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June’s Challenge: Managing Unemployment Part 3

The thing about being unemployed is there becomes little difference between the weekends and the weekdays. Recently, my dad and I drove from Northern California to Los Angeles, and stayed at my aunt’s house for the night. My other aunt and uncle joined us for dinner as well. We were talking about the week as we ate, and suddenly someone […]

Man standing, looking out.

Getting Started: Unemployed Life

As I sit on my big red couch writing, me at one end and Westley curled up sleeping at the other, I am thankful for his company. Being unemployed, my weekdays are spent mostly alone. Having my puppy to talk to makes me feel less crazy. It also is fun as I started going on mini-San Diego adventures throughout […]

Finding the bright side

Life: The Latest Challenge (June’s Challenge)

When I designated 2016 the year of challenges, I specifically said I didn’t want huge, uncontrolled challenges. Instead, I wanted cute, little challenges that I gave myself. Challenges that might push me just enough out of my comfort zone, help me heal, and look at exciting ways to move forward as a “better” person. That was […]


13th Challenge: May’s Chapter

Who would have thought that getting a puppy would cut down on my reading? It’s true. Suddenly my time is spent throwing the ball, going on countless walks, playing, brushing, and my pockets are always filled with puppy treats. When I don’t have pockets, there is frequently a small bag of puppy treats tucked into […]

Road tripping with the puppy!

Adventures in Road Tripping

Somewhere in the dark on a windy mountain road outside of San Luis Obispo, I heard light puppy snores coming from the backseat of my Prius. In preparation for our eight-hour road trip, I walked Westley nearly three miles before getting in the car to tire him out. An hour in, my normally quiet dog […]