I’m Kelly. I’m also a storyteller and love to learn and share my experiences with others. Living in the Pacific Northwest, a transplant from the Midwest USA, we love to spend our time learning through living: this is interest-led learning. My blog is where I document our experiences, our travel, my writing, our family images, our canine family members, my children, our unschooliness, and much more.
I restarted this blog because of my cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2015. I was diagnosed just prior to the end of 2014 and treatment involved two surgeries to eradicate the cancer cells from my body. I am fortunate, but will not be considered cancer-free until February 2020. Though I occasionally still write about it, I’ve found there is so much more I want to say about life.
Consistent themes in my work include:
- Grace and Space because life is too short, the world is too big, we need to try to be more kind, generous, and give the love to the world we so richly deserve!
- Margin to just be or to accomplish your goals, exercise, playing games, or be available to your family.
- Family First! because my family is my rock and these guys are pretty amazing ❤
- Planning is an extension to both my writing and my journaling. How I want to live, I write my vision and make decisions which move me closer to that goal. While I’ve used different planners, like travelers journals, bullet journals, and Happy Planners, it’s the writing which helps me craft my plan. As my paper planning calendar, my boys and I now exclusively use Passion Planners.
Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or wine and enjoy a glimpse of our lives learning, loving, and living. I’m active on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and various blogs writing, interacting, and living life to the fullest – and trying to curtail my use of emojis 🙂 While I super appreciate being nominated for blog awards, I have to decline — but thank you for the love!
❤ I’m happy to have you here ❤
Thanks for stopping by — it’s great to hear from you, so feel free to leave me comments — I read and respond to every one 🙂
Do You do Pinterest? I also have collections here for inspiration.