2017: What’s Coming

Over the weekend, Don and I had a chance to sit down and really take a look at what we want to accomplish in 2017.  It was an amazing process – and I’m happy to welcome Don as he kicks off a new blog series here on fishing, and outboard boat motor repair. More exciting,…

Lessons in Gratitude

I consider myself a fairly grateful person.  I am well aware that I am blessed in many areas of my life, not least of which include: Health Finances (even while in debt!) Friendship Family Romance (hello – engaged to be married, remember?) However, that said, we’re in a phase right now where I frequently find…

Where We’re Going: A Decision is Made

Sometime this summer, Don and I realized that life could continue plodding along indefinitely with only marginal happiness (okay – we’re actually pretty happy, we’re very blessed, but we were NOT living the life we wanted to live!). Unless we did something about it. For most of our relationship, we’d been escaping down to the…

Where We Are: Flexibility & Uncertainty

Where were we? Oh, right – maybe work WAS the problem. After Don’s second heart attack, he didn’t go back to work. Instead, we started revisiting all of the ways that he might be able to assist with income without actually having a job. We’d both been self-employed previously, so we knew it took a…

Where We’ve Been: Seeking the White Picket Fence

We’re sick.  Seriously.  It took TWO HEART ATTACKS (his, not mine) – a direct result of crazy stress, crazy hours, crazy finances (and yes, smoking…ahem!), before my fiance Don and I realized that something about our lives was seriously broken. Probably, I should have figured that out long before….perhaps when I started having weekly anxiety…