Our Keys Escape
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I’m Sally, an ocean-loving, free spirited wife and mom.  We’re designing a future that moves away from the white-picket-fence we thought we wanted, and builds in freedom, adventure, and flexibility. 

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  • Should I take the Leap?  Should I Travel?  Should I…Whatever?

    Should I take the Leap? Should I Travel? Should I…Whatever?

    Last night, my 67-year-old mother called me to ask if she should move to Hawaii for a few months before a planned move to Florida from California. I was actually rather shocked – this is, after all, the woman from whom I’ve learned my lifelong belief in saying YES to travel in any form, whenever […]
  • A Scuba Instructor’s #1 Trick for Clearing Your Ears When Scuba Diving

    A Scuba Instructor’s #1 Trick for Clearing Your Ears When Scuba Diving

    When I tell people I’m a scuba instructor, they usually start giving me the top reason they can’t scuba dive, even though they want to.  Reason #1 is typically sharks…think Jaws, Shark Week, dunh-dunh-dunh.  My usual response is that I love sharks, and I’ve been scuba diving all over the world with some of the biggest […]
  • Adventure, Courage & Cuss Words: Why Your Kids Need to See Your Not-Mommy Side

    Adventure, Courage & Cuss Words: Why Your Kids Need to See Your Not-Mommy Side

    Apparently, by the time we reach “Mom age,” our tastes are supposed to have changed.  We’re supposed to like meeting our other mom friends for coffee after the kids get off to school, dressing our children up in matchy-matchy outfits, and shopping for garden art. Yeah….I’m NOT that kind of Mom. What I am is […]
  • What Do You Really Want More Of?

    What Do You Really Want More Of?

    J. Money over at BudgetsareSexy recently did a poll of his Twitter followers, asking what they wanted more of: Now, given these choices, I would have picked money.  After all, the man writes a money blog…so no surprises there. But mostly I thought that the things I really wanted more of weren’t on the list.  Possibly […]
  • Shut Up & Go: Now is the Time To Follow Your Dreams

    Shut Up & Go: Now is the Time To Follow Your Dreams

     We have all heard the “just do it” slogan repeated more times than I can count.  I didn’t bother to count how many times it appears in this video…but it’s a LOT.  And while Shia LaBeouf screaming “Just do it!” at you probably isn’t a big motivator (or maybe it is!), I find more […]