Welcome to my blog! I am a divorced, forty year old mom of two little beauties ages four and seven, energized to make this the best decade yet, and hoping I can provide inspiration for you to do the same! I grew up in Vermont, left for a time, and came back to make it my home. While I love the culture and landscape of where I live, I am a sort of vagabond at heart, always on a quest for more. Blame it on the bitter cold of where I live. Blame it on my multi-cultural background and exposure to travel at a young age (my mom is Brazilian and half of my family lives there). Blame it on my introspective, introverted nature that’s always plotting and analyzing. Blame it on highs I have felt through pushing through a fear to get to the other side. Blame it on having a fiercely independent mother who rose up from adversity to show me what is possible with grit courage and ambition. These experiences, and many more, guide me and the inspiration for this blog.
I seek to challenge the trappings and conventions of daily life, yet recognize I must find peace with them out of necessity. I am a regular person working a 9-5 job as a middle school guidance counselor. I have over 10 years of experience in the counseling field and can’t help but bring this perspective along with me in all that I do. I am on a forever journey to live my truth and more unapologetically live life my way. I seek to get out of my comfort zone through adventure and travel, to nourish my body with fitness, play, and healthy eating, to push my creativity in new ways, and to love myself and others more fiercely than ever before. You will find my posts will connect in some way with these categories. I absolutely love to get out of cold Vermont and see the world, and am pretty savvy at finding money-saving hacks to allow me to do so! I have an insatiable sweet tooth that I am always trying to tame, and I'm proud to say I have lost 70 pounds not once, but twice, after each baby. I am very interested in sharing my ever-evolving yo-yo journey to stay healthy and fit. Now that I've entered into my 40s, I'm also looking for ways to look and feel young, and plan to share my discoveries!
I live a quiet, little life in a small town in Vermont. Summer and Fall here are my favorite and I love to get outside and swim, kayak, bike, and hike. Seeing my children on a part-time basis allows me to truly savor the moments we spend together. We love to ride bikes, have dance parties, go playground-hunting, and just be silly and cuddly together. I believe beauty can be found in imperfection so come with me on this journey. Let’s lift each other up, have a good time, and live the most kick-ass life we can live!