The notion of “AND” vs “OR”

These days seem to be filled with choices that tend to minimize the very rich and human complexity of life, choices that simply ask us to draw a line in the sand. 🧐 In my opinion, one of these highly debated, but very much, "man-made" dichotomies, is eating meat. I’ve said it before, I don’t … Continue reading The notion of “AND” vs “OR”

Unexpect the Expected

When Michael & I started daydreaming 🤩 about our Sabbatical, we only spoke of living abroad. What had always attracted us to traveling abroad, was the ability to engulf ourselves in other cultures, to meet people that think differently than us; to gain fresh perspectives. 🧐 Staying in the United States, felt like a compromise … Continue reading Unexpect the Expected

I’ll be there for you…

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…

First Stop on the Sabbatical!

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!

To Sell, To Gift or To Donate (part 2)

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)

Why not ME?

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?