Worth Repeating: Sometimes things don’t work out the way you want them to, and it’s even better

This post was originally published four years ago. It was an event and a feeling I haven’t forgotten, although sometimes, day-to-day, I could use a little reminder.

I thought maybe you could too.

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In the summer of 2007 I climbed my first mountain. It was Mt. Saint Helen’s our local . . . → keep reading

No Agenda, No Plan

Or perhaps I should say a different one than usual.

Normally when I go for a hike or a run, I have a purpose, and the purpose is usually about getting to the top, going a particular pace, achieving a certain goal.

Sure I enjoy the journey, look around, observe the world around me. But . . . → keep reading

Thoughts from a half marathon

Shannon Wilkinson at the Foot Traffic Flat half marathon 2012

With this morning’s race complete, I promise the running-centric posts will dwindle substantially! But, I can’t help myself with this one. There’s lots of time to think while running for two hours.

Here are a few of the things I thought about:

People vary.*

As much as I know this, it’s easy to forget. There’s . . . → keep reading

More fun with the iPhone

I love my iPhone. Even though it doesn’t have Siri, who I have a mad crush on, I still adore it and all I can do with it..

There are some non-traditional (read that non-phone, non-messaging) things I can do with my phone and all the lovely apps, that just make me crush on it.

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Closet Cleaning Follow-up

Last week I wrote about how I wanted to unplug for the weekend. One of the things I wanted to do was clean my closet. Luckily, it wasn’t really in bad shape, but it was too full. Clothes were getting smushed and wrinkled. It was hard to find things. But more importantly, it was full . . . → keep reading

First Harvest

Fresh salad from the garden!

Love this time of year. Especially when we get a few blue sky days in a row. It really feels like winter is finally over.

Today’s post is short for two reasons: Firstly, it’s the second Tuesday of the month, and secondly, I’m trying out blogging from my . . . → keep reading

How To Stop Blogging in 3 Easy Steps

Shannon Wilkinson at the start of the 40th Annual Portland Marathon

Step 1. Experience a devastating event. Step 2. Write about it and post it on your blog. Step 3. Compare every possible thing you could write about to it, and let everything come up short.

So, I’m going to skip the words for awhile and just share some pictures from the last couple of months…

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I'm in Wikipedia! And other random tidbits.

Tidbit #1 – I’m in Wikipedia.

And, by “in” Wikipedia I mean that I was part of the “group of climbers” that aided an injured climber in one of the listed accidents. It remains one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

Tidbit #2 – I’m writing a novel in November.

Don’t you love . . . → keep reading

A veritable smorgasbord of fun things!

Oh my goodness so much going on here at Chez Where Did Spring Go?

We have climbed mountains. Literally! I finally reached the summit of Mt. Hood. I’ve been trying to blog about it, but it was just such an amazing experience, it’s hard to put it into words. So here are pictures!. At 1,000 . . . → keep reading

Spring Hike and Early Bird Price

I’m just headed out the door for the first hike of spring. The weather report says we have a 50/50 chance of staying dry.

Before I go, I wanted to remind you that today, March 21, is the last day to get the early bird discount on Declutter Happy Hour. I hope you’ll join us!

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