Hello from the Other Side (of the Atlantic)


I was just thinking that it’s been about 2 years since I’ve been to Amsterdam. I really liked it there. I felt like I could live there. Maybe I did, in some previous lifetime.

Anyway, let’s revisit my thoughts about being a homebody who likes to travel. The struggle is real.

Uncommon Heather

Goodness me, it has been quite some time since I last wrote. I was busy gearing up for my first overseas trip to Amsterdam and Germany.

Hello from Amsterdam!

But first, a story. When I was in fifth grade, I went on my first overnight school trip. We went to a place called PEEC in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania. I forget how long we were there for, but it was at least a couple of nights.

I have always been a homebody. Even when I would sleep over at my friend’s house next door, I would look out the window at my house and feel homesick. If I hadn’t been so afraid of the dark I would have made the trek across our yards so I could be in my own home with mommy and daddy and sleeping right down the hall.

So naturally I was really nervous to…

View original post 877 more words

Souvenirs You Never Lose


In this new year, i’m going to be reposting some of my earliest blog posts. Some of these are really good, if I may say so myself, and I would like for some of the newer folks to get a chance to read them.

This one is about coming to terms with my imperfections and realizing that I wouldn’t be ME without them!

I hope you enjoy…

Uncommon Heather

Every once in a while I think of that Goo Goo Dolls song, ‘Name’, which has the line “Scars are souvenirs you never lose The past is never far.” It brings to mind superficial scars, like the crescent shaped scar on my forearm, where our dog Tasha bit me when I tried to take a chicken bone from her. It usually takes a moment or two of deeper thinking before I remember how many scars I have.

View original post 650 more words

Live your Legend Challenge #7 – What Revolution Will You Lead?


As I sit here, snugly nestled on the couch under a duvet, with a purring cat by my side, Christmas lights twinkling around the room, candles flickering, and a hot cup of tea in one hand... I'm ready to lead the revolution of comfort and coziness. Life in this modern day can be harsh. We're … Continue reading Live your Legend Challenge #7 – What Revolution Will You Lead?

Live Your Legend Challenge # 6 – What difference do you want to make?


It's a total cliché statement, and I even have a sticker of it right here on my laptop - Be the change you wish to see in the world. (Sidenote: although this is attributed to Ghandi, it's really a condensed version of what he said.) But anyway, it's still a decent concept to live by.  … Continue reading Live Your Legend Challenge # 6 – What difference do you want to make?