About Me

What can I tell you about me that would paint an accurate picture of me?

I like to think that I, like my blog, defy categorization.

I am a thinker, explorer, adventurer, a friend, a wife, and a mother. I was a child but now both parents are gone. I was an executive but that wore away at my soul. For a while I let that define me. I am a gardener, a cook, a writer, a reader, a traveler, a hiker, a nature lover, a patriot and a people lover. I am an introvert and an extrovert. I am a savvy business person and investor. I am a music and art lover. I am an advocate for many things – Parkinson’s Disease (my husband has it), Breast Cancer (my mother, aunt and friends have had it), Water (there’s a terrible shortage of it), Food Security and our soil, Leukemia (my father had it), Organic Food (I think pesticides are far too prevalent in our food), Multiple Sclerosis ( my mother had it and friends from my Kili climb have it), Gay rights (my first husband is gay and we are still great friends), Responsible/small government that stays out of our lives.

Politically I don’t like the choices because I don’t fit into either party’s philosophy. I don’t understand why we can’t have a meaningful discussion about differences anymore without getting in to a shouting match. Republicans are too conservative and Democrats are too liberal. I find myself mostly in the middle with a philosophy of live and let live.

I am a deeply spiritual person but I feel that organized religion of all kinds has stripped the world of its spirituality and made too many judgmental and angry people. There should be more love in the world and less hate and judgment.

I crave newness, learning, exploration. I hate the dull, mundane and repetitive. I am always seeking to learn and I use my blog to share those experiences with you.

Life is about self discovery. If you aren’t looking to learn and grow and change then you are stagnating. I don’t ever want to do that.

This year (2011) I climbed the tallest free standing mountain in the world – Kilimanjaro. In 2010, I learned to cook in Northern Italy. In 2008, I spent 2 weeks working in an orphanage in Lima, Peru and visited Machu Picchu by myself. I want to continue to explore the world and gain a new perspective in doing so.

I hope you will join me on my journey of growth and exploration and visit my blog on a regular basis. And I hope you will see that I am as unique an individual as my blog is.