life is a gift. let it be lush.
enjoy every damn minute!


I’m a creative nerd. Love art. Love computers. Love the combination. Once upon a time I had an online jewelry business and still love to make jewelry. I dream of a light-filled art studio where I can build and paint and create to my heart’s content.

I was never cut out for 9 to 5 in someone’s cubicle. My goal is total freedom of time and place. I want to travel and see the world and meet the people, learn new things, eat new foods.

I’m a food freak and an eco-geek. I’ve banned plastic bags. I cringe at the mere mention of fast food. I am forever in search of the perfect organic grocery store.

I’m not a writer, although some college english professor told me I had potential. We’ll see how that works out.

the blog

This blog is about my process, during which I learn, and grow, and all that other mushy stuff. But really it’s how I find my way to financial freedom and a way out of my 9 to 5 job…by sometime in the year 2013.

It’s how I fire up my creativity again. It’s how I eat so I have the energy to stay up past my bedtime and do things that matter. It’s about house-hunting home renovation, finances, decluttering, and goals.

It’s about my husband, W’s (as I’ll refer to him), and my quest to merge our money and our dreams. It’s about my fears and the roadblocks I must conquer. It’s all the resources I found useful and inspiring.

If any of this clicks with you then join me on my long, strange trip.