Hi! I’m Laurie and I am a mom, wife, homeowner, worker-bee, and am just trying to do a little better every day. Here is where I document my struggles and triumphs in being the kind of high-functioning human adult I strive to be.

After being continually faced with Mary Oliver’s poinoint question, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” I realized I do not want to wile my limited hours away in a dark cubicle and instead needed to start being proactive in steering my life towards more summer porch sitting, sticky toddler crafts, mountain wildflower hunting, homestead improvements, and lingering romantic meals with the husband.

One avenue I am embarking on to make this ‘balance’ a reality is by becoming a freelance writer. I often feel the one marketable skill I learned in school was how to write so now it’s time to put that to good use. My journey to self employment and how it intertwines with all other aspects of my self improvement quest will hopefully help others interested in breaking with their 9 to 5 and achieve autonomy and joy in what they do and who they are.

Well, those are pretty big aspirations.

So here I am and here we go…