Making the Future Different

I’m an overanalyzer, overthinker, lets-talk-it-to-death sort of person. You don’t say?  Well yes, I’ve been accused of it once or twice in my life. There’s a lot of draw backs to this. I’m constantly moderating myself in real life when I have to talk to real people that aren’t in my head (I’ve been talking […] more



Just Jump #2 (Cowards Strategy to Life Part 2)

Let’s review what we’ve learned so far. Coward’s strategy to life strategy #1 is to make a rational decision while not under pressure. Then wait until the perfect moment. Then, still in your “right” mind, say yes when the opportunity comes. When the fear sets in, bull doze ahead and just jump, knowing you made the […] more

Just Jump

Quitting my job to go back to school. Changing careers. Moving, Saying yes to something new and exciting and screaming “ABSOLUTELY YES,” with the immediate panicked follow up feeling of “Oh God, what have I done?” That’s what it feels like for me to step out of my comfort zone. Every single time. I’m very […] more

Book List 2020 (& 2019)

Usually I list the best books I read for the year at the end of my Not-a-Gift-Guide post. I promptly forgot to add it into the 2020 post, and then looked back and realized that my 2019 list wasn’t posted anywhere on the blog either!!! The horror! I had managed to ruin my brand new […] more

Not a Gift Guide 2020

Can you believe….I’m doing this post “on time” this year (ie prior to Xmas), AND it’s my fifth straight year in bringing you some of my favorite things? Me neither. First we start with what this post isn’t. As always, this isn’t a sponsored post. In fact, this blog doesn’t have sponsors. Except for an […] more

Frenchie versus Corolla

“They paid $4,000 for that Frenchie puppy.” “What! I paid $3,300 for my vet school commuting car.” “It was a special blue brindle color.” “Well, my car was a blue grey color. That’s sort of brindle.  How much do you wanna bet that my car probably required a lot less maintenance than that Frenchie will…” […] more

13 years of Farley

Thirteen Thanksgivings and she’s still here and so am I. That little brown horse is still trucking along and enjoying her retirement. I did get on her a couple months ago because a high schooler that rides at the barn was going to be needing some horses this winter to ride and Farley was offered […] more

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