Category Archives: getting out of my comfort zone

Building a home in Hawaii, Part 2

My latest project is building a house on the lot I purchased in 2016. After I had the land cleared and grubbed, the next step was to decide what to put on it. My expectations were high, because readying the … Continue reading

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Parasailing in Paradise – UFO Parasailing in Kona

I so enjoyed having my daughters and nieces visiting me on the Big Island over the holidays. Actually, who am I kidding? They weren’t really visiting me as much as the island. There were only three of them here at … Continue reading

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Building a new house in Hawaii, Part 1.

On top of everything else happening in my life, I am also building a house. Sometimes I question my sanity. I actually bought the lot while I was in England two years ago. No it’s not in England. I’m not … Continue reading

Posted in asking the Universe, Building a new house, Decide and take action, facing my fears, getting out of my comfort zone, home, plants in my yard, working in my yard | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Making new family traditions in Boulder Junction, WI

This year is the 64th year my extended family has been going to the same lake for vacation. (See Family Traditions – 63 years at the lake near Boulder Junction WI.) We’ve been enjoying the same family activities every year through … Continue reading

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Tattoo Parlor and a New Life

Well, I’m doing it – starting life over again with a new freedom, a new independence, and by myself. It’s another new chapter in my life. My close friends say it’s a whole new book. We’ll see. My daughters have … Continue reading

Posted in Being present, daughters, getting out of my comfort zone, gratitude, life choices, living full out, Mother-daughter bonding, Personal growth, Positive Thinking/Choose Your Attitude, self care, Trust-Ask-Accept with Gratitude | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Translating yoga into surfing

When I got back from Murano, the thing I most wanted to do was yoga with my nurturing teacher, Anita. It felt so good to be back, focusing on form, breathing, and the meditation that comes with Shavasana. Despite my … Continue reading

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Trying spontaneity in Murano, Italy

Normally I carefully plan my travel. I make an itinerary with color-coded boxes for air travel (pink), land travel (orange), accommodations (green), things to do (blue) and important notices (bright yellow). Sometimes I add things like expected temperatures or the … Continue reading

Posted in daughters, enjoying other cultures, getting out of my comfort zone, living full out, Personal growth, Travel, travel as a transformation tool | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments