I’ll start off with a bit of a confession, I’m a bit of a wimp. That might sound weird from someone who has ziplined, played underwater hockey, tried the luge, let wolves play with their hair, went zorbing down a hill…..and the list of random adventures goes on and on….. but I definitely wasn’t always that way. In fact, I was pretty scared of everything and definitely not known for being adventurous. [Read more…]
I’ve heard so many people say how horrible this past year has been but I can’t dismiss a whole year collectively.
Even during some of our hardest years, where there were multiple moves, job loss, death in the family, and losing EVERYTHING financially, we still had those little moments of joy to hold on to, in between what felt like waves of devastation, that was so overwhelming at times.
I was asked why I started my blog and I wanted to share my answer with you.
I think one of the biggest challenges of sponsoring a child is being mindful of them. Our family knew that we wanted to join our community when we were given the challenge to sponsor more kids in the country of Nicaragua than had ever been done before. [Read more…]
I’m not ready for you to be over.
I will start out by confessing that I really didn’t want to attend my high school reunion.
As a parent, I want to instill in my kids a sense of gratitude and respect for others from all walks of life. It’s so easy for all of us to feel entitled or take things for granted. I can easily fall into the trap of comparison in my own life until I’m brought back to reality with large, humbling doses of perspective. I wanted my kids to be stretched in this area in a new way. That’s where a family adventure on a Fathom cruise came in. I was invited by Fathom to be on the final pilot trip to the Dominican Republic in the spring before Fathom launched their new cruise line focusing on impact travel.
So how is this cruise line different?
Well, they are cruising differently.
A coworker and I were recently talking about about how life is a continuation of Burdens and Blessings.
I was invited to check out Dr. Phil’s Become the Best Version of Yourself: A personal guided journey. I’ve watched Dr. Phil’s television show and I was curious to see what it would be like to have my own personal version of Dr. Phil online. I have lots of areas in my life that I need to improve on, so any extra help is always welcome. I always want to be the best version of myself!
One of the best parts about my crazy adventures and travels, are the people that I get to meet along the way. I had the privilege of riding Cedar Point’s newest thrill ride Valravn on opening night….. but I had the even greater privilege of meeting Violet while in line for the ride.