Preparations Part 2 (The Purge)

Wow. The last week has flown by! It was primarily about selling, but with some bike tune up stuff thrown in. Since I’ll be gone at least six months, I wouldn’t be needing most of my things, so I started selling them on Craigslist and Facebook. I have learned several things through this process, and am … [Read more…]

Preparations Part 1

Today was a busy day! Started out with a bike ride around town and out to the fields. Only did about 8 miles, but it was good to be out on the bike again and there was a lot to do today. I did get to take some time to admire the beauty of Lompoc, … [Read more…]


A few months ago, I wrote a post about the opposition I faced when telling people about the changes I wanted to make in my life. Well, after having been on my leave for a week now, I still receive negative or unsupportive comments occasionally; but I have decided not to focus on the negative. While … [Read more…]

My Last Day

Today (2/5/2015) was my last day at work. It was both sad and exciting, but not quite as dramatic as I expected. I sought out all of my coworkers to be sure that I said goodbye, but for the most part the world kept turning. I hadn’t really thought much about how I would feel … [Read more…]

Goal Check-In (1/2015)

To hold myself accountable, I will post a monthly check-in to see how my goals have progressed, note any necessary goal changes, and to record new goals. January: Quit It was tough, but I finally told my boss about my plans. We’ve had a couple of discussions over the last month, and while he’d rather I stayed, … [Read more…]