April 29-May 10 ~ Vipassana Retreat

I have mentioned before about the meditation retreat I would be going to the beginning of May. I realize that I didn’t really know much about meditation before. I just thought you go take 5 minutes to clear your mind and that would help you sort out life’s issues. However, whenever I tried this, my mind … [Read more…]

April 9-12 ~ Portland

Portland was an interesting place. Good dancing, good food, good people. By the time we arrived by bus it was dark and it was time for dancing so I didn’t see much of the city. The next day a few of us drove out to where the bus was parked and helped get it situated … [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…]

Are you in Control?

Did you know that you can control your life? You’re probably thinking, “Well duh, it’s my life,” but when was the last time you actively thought about how to make a change in your life? For me, the answer used to be not often. I knew where I was going and how to get there, … [Read more…]

2015 Goals

I know, I know, I haven’t posted in over a month! Been dealing with several issues. But now that a new year has arrived, and I’m back in my own room, I feel more settled down and ready to prepare for what’s to come. I’m not really one for New Year’s Resolutions (why wait until … [Read more…]

What’s the real issue?

Yesterday, I was discussing the Paleo diet with one of my closest friends, we’ll call her Ariana. She’s taking Agricultural Economics classes right now and learning about the economic impact of agriculture. I hadn’t actually thought about this concept when beginning my journey to healthier eating, and she helped me realize that it’s actually a … [Read more…]


It has been a few weeks since I made some life altering decisions. In that time, I have received both support and opposition. The following are a few major points that were brought up against my plan in no particular order: Hitch hiking is dangerous, traveling alone is dangerous, I’m afraid you’ll die. People are evil and … [Read more…]