Let the great world spin!

Not only is Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann a great book, I also thought it aptly described how I’m letting go of fear and embracing this new chapter of my life. Let it spin! I’ve been in Maine for over a week now, and so far it’s …

The universe will help, but YOU have to take the first step

I have an interesting relationship with faith. I went to Catholic school for 12 years and for all intents and purposes was raised Catholic. As I got older I realized that I didn’t really believe in the Catholic faith, but I did believe in the universe. I believe in the …

The Maine journey: We finally made it!

I am happy to report that Carm and I are safely in Maine! I apologize for my lack of posts last week. For those of you who have done it, you know that moving across the country is a journey and a really time-consuming process. There is so much to …

My Maine reasons

Many people have asked me why I want to move to Maine. Family members are perplexed, friends are concerned, and Mainers are curious. “What makes you want to leave Chicago and move to Maine?” There are a lot of reasons. Some reasons are general and some are more specific to …

How to pick your moving method

Moving is a pain. Packing up your belongings, hiring movers or bribing your friends to help, and the actual moving part sucks! Throw in a self-inflicted panic attack and a spazzy, 14-year-old dog and you’ve got one hell of a stressful day! Moving is annoying. However, I love the feeling …

The Portland Head Light: My beacon

When I was planning my New England vacation last year the Portland Head Light became a beacon to me. I virtually explored so many places up and down the East coast, and kept coming back to this lighthouse located in Cape Elizabeth, ME just 15 minutes outside of Portland. For …

Goals and other things

As we prepare for the New Year it’s normal to start thinking about goals and things we want to accomplish in the year ahead. Many of us will make to-do lists and resolutions, things to do better and things we vow to never do again. It causes us to look …

My guest blog post: Words from a Wanderluster

Yesterday I got the opportunity to do a guest blog post! I was beyond excited because this not only meant that someone appreciated my work, but also that they wanted me to be featured as part of theirs. It’s all about building relationships and forming a community of like-minded individuals, …

How to change your mindset without losing your mind

Even though I still have a few more months left in Chicago my mind is already in Maine. I’ve been communicating with the community out there more, I’m following more Mainers on social media, and I keep a running list of all the places I want to check out once …

Timing is everything

They say timing is everything, and it is. Deciding to pick up your life and move to a new place is a big deal. You have to be in the right frame of mind, and ready to take on new challenges. In my case I’m moving to Portland, ME where …