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Welcome!

I’m really stoked that you’re here…really!  This blog is all about my journey from working for “the man” as a wildlife biologist, to quitting a job six months into it, to learning how to be an online entrepreneur….oh, and about how I wrote a fiction novel…and started two businesses, too.  Am I doing too much?

Open the notebook and find out.

A little back story:

In February 2015, my husband Ricky and I packed up and made a cross-country move from Virginia to California.  It was the biggest adventure we ever took a risk on!  I had been offered a job, and we decided to jump on it, despite the San Francisco Bay Area being the most expensive in the country, and despite Ricky not having a job, and us not even having a place to live yet.  But we did it anyway, and everything started to click into place.  Nevertheless, I found myself really unhappy.  It wasn’t homesickness.  I was unfulfilled and unchallenged at work, and I had this sinking feeling that I was on the wrong path in life.  I craved passion and purpose at work, I wanted freedom to experience more of life, and I was full of creative energy that never got to be utilized.  I decided I actually have a choice in that matter, and so I have embarked on a journey of self-discovery to find my passion, and to turn it into a career.

But then I finally learned something else about myself: I’m not meant to have just one career path or just one “calling”.  This is simply impossible for some of us.  And you know what?  That’s ok, and I am NOT alone!  Discovering that I don’t have to just pick ONE of my passions was so liberating.  I’ve settled on a couple career ideas to try, with the intention that one thing will continue to lead to another throughout my life, and that I never have to just “be” one thing.  I can be me, with all my many sides!

Why “Blue Spiral Notebook”?

I was sitting at my desk trying to think of a good name for my blog.  Something that wasn’t too specific, but that had meaning.  I realized I was staring at something right in front of me…something that is almost always in front of me or nearby…and it’s this darned little blue girly-looking Five Star spiral notebook that I’ve had for about 7 years now.  It has always been my “interesting” notebook.  It’s never been used for work, or general notes, or anything serious or routine.  It’s always been the one I grab when I want to take notes on an exciting idea, or for an online class I’m taking for fun, or notes for a job I’m interested in, and plenty of other personal development uses.  It’s sort of been my “book of possibilities”.  And so I associate it with positive thinking, with excitement and innovation, creativity, and self-honesty.  This blog is turning out to be an extension of my sweet little blue spiral notebook, and so that’s how it got its name!

7 Comment

  1. Hey!!!!!!!!!!!
    I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award, check it out here https://gervannastephens.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

  2. Whenever I travel, I keep a journal. It’s not only therapeutic, it’s an adventure. Lovely blog. ?

    1. Yes travel journals are a must! Usually things happen so fast you forget the little details unless you write them down. Thanks for following the blog!!

      1. I love making notations of people’s names so when I return, I address them by their name! ?

  3. xbuzz says: Reply

    Best of luck on your adventure. We miss you guys and hope to see you both soon. I’m sure you figure everything out and I can’t wait to both hear and read about it.

  4. Love this blog name so much!!! Love the picture, the story, and the topic of creativity.

    1. Thanks so much Juni! Glad to have you here. 🙂

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