I wish for you is to travel the world, open your mind to new possibilities, meet new people, study all religions, and all things you have yet to understand, and open your heart to whatever you believe is best for you. Take nothing and no one for granted.
Do not let anyone tell you who you have to be, who you have to worship or who you have to love. Take control of YOU and make life the best it can be.
I hope you enjoy my blog and I hope that your life is filled with love and adventure.
Life is a mystery and as Ferris Bueller said: “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and take a look around once in a while you could miss it” 🙂
I hope you enjoy sharing my experiences with me. Please feel free to contact me anytime. Angelawr@wrightholdings.com
Now let’s go travel!!!