And then, something crazy happened…

It has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember to travel as much as possible – exploring our country and beyond. I had planned to live in an RV for at least a year after getting married in my dream life (providing I found someone to marry who was asContinue reading “And then, something crazy happened…”

And this is where my story ends…

… for now. We’ve had some amazing adventures since we loaded up and headed out west in our camper, which I plan to share at some point. But for now, I’m going to put my time and energy into getting ready for our new baby. You know, I recently found myself saying “I still don’tContinue reading “And this is where my story ends…”

Just Go with It

So now my husband, my toddler, my maltipoo, and myself are all living with my mother. The toddler kept my mom busy for the next several weeks, as I couldn’t do much at all for him. She helped me get from one room to the next, fed us, and basically took care of everything whileContinue reading “Just Go with It”

Goodbye, Dream Home.

After Prudence died, my husband and I started planning a future together that prioritized what really mattered to us. We no longer wanted all the stress and responsibilities of owning and operating businesses in our small town. We didn’t want our lives to continue the way we had been going so far – my husbandContinue reading “Goodbye, Dream Home.”

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”