Starting a Family

This is a continuation of my story, which starts with me leaving my life in San Diego and going home to Rural USA to start completely over in my 30s. (Start here if you want the whole story). I am writing this story in a memoir fashion, and sharing in small segments (usually once aContinue reading “Starting a Family”

Full Speed Ahead on the Hot Mess Express

This is a continuation of my story, which starts with me leaving my life in San Diego and going home to Rural USA to start completely over in my 30s. (Start here if you want the whole story). I am writing this story in a memoir fashion, and sharing in small segments (usually once aContinue reading “Full Speed Ahead on the Hot Mess Express”

I Went to the Bar… A Lot.

This story picks up from where I left off in my last post. If you want to start from the beginning, check out Back to the Real Me. When I came back from San Diego, I don’t know what I expected, but I was not prepared for what I got. I was 33 years old,Continue reading “I Went to the Bar… A Lot.”

Simplicity isn’t just about having a minimalist home.

This story picks up from where I left off in my last post. If you want to start from the beginning, check out Back to the Real Me. The more I simplify and get rid of everything weighing me down, the more I realize that I’m getting back to my true self. I’m not justContinue reading “Simplicity isn’t just about having a minimalist home.”

I Just Kept Driving

This story picks up from where I left off in my last post. If you want to start from the beginning, check out Back to the Real Me. I remember that as I was preparing to make my exit from my life in San Diego, I didn’t want to take much with me. I shippedContinue reading “I Just Kept Driving”

Reality Check

This story picks up from where I left off in my last post. If you want to start from the beginning, check out Back to the Real Me. Realizing I craved authenticity more than anything else, I continued my journey Eastward, and stopped to visit another dear friend. This one is my practical friend –Continue reading “Reality Check”

Back to the Real Me

It occurred to me recently that most of my focus these past few years has been on getting rid of things that don’t serve me, and putting my energy into what lights me up. It seems so simple, but we are influenced greatly by our partners, families, employers, friends, neighbors, social media… everyone shows usContinue reading “Back to the Real Me”