Hind sight is 20-20 isn’t it? The car you sold. The one you bought to replace it. The decisions to buy a home, take a job, go further in school… or not.

The should’ves, could’ves and would’ves of life are NOT real life. I know that… in my head. Sometimes my heart takes longer to learn. Continue reading


From the couch to 5 K…

When it comes to exercise, running has always been pretty close to the bottom of my list of “go to” work outs. I’d rather lift weights, jump into a spin class or climb a mountain.

As much as I have never enjoyed running, I also have this exercise-fantasy of pulling on a pair of running shoes and heading out for a run, feeling the wind in my hair and listening to a mixture of my own steady deep breaths and music from the earphones securely tucked into my ears… while I check out my surroundings.

Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?

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Every weekend should be a long weekend

Unless the only things you care about in your life are work and money – I’m positive you’ll agree with me when I say that every weekend should be a long weekend… though I suppose it is possible that if every weekend were a day or two longer, we’d get used to it and have less appreciation for it (maybe…).

apple blossoms The past few days have been incredible… because we had time, because we had beautiful weather, because we were productive, because we had funContinue reading

I want…

What do I want to be when I grow up? What kind of person do I want to be?

Tougher questions than they seem if you ask me. The type of questions that send my mind in about a hundred different directions – all at once.

For someone who jumped into “serious” life from a young age. An “old” twenty-something year old… this may seem weird. But maybe I missed the whole questioning part somewhere along the way – making me ask myself too many questions when I’m supposed to be at the point where I’ve figure things out. Continue reading

Ten30: Playing with power tools

Last Friday morning, while billions around the world tuned in to watch scenes from the biggest royal wedding in three decades (I wasn’t even born for the last one!)… I was getting ready to so something I’ve never done before – something totally unrelated to Britain, Kate Middleton or scones. 

I was picking up some pretty impressive power tools and setting myself up to tile the shower/bath that we installed in our basement laundry room last year.

As far as new experiences go – this was completely different from climbing Kilimanjaro in January, donating my ponytail in February and (most of all) floating in a salt bath in March! My Ten30 project is shaping up quite nicely – and now – so is my basement shower! Continue reading