Taking My Life Back – Part 2

As I continue to share some thoughts from the past year since I quit my job of 25+ years knowing there was something better for me, I want to dig into a second component of taking my life back…Travel! While I was very fortunate to travel quite a bit prior to leaving work and for work, I never felt like I was fully free. On … Continue reading Taking My Life Back – Part 2

2021 – My year in photos

It’s that time of year again where many look back and prepare for a new year. I am one of those people. This activity is really hard wired in my brain. I need to look back not only to learn, but to truly put the year to rest and file it away. This year was a big year for sure. At times it seemed like … Continue reading 2021 – My year in photos

Finding Words and Inspiration in this Strange Time

I have been silent here on the blog.  My last post was from January, what now seems like years ago.   Travel?   Hanging out with friends?  Walking a new city?  Eating out?  This past 5 or so weeks at home makes that trip feel like a distant memory. Times sure are different now.  This “Shut In” is something few ever would have imagined! It’s drawn out … Continue reading Finding Words and Inspiration in this Strange Time

A celebration, a mini family reunion and some much needed time at the lake!

The Gnat family spent the weekend up in lake country, MN.  Cabin Life.  Swimming. Fires. Smores. Birthday Parties. Games. Family. Old Friends. Food. Pontoon Rides. Kayaking. Fishing. Cycling.  You name a MN lake activity and I think we did it.  It was so refreshing and EXACTLY what I needed. Not much for words other than last week reminded me about the need to disconnect and … Continue reading A celebration, a mini family reunion and some much needed time at the lake!