Pause. Breathe. Play.

For the past 11 months, two things have been occurring simultaneously for me: I have been experiencing chronic (non-life threatening) health issues and I have been building a business. Mostly, they are completely unrelated. But also, they are deeply intertwined. I’m not really a patient person. I want instant gratification. I like action. I hate…

Thanks, Peterborough.

Four years ago today, #TeamAdventurers arrived in Peterborough. I had sold our house, quit my job (of 13 years) and moved us to a city I had only been to once before (when I signed our rental agreement). I had no job lined up and we had no friends; just an urgency for change and…

Tattoo Art (link)

I am thrilled to be included in the recent Electric City Magazine article THE NATURAL WARMTH OF TEDD2S’ TATTOO ART written by Zara Syed featuring Peterborough’s local artist, Tedd Hucks. Special thanks to photographer, Samantha Moss who not only took some stunning photos but also made my first {naked} photo shoot super chill. And of course my…

Summertime and the livin’s easy.

I’m pretty sure that my boyfriend had his son’s summer fully planned (campgrounds booked, summer camps registered, family visits scheduled) in March.  I’m also pretty sure that was when I was first asked to submit my own summer vacation requests at work. Yo guys. It’s still snowing. I can barely make plans to put on…

City fix.

Last week I went into Toronto for the first time since moving to Peterborough over a year ago. After over 20 years of living in the GTA, this was the longest I’ve gone without a city fix and I didn’t realize how much I needed it until I made plans to go. Don’t get me wrong,…

Hurrah! At last I’m 40!

*Preface: As I write this, I feel all of my 40 years. I took off on my bike to find a quiet place to write and my knees are super achy from my (very rare these days) morning run + 3 days of gardening (yes, I was delighted to spend my May long weekend at home playing…

Another day (in the Kawarthas) another beach (or two)

Since moving to Peterborough at the end of June, we have mostly stuck close to home. And really…why wouldn’t we? We have beautiful water at either end of our street and are a 10 minute bike ride to two beaches and downtown. It’s truly been like living at the cottage. But today when I was out…

Freedom 39

Today was my last day of work (at the organization we’ll call, E**) where I have supported kids with physical and developmental disabilities and their families for the past 13 years.  It was also Rain’s Grad 5 graduation, which turned out to be way more emotional than I had anticipated (so proud of that lil…

Progress – The House is Sold (And we Are Never Cleaning Again!)

Team Adventurers have made another step toward our new adventure and move to Peterborough. We have sold our house! {Ta-Da!!} As I take small reprieve between staging and packing, I reflect on the last couple of weeks. It has become quite clear that as much as Team Adventurers love a great adventure, we are also…

Shit is getting real

 Erica Richmond @pixiepaperdoll7 Team Adventurers are about to embark on our biggest and most exciting adventure yet – We are joining families with my dreamy beau, Keith & his cool kid Kai, and we are moving to Peterborough, Ontario!!! Making the decision to move was the easy part, getting the house ready to sell on the…