adding sass to life

where i’ve been

April 7, 2009

I wish that I had some adventurous stories of where I have been for the past 6 months…6 months really?  It’s been that long?  I guess so.  I would rather talk about the fact that Nate and I won the jackpot, a whopping $7.832 million, quit our jobs, left the country on our 90 foot yacht and ended up here.

tahiti-tikehau-lgAhh yes.  It was the life.  Living off of island cocktails and fresh lobster every single day.  Jealous?  You should be, it was pretty amazing.

Or maybe…

We packed up our lives in backpacks, including our cat, she had a leash, don’t worry, we didn’t put her in a backpack and trekked through the uncharted territories and wild jungles of South America.  No showers, no make up, no shopping for 6 months.  


But unfortunately neither of those are the truth.  The reality is a lot more boring, way more mundane and a lot less fun than sipping Pina Coladas and licking our buttery lobster covered fingers.  The truth is that I have been doing a lot of “self discovering”.  That sounds so new age, overly spiritual, and borderline sexual, but it’s true (not the sexual part).  I have realized a lot about myself that I have needed to learn, but have been avoiding for a very long time and I haven’t wanted to share with people, even those who are the closest to me.  

So here I am.  The good, the bad, the ugly.  The procrastinator, the avoider, the girl who is afraid to death of failure, the perfectionist, the dreamer, the anxious one, the one with goals, the one full of fear, the laugher and the crier.  Me.


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  1. * Nate Jack says:


    I am so proud of you. I know I haven’t been the best husband to you but I love you and I will always be your biggest fan!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 11 months ago
  2. * Brad says:

    Congratulations, You are blessed beyond belief. God has given you a gift beyond description.

    Enjoy what has been provided for you but respect the people who have not yet been provided for.

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 8 months ago
  3. * Blackened Dove says:

    If I didn’t know better, I would’ve thought that I wrote this. ^_^ Maybe I did, and you’re my split personality? ^_~

    How funny that we seem so similar, right down to your very description of yourself.

    Good luck in life –maybe we’ll see each other in Tahiti, or South Africa someday…

    Many blessings
    ~Blackened Dove

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 4 months ago
  4. Great photos

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 3 months ago

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