It All Started When…


… I went to a bar in Boston.

I met this guy, let’s call him, “Fury.”  Fury lived in Boston. I lived in San Diego.  We decided to start dating despite the 3,000 miles between us.

As things became more serious, we knew one of us would have to move.  We joked that we should just split the difference and both move to Colorado.

Well, we did.  But not quite like that.

I spent six months flying back and forth from San Diego to Boston, before taking a job in Boston to live near Fury.  Two years later, we got married and started thinking of where we wanted to put down roots.  Colorado, perhaps?

We flew to Denver, loved it, and moved there.  Luckily, we were both able to take our jobs with us, the only catch was that I would have to fly back to Boston once a month.

After a year of commuting from Denver to Boston, in Fall 2017, I left my job to spend more time with my husband and dog, in our new “hometown” of Denver.  Oh, and also to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. The goal is to “go back to work” after 6-12 months.  But go back to what?

Some will call this a sabbatical.  A career break. A reboot. Career suicide.  Foolish.

I call it an adventure.  In this blog, you will find the story of my career break as I explore “What comes next?”

I feel blessed that I have this time and the resources to figure how to “do me” but like many people, I don’t know where to start.  Follow my journey.  And perhaps along the way, we will have an adventure or two (or three or a hundred)!

I hope this blog inspires you to also “do you” in whatever form that takes. Feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media!


“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller