Living in California has it's perks... an ever changing restaurant scene, music concerts, art galleries, museums, the mountains AND the beach! 🏖 🌊 If that wasn't enough, it also happens to have the most vast wine country region in America... 🍇 Hard to believe this place is not the whole package... Hmnn 🤨 think traffic … Continue reading The Napa Valley of Western Colorado?
A good friend said the other day: "Good for you for taking care of the business of life!" Hmmn... 🤔 I think she was referring to the decision to quit our corporate jobs! It seems the responses we get when telling people about this Sabbatical varies only slightly. Most are thrilled, 👏🏽 some are a … Continue reading The Business of Life.
The holidays are always difficult for us. Splitting your time between in-laws is hard enough, but then you also have your good friends, some with families 👨👩👧👦 of their own, so you wish you could split yourself in two! 😳 The award winning journalist, Edna Buchanan once said: "Friends are the family we choose for … Continue reading I’ll be there for you…
The connection between California and Colorado became seemingly undeniable the longer we lived in L.A. ☺️ From the multiple family members who've moved back and forth between the two sunny states, to our friends boasting about the fabulous skiing in Telluride -- rivaling the likes of Switzerland -- it became apparent we were very lucky ☘️ … Continue reading Western Colorado Wonderland!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve come to realize that growing up, I took my hometown for granted😱 I know this now because all of the fun places we've visited on this Sabbatical so far, are places that had been here all along! Sometimes, it does seem that people tend to become complacent with … Continue reading Hometown Treasures.
Michael and I met in a small town in Western CO. Fresh out of college and with very different backgrounds, I was a city girl 💄💅🏽and he was born and raised in the Mountain West. We were attracted to each other for many reasons; one of them being, we knew we wanted to explore the … Continue reading First Stop on the Sabbatical!
Someone very wise once asked me: why not let someone else enjoy the things you no longer have use for? 🤔 What a concept... we all have things we no longer want (or need), things that happen to be the exact thing someone else is looking for... Things that could help them create their own happy … Continue reading To Sell, To Gift or To Donate (part 2)
As I watched 😳 the cashier at the consignment store holding my 6-inch heeled, Badgley Mischka wedding stilettos (he was attempting to put a price on what seemed like priceless shoes to me) ... I almost broke down in tears 😭 . You see... it’s incredibly difficult to see your things, eyed up and down, … Continue reading To Sell, To Gift or To Donate (part 1)
When you finally reach the stage of "Well, why not? ... Why not us and WHY NOT NOW?!?" It's suuuuper exciting! 🤩 It feels like a quick rush of adrenaline to the heart ❤️. Your thoughts start to run wild... ok... ok ... We're quitting our jobs! We're selling everything and we're off to see the … Continue reading THE Movie Montage!
At the time of this writing, when you googled “Retirement”, you got 123,000,000 search results… 😳 millions of websites dedicated to the promise of... drum roll please... 🥁RETIREMENT! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 It seems we all dream of the day when we are no longer tied to a routine, our lives dictated by the tick of a clock. … Continue reading Why not ME?