Question from She Explores.

Next year my husband and I are planning on visiting all of the National Parks. To prepare for this I have been seeking out all types of adventure stories. I recently read She Explores,a collection of women’s adventure stories. This book shared diverse stories from women involved in the outdoor industry. The book is beautifulContinue reading “Question from She Explores.”

Letting Go

For many years I lived in the midst of chaos. My Mothers was a hardcore alcoholic. Our family dynamic was enabling and unhealthy. I witnessed terrible things, and was helpless to stop them. I never knew normal, and carry heavy emotional scars. My identity and behavior was been shaped around this painful past. I amContinue reading “Letting Go”

Port City

One of the best things about New England is that everything is centralized. My husband and I live in Manchester New Hampshire. This definitely has challenges, but also allows us opportunities. One of these is the fact that we are only an 1 1/2 hours from Portland Maine. Friday we took full advantage, and tookContinue reading “Port City”

Liebster Award

A few days ago, I was fortunate enough to receive a nomination for the Liebster Blog Award. I am excited to get started, so here are the rules. Rules Thank your nominator and provide a link to their blog Post the award on your blog – as a widget, in a category, as long asContinue reading “Liebster Award”

February round up

I can’t believe that it is already March. As I grow older, the years seems to go by quick. It is crazy to think that we are almost a quarter of the way through 2019. This year, I am following a group of goals, set month by month. This is much easier to track andContinue reading “February round up”

Knocked Out

Been under the weather for about a week now. On Friday I caught the flu. I have been out of work since. I ran a fever, caught a cold, and somehow ended up with a case of vertigo. After about six days, I am finally feeling a bit better. Honestly it has been a roughContinue reading “Knocked Out”

Overcoming Chaos

To say this weekend has been rough is an understatement. My instinct is to keep things private. To discuss things is to let that wall down. To let people in is to show weakness. It goes against everything that has been bred into me since childhood. Yet sharing can be cathartic, and helps us grow.  Continue reading “Overcoming Chaos”

Wildflowers

Tomorrow is Valentines Day, the one day many people take to celebrate love. For me the holiday has almost became too much. I have a major issue with the way holidays are peddled in the United States.  We are bombard by displays in stores, and TV advertisements for jewelry.  The day has become an excuseContinue reading “Wildflowers”

Trauma Laundry

As the last of the laundry was folded, I sighed in relief. It feels incredibly good to get things done. It may seem small, but for me it is important to get laundry done. It is something that I am just learning to do. Usually laundry goes like this…… I wait till there is wayContinue reading “Trauma Laundry”

Throw out the rule book

” I don’t know if you have noticed, but you have been in a better mood.” My husband said offhandedly. It has been two weeks since we moved back to Manchester. Two weeks since we left the stress of Greenfield behind. Things are better, and I feel happier. It was hard decision to make. WeContinue reading “Throw out the rule book”