My name is Kim.  I am a life long New Englander who relocated to the sunny and hot Southeast five years ago. Living in a one season climate can be quite challenging for someone like me who craves the cold and clouds and hills and mountains. We have built a life here together but now we are in the midst of new phase that will eventually find us back  in the mountains that I love. A recent road trip back home confirmed and affirmed our plans and I am learning to be patient with the process, knowing that each step we take is one that brings us closer to our goal.  Once again I am on a new life journey; this time around I feel more at peace than ever before.  For me, home truly is a place and  it is essential to be surrounded by nature and the quietude of the mountains and woods.  They act as a buffer against the wicked ways of the world as we are currently experiencing it. Through this blog, I  still hope to promote humor, honesty, and humility and share the knowledge that no one is ever alone in any struggle that they may face. Beyond life’s toughest trials and rocks in the road, another living and breathing space awaits all of us.

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  1. Ron

    Kim, I enjoy your posts; you write with a verve and positive spirit about the little things in daily life and a wisdom about the real journey. Congratulations, keep it up!

      1. Anna

        I am! I am! I took the first step and am now doing my own thing, my independent “groove”! Keep the stories comin; I’m hooked!

  2. annemarie mcneil

    Hi Kim, I finally sat down to read your blog-nicely done! I, too, look forward to embracing you as sister. My brother struck gold. Annemarie

    1. Hi Annemarie,

      I am thrilled that you have gotten a chance to read my blog! And thank you so much for your kind words; I am happy to be a part of the family! Your brother is a treasure and I am grateful every day that we found one another.


  3. Ase Feith

    Hi Kim! It’s Art from Starbucks. I just wanted to thank you for sharing such an inspiring and intimate blog with me (and the rest of the internet!) I look forward to your next post!

    1. This is probably a second follow up comment but that is okay. Still getting used to this whole blogging thing after just 9 months or so. I swear this decade is the best one ever! I was so glad to have paid you a visit. I am a follower of GrayPoet and that is how I found you.

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  5. Hi Kim, I just came across your blog and already I know I’m going to be an avid follower of your posts! Your personal story that you’ve shared here has touched me deeply and I want to hear more about your journey as and when it unfolds. You are a truly inspirational human being. Thank you and many blessings. Michele

    1. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much! It has been an interesting few years and that is one of the reasons that I started the blog.

      So much to say, so much to release. It has been my intention to inspire others through my writing and help them understand that pain and sorrow do not last forever. New Life awaits for those who really want it!

      I hope that you can find the time to go back into my older stories! I know that you will love them!

      Thank you thank you once again!

      1. Kim, thank you and it’s my utmost pleasure to discover you! I will be sure to find the time to go back into your older stories. Your message is valuable and I, for one, want to be on the receiving end of your wisdom and creative expression. Thank you again! Michele

    1. Hi Charles,

      I am working on adding you on my Facebook but my page is configured as a business page.

      My Facebook “expert” will be here tomorrow night and I will get help from her then.

      Thanks for your patience!


  6. Your blog is by far the most inspiring I have seen. It seems effortless; the free & easy format. I too am inspired by yoga (but don’t do it often enough). I am learning to schedule it into my life and learning to give up on excuses. Thanks for living out loud and sharing.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. I just entered the blogging world late last summer and it certainly has been a wonderful experience! I am still learning all the technical parts of it-like tagging and categorizing (which I have yet to do), widgets, etc. One of these days when I am not inspired to write and reply other blogs I will get down to it.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for following! I started to check out your site earlier today but my server is acting up so I lost my connection. Trying to catch up with internet business in a frantic manner now! 🙂

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    1. WOW! It has been an exciting 10 days! First your Super Sweet Blogger, then just 2 days ago the Leibster and now this! I contacted support last night for help in getting the awards posted to my page. I am not yet savvy with Widgets, etc.. This is a good day for me to take care of blog housekeeping (as well as Kellie’s FWF). I just got back from the doctor’s office with a kidney infection diagnosis! Feeling low on energy so I am forced onto the couch! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! 🙂

  9. ps I do love what you say about the fabulous 50’s we are in the same exact place. thought I wish to have more of your open mindedness for all the everyday changes that we face. i’m trying deep breathing to keep myself centered and learning to meditate. my two kids are both in college as well. nice to trade notes, regards. Laurie

    1. Well, sometimes it is a challenge that is for sure! I am in an acute stressful situation at the moment that is forcing to keep focused on the blessings that I have. But indeed keeping oneself centered and meditative is the key to moving through it! Keep well!

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  12. Hi Kim,
    I am glad I came across your blog today
    Yes in exposing my “garden – My Life” on my blog, I am also building a life of hope amidst all the other things I do in life.
    Thanks once more

      1. I, coming from Cameroon in Africa where the average 50+yrs old woman already looks at a possible retirement, is so thrilled to come across the likes of you and others who still go on, blogging ad doing other stuffs and inspiring me and many others all the way.
        So happy weekend and know you deserve it 🙂

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    1. Hey Miss Sunshine!

      You sure do know how to make a girl feel good!

      Wonderful and quite original acceptance post! Glad that I was the universe’s impetus for it. 🙂 The toilet is surely not functioning properly. They need a plumber!

      Great plug for all those bloggers.
      No doubt I will be checking them out! 🙂

  14. You say: :” . . . . Now I am learning how to live out loud.”
    He, I like this attitude..’Not living out loud’ I think this is what I was like very often throughout my life. I always feel much better when I ‘dare’ to ‘live out loud’. I find with age it gets a bit easier to act more confidently. I am really old by now, actually turning 80 this year!. But I think I am a bit like you: I love to wake up early, looking forward to each new day with all its surprises! 🙂

    1. Thank you for your kind words and congratulations on reaching a new decade!

      Life is a fragile thing. Experience can either keep us down or force us to rise up, speak up and shed the things that have kept us from realizing our best selves.

      1. Yes, I feel the new decade is going to start soon, less than six more months to go! At the moment I am still confident enough to speak up about things. In a lot of ways I feel better now than let’s say when I was in my fifties. Maybe it was that in my fifties I could not ‘realize my best self’.

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