When Winter is Long

Winter in Minnesota is long…roughly 6 months long. Now that I’m experiencing my second winter, I’ve learned my relationship/attitude changes depending on which month it is. November and December…..I love winter. I appreciate the snow and the cold leading up to Christmas. Honestly, it is magical to have snow at Christmas time, even for this … More When Winter is Long

Brave Choices

Airport layovers seem to be fantastic places for me to write blog posts. When you’re forced to sit and wait for long periods of time, you have plenty of time to think. What I’m thinking about is my journey from California to Minnesota. Last year at this time I was in the beginning stages of … More Brave Choices

Sweat Equity

When I purchased my home last October, I knew it needed a little work. Some of the work was REALLY IMPORTANT to the structural integrity of the home (e.g. the new roof and gutters). Other parts have been purely to put my own stamp on my house (new kitchen updates galore). At the end of … More Sweat Equity

Finding Rest in Maui

I’m not a Type A personality that moves at a fast pace, I’m not a procrastinator who leaves everything to the last minute and then rushes to get things done. I’m a plodder…. a steady eddy, easy going kind of person.  My third grade teacher called me the tortoise that beat the hare, and that … More Finding Rest in Maui