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I Am Not a World-Changer

Growing up, I was a bit awkward to say the least. I didn't quite fit into the stereotypical boxes of a girl from southern California. I hung out with most cliques at some time or another: the athletes, the nerds, the skater kids, the popular crowd, and the loners (yes, I hung out by myself… Continue reading I Am Not a World-Changer

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Roots & Prunes

I used to believe I had it all together. I had a schedule to follow, obligations to keep, things to arrange. I was someone and what I did was important. This all changed when Andy and I moved and I began looking for a new job. I assumed that employers would see that I was… Continue reading Roots & Prunes

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Mountain-Top Moments: Thoughts on Perspective

Just a note of encouragement for today: On a particular hike up a mountain in New Zealand, Andy and I came close to what we thought was the summit. Suddenly the path veered away and began leading us in an entirely different direction. I felt discouraged and even frustrated because the summit we had bypassed… Continue reading Mountain-Top Moments: Thoughts on Perspective

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Blue Skies & Butterflies

Today, we have blue skies and sunshine! It is -20 degrees outside, the days are short, and there is still plenty of snow blanketing the ground, but we have blue skies and sunshine after several months of cloud coverage. We finally have Manitoba winter weather and life is good! A year ago today, we were in… Continue reading Blue Skies & Butterflies