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”

Road Notes: Savannah

Savannah was many things. Much more than the Spanish moss I went there to see. It was a waterfront, with a wide open park. People sat upon the benches, twisting palms in their hands, calling out to us. The muddy river wound lazily by, only interrupted by the ferry.  A Child circled a monument ofContinue reading “Road Notes: Savannah”

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 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”

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”

How I came to Minimalism

Why Minimalism? Its was one of the first, big questions. It’s an alternative lifestyle. One that many people find peculiar. So I wanted to share how so realized it was the life that I wanted to live. I don’t need much to be happy. As I grow older, I find that the simpler the better.Continue reading “How I came to Minimalism”

Book Review: Between Shades of Gray

I am a big reader, and my goal for 2019 is 30 books. So far I have read two books. The last book I read was Ruta Sepetys Between Shades of Gray. It is a historical fiction based in Europe during World War Two. Here are my thoughts on the book. This book focuses onContinue reading “Book Review: Between Shades of Gray”

Me First.

 In my last post I wrote about my past, and its challenges. I wanted to follow up by writing about my plan of action. One part of my plan is a deeper focus on self care. We live in a face paced world, and often put our needs last.  Taking care of ourselves is importantContinue reading “Me First.”