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Little cabin in the woods

Last Thursday was a much needed reunion with Mother Nature and it had been a month since I was out. It’s an eternity for my standards despite that I enjoy my time off in the House as well. I love to just ease into the day, to sleep in, enjoy that cup of coffee while taking time to catch up on everybody’s blog and do a little writing in between all the muddling around. Even that time has been cut short with extra pre-Christmas activities and once again the struggle against time is real and I feel there is not enough time to read and write. Thank you for being patient, you know I’ll be back and catch up 😉. On the other hand, I love a day that is open to my creativity and is free of chores and errands. Maybe in February such time will return. The retail hectic of christmas will have past and we are heading right into inventory in January. Breathe….

The weather was decent on Thursday and in the mid to upper 40’s. It was a sunny day with no wind and the sun felt wonderful. We headed up to my favorite area around here, and you would think it to be Lake Tahoe, a touristy and well known attraction, but it is not and you already know if you follow my blog. You might find it hard to believe when I say that it’s not my go to destination, it’s so gorgeous and beautiful and many would only dream to visit, but it is that touristy feel that keeps me away and seek solitude to the northwest of me.

The sun is so low and the days are so short. I didn’t get my step goal in for that day, but I well made up for it at work with another 15K day yesterday. Today, Sunday and Monday will not be any different and my body is trying to adjust to the increased physical aspects. I hope I can hold up and a RA flare is far from any sight.

We ended up at Sardine lake resort, a tiny vacation spot that offers several cabins for rent at the base of the Sierra Buttes. It’s usually booked during the summer, despite it’s health prize and row boats are readily available to paddle through the majestic scenery. The settings are beautiful no doubt, but pack packing can be a great option as well and bring even more freedom. You could see nobody if you choose, and your neighbors are far and few in between.

Now in the winter, the resort is quiet and the cabins are boarded up until spring. This might have been the latest we have visited the area and the Gold-lakes Highway is usually closed already due to heavy snow. We felt lucky and appreciative to enjoy the solitude and wander through the resort without a care. It’s about the only time when you can do it if you want to be respectful to the ones that rent the cabins in the summer and not to interrupt their privacy. Everything was ready and prepared for father winter as we strolled through memories and laughter from the past summer.



I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

9 thoughts on “Little cabin in the woods

    1. Going over answering my comments, I’m stuck at this one again and it reminds me how truly lucky I am to be able to go with friends and someone. That we have the same interests and can sit there forever. I think it’s hard to find and the bigger the group, the tougher for everybody to like the same thing. I couldn’t go alone that’s for sure and with the RA I just don’t trust myself enough if something should happen. So I’m very lucky that way. 🙂

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  1. You have the BEST adventures. It helps you have a spirit which encourages adventures. Some people never manage to realise they are in the middle of something incredible and it is sad. YOU do and then you share! How fortunate we are. :o)

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    1. Wow, Kris, you always say the nicest things to me and encourage me in such a big way. I never know how to thank you properly, but I know what you mean when you say that many don’t realize all the beauty we can find anywhere. I’m truly blessed and I’m lucky to be a simple person. You are right and you have to have somewhat of an adventurous spirit, although this, for me is just another hike in the backyard. 🙂 Thank you dear, a day off is coming up and I read you soon.

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