Living authentically. Transformation and tiny adventures.


Hey, I’m Mary. Thanks for stopping by. Curious about what I’m doing here?

In a nutshell – I’m a mom to two teens. Pushing 40 and single for the first time since I was 16. Wondering what I really want to do and be now that my kids are gaining independence.

I love talking about travel, personal development, pushing comfort zones, and anything else that makes life better.

And I suppose that’s what brings me here. I want to live life better. More authentically. For my life to be a true reflection of who I am and what I enjoy doing.

What do I want?

Freedom. Travel. Experiences.

Cool weather, overcast days, and rain.

The beach and the mountains.

To wear Chuck Taylors and jeans like a uniform.

The ability to hop in the car with a cup of strong coffee in my hand and go for a drive. Somewhere. Anywhere.

A career that I can immerse myself in. Be passionate about. And that I can do from a coffee shop or a hotel room or a tiny RV.

To see the US and the rest of the world.

And most of all, to never, EVER settle for “fine.”

I’m committing starting a freelance writing business. To create a career I can take with me – whether I’m at the beach or the mountains.

That’s what this blog is about. Learning new skills and figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.

So pull up a chair, pour another cup of coffee, and let’s do this.