Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this exciting new beginning for LovRR!
Everyone’s had at least one fresh start like Gillian when she moves to the trendy Dallas neighborhood called Becker Circle. Hers was to escape an abusive college boyfriend. She desperately wanted to become the strong independent person she dreamed about. Some do-overs are after a job change or a loss in your personal life. Some people are running away. Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to run to something exciting. And don’t ever stop because we’re never too anything to start over!
Gillian moved into Becker Circle full of hope. But her new beginning didn’t go well. She started a set of rules to live by—here’s one of my favorites if you’d like to tweet this--“To hell with rules. I’ve followed them all my life.” Gillian said. Rule sixteen of my new life—Break more rules. She made some bad choices, some even put her life in danger. Determined to make it on her own, she owned up, learned, and didn’t repeat them.
As with most of us, fresh starts come with experimentation. The stings from our screw ups remind us we’re not numb. These are the times to learn and try new things. Make mistakes. Live a little. Then enjoy a refreshing cocktail named after Gillian in honor of her new life.
1 oz. rum
1 oz. vodka
2 oz. club soda
1 oz. orange juice
½ oz. lime juice
½ oz. grenadine
Shake with ice. Pour in a martini or lowball glass, top with a lime twist and enjoy while you read—and live your fresh start!