Childless by Choice

A lot of you may not want to read this post. That’s okay. It’s not really Rescuing Related. Although some of you may want to try to rescue me from what you think is a terrible decision. 🙂 You can come back tomorrow, I will have something better. I feel like for some of you, talking more about my real life might be helpful. A lot of times in my DIY classes people talk about their life and kids. We get to know each other really well and I love that.

Step 1 in getting to…

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Biggest, Scariest News ever!

We have big big news around here… career changes has been made! So if you have followed a while…you know that I had a mid life crisis . 

It has been 14 months so I thought it would be great to follow up on how it is going.

It hasn’t gotten less scary.   Sometimes my former 40 hour work week sounds really nice and so does the pay and the health insurance….but then I remember I hated life. During previously mentioned mid life crisis I benched my Masters in Engineering. After a few…

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How to Quit the Corporate World

This post was born out of my 1 year update from leaving the corporate world behind. That’s right, I quit the corporate world! With my FULL BLOWN Mid Life Crisis a year behind me I feel like I may be able to offer useful advice. I went from being a Systems Engineer to being a designer, painter, DIY educator among 50 other things.  I encourage you to read the back story and the 1 year update to truly get to where I am today and understand the advice.
I am…

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Giving Yourself Permission to Quit Corporate World… 1 Year Later

A year ago, I quit my job… quit corporate business. I wrote a blog post about my mid life crisis (I quit corporate business) and moved on and never looked back. It was a long time coming. You can read about it here.
Quitting my job was the scariest thing I have ever done. Ever. Hands down. I am ridiculously responsible and it didn’t make any sense. But, I knew one thing and my husband definitely knew one thing and that was I. WAS. MISERABLE. In one of…

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Finding your Voice… I Found Mine!

Hi there! As many of you know I just got back from Haven Conference! And I am almost getting upset writing this…yeah, it is going to be one of those posts. LOL. Here is the thing…I meant amazing people and brands. It was truly an amazing opportunity to be at Haven Conference and I am thankful that Brandt and I got to go. There were amazing classes that I was able to attend. And, I also found my voice there and finding my voice is not something I expected to happen.

 I have struggled with blogging in the…

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Price is Right….WHAT?

You may have heard I was on Price Is Right?
I did not make it on stage but that was not where the victory was my friends. Let me tell you a little story.
(Get ready for a story out of left field)
One day when we were visiting my Grandpa in Canada, my uncle took us to a secret spot to go fishing. I LOVE fishing and my uncle is an excellent fisherman. So my brother and I got up at 4am to go to this fishing hole. You couldn’t get to it…

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I Am Brave And Beautiful?

If you are active in the blogosphere you know that September 29th was the launch of the #iambraveandbeautiful movement.
It was inspired by Colbie Caillat’s, Try. This is a song and video I happened to love. It was powerful. Over 100 bloggers came together to show themselves with and without makeup this week in honor of that song.  I fully support the movement but I can’t help but have a bitter taste in my mouth about it.  Don’t get me wrong…the blog pieces that each woman wrote were raw and brave. I would never take that away. But…

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Mid Life Crisis Alert – Part 1

Pouring my heart and soul out like never before….please be gentle….

I am having a full blown mid life crisis. This is extra sad because that means I am only living till 60!!! Let me give you some background…

When I was a little girl (yes, I am going that far back) I was tucked in every night with the most ridiculous math problems. My dad would have me count and multiply. I remember being in kindergarten and him asking me to count backwards from 100 by 9’s. Clearly, this scarred me because I still…

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Mid Life Crisis- Part 2

Continued from Mid Life Crisis – Part 1

When I was talking to my Dad about my mid life crisis in early 2014, he said something that really sent me into a spiral (and he will learn this by reading it like all of you). We were in the car and I was telling him how I hate my job and that I will probably never be happy at any job and my very responsible father, who would never in a million years advise me to quit my job and didn’t know that was exactly what he…

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47 Things You Don’t Know About Me Because I Can’t Think Of 50

Not gonna lie…I totally stole this idea from How to Nest For Less. She wrote a quirky piece called “50 things you don’t know about me”….and I put a little spin on it and made my own.

By spin…I mean…”47 things you don’t know about me because I cant think of 50”.

  1. My name is Nicole and my husbands is Brandt….We are all facebook friends but every now and then someone asks my name! I forget that it’s not shared often.
  2. Did you know I am an engineer?? I have a B.S. in…

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