The New Year Brings New Adventures.  

So here we are, the second week of January, -25 bone chilling temperatures and already clinging desperately to hold on to our standard new year's resolutions.... finances, health, family. Now, don't get me wrong, I agree these are important and worth rekindling each year.  But I wonder, have you thought about making a resolution that challenges you to step out of your box - push your comfort zone a wee bit? I think these are the things that keep us on our toes, push us to grow and can bring some zing into our everyday routines!
I plan to kick off 2018 with a new adventure! I'm a big believer in knowing your neighbors, building community and I try to keep it local whenever possible. I have lived in this part of the NW for a few years now and I was starting to realize that even though I feel this way I haven't managed to develop that "connection" with my area yet. Realizing this, I went in search of an outlet that would help me get to know who's who in the area. My goal this year will be to learn more about what the area has to offer my family, friends and clients. I have always felt like it’s a great place to live but I need to be able to better articulate why

Solution! I am excited to work in partnership with Parkbench to bring 5 of my local communities each a "one-stop, locally focused, locally relevant" website that will showcase the community! I love to meet people and spend time chatting, so this is a great marriage between that and my internal undiscovered media personality! :) 

I want to hear from you - so I can make it as relevant to the community as possible!! Do you know an organization, a business, an educator, or just a great community member that you think should be acknowledged?  Then please contact me and I would love highlight them for the site - free - no strings attached. 
So, I challenge you to get busy - plan something that will stretch your norm, rejuvenates your sense of curiosity and makes you happy all at the same time!

Happy New Year!