Marriage


What's next? Aiming for a career.

What's next? Aiming for a career.

Following the trail of curiosity was good for the past season. A season of healing and recovery. It was all I could give. But now I'm ready to actively chart this process. I am thinking about where I want to be in ten years, twenty years, and how I'm going to get there.

Yes to more long distance backpacking, on my terms

Yes to more long distance backpacking, on my terms

Damien and I will do more backpacking trips, I'm positive of this. And after this experience I expect to enjoy myself when we go backpacking.

Throwing the baby out with the bathwater

Throwing the baby out with the bathwater

At forty, in the crucible of a mid-life crisis, I had to disassociate myself from the whole mess, from plant-based eating associated with my husband being an authority in my life and from good cook = good mom.

Falling Apart

Falling Apart

I had been onboard with this diet for many years and we had influenced dietary changes in our extended families. We had raised kids who ate vegetables! But I was starting to ask questions and have doubts.

Becoming mostly-vegan ~ Following an authority I could trust

Becoming mostly-vegan ~ Following an authority I could trust

I wanted to be a good wife and support my husband's health and his beliefs. I was the cook of the household and if plant-based eating was going to work for us, I had to be on board. Although it took me almost 2 years to come around to the idea, when I did, I jumped in wholeheartedly.

The irony of the real me

The irony of the real me

When I feel secure I want to go places. I open myself to adventure. But adventures lead to unknown territory, a certain amount of "leaping out in faith", moving past what you can plan, and all of that feels threatening to my security and stability.

Looking for security

Looking for security

I need to own this part of my story and myself. I feel my best self, my confident self, my most at-ease self with security in general and financial stability, in particular.