Three years ago (at the ripe old age of 37), I had a mild freak out about turning 40. All sarcasm aside, the mild “mid-life crisis” moment in my own brain triggered some really brave and fantastic decision making on my part. I realized I wasn’t doing a great job at being an active participant … More Brave Choices and Red Lipstick
September 13, 2018 my dad and I packed up our dogs, my stuff, and drove to Minnesota. By the end of September my condo in California had sold, and I had an offer on a house in Minneapolis. By October 23, 2018, I had closed and moved into my new home. I have now reached … More 1 Year Minnesota-Versary!
Airport layovers seem to be fantastic places for me to write blog posts. When you’re forced to sit and wait for long periods of time, you have plenty of time to think. What I’m thinking about is my journey from California to Minnesota. Last year at this time I was in the beginning stages of … More Brave Choices
On Saturday, August 25th, I accepted an offer to buy my condo. Today (August 30th), the buyers backed out of the purchase. Needless to say I’m sad, disappointed, and want to cry. Real Estate is a giant Roller Coaster Ride. Sometimes it means saying to yourself “Hang on to your hats and glasses kids, ‘cuz … More The Roller Coaster Ride of Real Estate
Today is Day 11 of my condo being on the market in Pleasanton. This means that over the past 3 weeks I’ve: Packed up my entire condo Moved My belongings & my dog to my parents house and painted, fixed up, & staged my condo for sale In the midst of all of this, I’ll … More Practicing Self Care
Yesterday, I stopped by my apartment to leave a check for the stager. (Did I tell you I’m moving?) As I walked through my empty apartment looking for stray items left behind, I began to grieve a little. The full impact of my decision to move became suddenly real. My apartment was empty, the walls and … More The Last Chapter
Hi Everyone & thanks for joining me on this adventure! Welcome to Adventures With A Pitbull. This is my personal blog documenting my newest and most epic adventure…moving to Minneapolis 2 months before winter. YIKES! The road in front of me is full of unknowns, and most likely many funny stories. I’m taking with me the … More The Journey Begins