Introduction

My name is Colleen, and welcome to the blog! I have been a writer for most of my life. My work had been featured on several websites, like Explorer Gear and with New Hampshire State Parks. Writing is my passion. It had helped me through many difficult periods in my life. I am excited toContinue reading “Introduction”

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”

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”

Finding Happy

Yesterday was just a regular Monday. My job had sent me out to Stratham for training. It is only 10 minutes from the New Hampshire Seacoast, so I took a ride. I have always been adventurous at heart, but I haven’t always followed through.   My life used to be driven by other peoples expectations.Continue reading “Finding Happy”

June Check In

So much has happened since my last post in April. I have so much to share!  There have been some progress on my goals, and some fun trips. Yet I wanted to take a moment and back track on my journey the last few months. I have made some major life changes. These changes areContinue reading “June Check In”

Finding Happiness

I have been away, taking some time to regroup. Late in 2018 we faced some challenges that forced us to move in with family. We traded in a wide open country lifestyle for a hectic urban one. It was hard, but we needed to get out of a toxic situation. Yet it has been anContinue reading “Finding Happiness”

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”

Finding Myself

I went for a walk to clear my head tonight. The days are still cold, but the bright sun lingers a bit longer each day. I’m exhausted, but trying my best to take advantage the extra daylight. We are living in Manchester, and I take walks up at the local college. Being on campus madeContinue reading “Finding Myself”