I have had a pretty clear picture of what I have wanted my life to look like for awhile. This past year, I have been vocal about what is working and what hasn't worked with trusted confidants. It wasn't until this past November though that I started to write it down. Not just once, but every single morning. This "must list" has not only served as a reminder for what I know my life can be, but it has also supported the decisions that I have been making daily. When a door recently closed for me, I was not suprised. When I lined it up against my "must list," it wasn't a true fit. Flexible schedule? Nope. More time with my family? Nope. Financial freedom? Well, not quite :) When opportunities pr


This upcoming weekend I celebrate 20 years of globe trotting, parenting, laughing, crying, learning and living life with the man pictured above. How can it be that we have been together for 1/2 our lives? We have been through a lot together. How couldn't we? We started dating when we were 20 years old and thought that Milwaukee's Best (beast) tasted really good. When people ask me the secret to our relationship, I share that is all about respect. We are each other's biggest cheerleaders; always wanting the other person to find their personal happiness in life. The secret that I haven't shared with everyone about what makes our relationship work is this: Rob is a saint. Do you find it to be t