Saturday, February 27, 2016

One Year Later..............

OK~ February 25th has come and gone. It was a day that I kept myself busy, busy, busy. I wanted to remember, but I wanted to forget. Amy of Modern Rural Living taught me way more than I ever realized.

Amy was vibrant and young. I do not consider myself to be vibrant or young. She kept me alive and encouraged me to change things up a little. As I get older, it's harder to accept change, can you relate? Amy showed me that it's OK to be different and be "that" person! I often hear from people that young people don't care. Well, I can tell you, that young people do care and they are often the ones that are encouraging people like me to keep moving forward.

So.... One year later!

I am LIVING my life! I am not letting any grass grow under my feet.

I am doing what I love..... meeting new people through the world of travel.

I am a connector. I help a lot of people make connections; from auctioneers to travelers, to almost anyone I meet.

I am a Mom to two awesome young adults.

I have a husband who enjoys traveling with me and supports me in my crazy adventures.

I want to help North Iowa be a place that folks want to call home. Through the North Iowa Bloggers, North Iowa Social Media Breakfast Club and working with so many fantastic people, it's all happening! North Iowa does have a stronger, healthier online presence and I thank Amy for showing me the importance of it.

The Midwest is full of experiences that many often over look, that's why the Midwest Travel chat, with the Walking Tourists came to fruition. Amy was so excited to share our event, as she loved anything related to Iowa or the Midwest.

If there's one thing that I would share with you, it's the fact that Amy was one of North Iowa's biggest online cheerleaders. You too, can be that person in your community! If anyone in North Iowa wanted something to do, Amy knew where it was, what time it started, and of course, what food was served!

Amy's recap of a North Iowa Blogger trip to Webster City, Iowa, reflects on how passionate she was about helping communities grow. She showed me how I needed to step up my game!

So..... another year and I'm out living my life and meeting new people day in and day out. Iowa is a fantastic place to call home, as we can visit crazier places and come home to our little slice of quiet.

Thank you, Amy, for showing me how to live my life! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


  1. Can I love this over and over?

  2. Me too. Loving this as well.

    1. Jeni~ This was such a great day- a memory that I will carry forever. Music Man Square will always hold a special place in my heart.

    2. Jeni~ This was such a great day- a memory that I will carry forever. Music Man Square will always hold a special place in my heart.

  3. Such a great post. Amy definitely changed us all in so many ways and we all were blessed to be her friends. Live each day to the fullest!!!


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