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“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you CRAMPED and insane your whole life.” ~Anne Lamott ♣ A lifelong struggle with perfectionism is continuing to keep me small. Every post is a tiny step forward in overcoming that battle with myself.


Women’s March on Portland 2017

January 21, 2017. Why did I march? I am an activist and a feminist at heart. I am very grateful for my upbringing, which made me who I am today. I was provided public education and instilled with a love of reading and lifetime learning. I am thankful to have a family that shares and mutually supports this love of knowledge and education. I have learned that if we wish to keep our rights in good shape with our government, we must exercise them. The First Amendment is one of the most important rights any society should be lucky to […]


Mt Hood Timberline Trail

August 10, 2016 – Tomorrow I will embark on a journey I have been planning and envisioning in my mind, heart, and soul for weeks. Months. With a small group of close friends, I will embark upon my first multi-day hike on the Mt. Hood Timberline Trail, starting from Timberline Lodge, and moving counter-clockwise around the circumference of what I consider “my mountain.” I have grown up in that mountain’s trees, rivers, and lakes, as her wilderness opened its arms to me at a very young age thanks to both of my outdoors-loving parents. The times I remember most fondly […]