Heath has been binge listening to the podcast “How I Built This” with Guy Raz on NPR. Think “This American Life” but only focusing on the stories of entrepreneurs building businesses. You know how the end of shows will often asks for YOUR story or a submission of an idea and you turn to the … More The Ugly Truth of the Building Phase
I often wish that my children could have met me before I became this thing called mother. I wish they could have seen my free spirit and thirst for adventure when it was just me. I wish my old self could spend a day with them, running wild through open spaces, drenched in optimism and … More i am mother.
We spent three full weeks in August transforming the outside of our humble looking home. We shipped the little ones off to their grandparents for 12 days. Heath and I had hoped we could finish the project and have time for a bikepacking trip to top off the time away from the kids. We should … More Transformation is Hard Work
It’s June 16th, 2016, 4 days after what is being called one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history to date. I, like most of us, have spent the last week scrolling Facebook and watching news reports trying to piece together what the hell happened. I have watched many tributes, speeches, and read countless … More What Good is Silence?
Since, now, it’s our job, we kicked off the summer with a three day bikepacking in the Black Hills. Our trip, as most do, threw us a few curve balls. We ended up on a 23 mile stretch that took about 7 hours with 34 creek crossings (yes, we counted!) that required a bike dismount and often lifting … More Let’s Get This Party Started
Every journey or adventure is filled with unexpected encounters, detours, or twists. It’s pretty much expected. But, even though you are expecting the unexpected, it still shocks and surprises, and often brings you to your knees. I’m having one of those moments. The discussion of Heath quitting his job has always revolved around him finding … More Lost
by Heath Tomorrow is the day I rip off the bandaid. Three years ago I knew my current job was no longer for me, yet I continued to go the motions day after day. I have felt confined, even trapped, dreading everyday I have gone into work. I come home angry, at my students, my … More Rip Off the Bandaid