Chapter 1: Begin

I am totally neglecting my Team Adventurers blog these days – sorry!! But it’s for a very good reason – I am spending every inch of my free time creating and developing my new business, Open Sky Stories. Here’s a glimpse of what it is and how it came to be. (Spoiler: Team Adventurers is…

Open Sky Stories

friends. I am so excited to finally share a project that I’ve been working on for about a year. I’m launching my business, Open Sky Stories in January. As you know, I love writing. I write every single day. Writing has carried me through the darkest of times and has been a companion on many…

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…

four breaths in….

As i sit at my writing desk to do just that, it becomes tragically clear: i can’t. Day after day i sit, while my ink turns dry as my mouth in unanswered anticipation. My mind, full of urgency, sends a million ideas racing under my skin desperate to be seen but they flood and drown…

Building something good takes (an annoying amount of) time

Allow me to preface this by saying I hate vague & cryptic social media posts… *ahem.. 💫💫💫 I’m building something. It’s not exactly a business… business sounds too corporate. It’s more of a passion project… though passion project sounds too optional. Whatever it is, it’s both breeding from and feeding my soul. 💫💫💫 Trust me,…

Connecting the dots…

Let’s balance our thoughts and put them down on paper mixed up, messed up art. ~e •••••••••••••connect••••••••••••• The crows. They greet me in the woods outside my cabin door. They call to me in constant chorus throughout the evening and into the first break of day. They grieve. Their loss hangs in the air. “Listen…

Feet on Earth

Let’s start in the middle. Tuesday May 1st, 2018 Tonight I walked nekked (that’s Steve Poltz for naked) outside a cabin in the woods all alone. I drank full moon water and danced in the smoke of a smudge stick. I walked  down to the river over a pile of ice and blanket of pine…

for today

So every morning I walk to work and I pass a diner about 2 blocks from my office. And every time I pass it, I envision my ideal world where I start my day with a walk and then curl into a cup of coffee surrounded by folks making a low buzz of noise while…

Good Grief

I’ve been thinking a lot about grief lately. (full disclosure: I’m always thinking a lot about grief). I don’t want to brag, but I’m kind of a grief expert. It’s been a constant presence in our lives for over three years and I’ve studied it from all angles. Well… I’ve studied our own grief. It so…