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Hey there!

Nice to meet you! My name is Mitch. It’s actually Michelle, but I prefer to go by Mitch. I know, you were wondering. Everyone does.

I currently live in a small town just north of Dallas. I love it. I love driving past cows and horses to get here. I love my neighborhood. I love my neighbors! That being said, I miss mountains. Hills, even. Anything with any sort of elevation! Bumps in the road can excite me these days. I don’t want to be able to look North and see Canada and then turn my eyes South and see Mexico. You see, I’m originally from California. Also did quite a bit of time in Utah. Camping, hiking, adventure, it’s in my blood. Thus, the wanderlust nature, I suppose.

I live with my awesome hubby, we’ll call him the A-Man, along with my step-son, 3 cats, 1 dog, and 2 rats. Oh, and of course, we are working on more babies- the human variety. That has been a 3-year work in progress attempt. I’m sure that I’ll have much to share on that in my posts :).

As for work, I work from home and abroad. 40 weeks of the year, I’m on my laptop at home. The other 12 weeks, I get to go to far-off lands of wonder! I seriously can’t complain. I absolutely love, love, love what I do and the people that I get to work with. It wasn’t always like this. I had many years of me-oh-my, I wish, I wish!! I know what it’s like to just exist and live paycheck to paycheck-ish. As I’m sure you can guess, I really, really didn’t like it. Like, really didn’t like it.

I was also single for many-a-year, in dire possibility of ending up a modern-day spinster. And when I say single, I don’t mean dating or relationship-ing, I mean single. Maybe 5 dates in 9 years single. Not 5 guys I dated around; 5 dates. Can you relate? I hope not! I was a sad, sad mess of a person.

Fortunately, as I tell the A-Man, I will always be positive! It’s in my blood, literally. I’m B+! I know, I know- chuckle, groan, groan! But really, it’s kind of cute and it made you smile- even if it was a smirky kind of a smile. I say that because there has always been something inside of me that had greater hope. I remember back in the days when I lived in LA and would go for my runs there, I had this feeling of impending greatness. I didn’t know what it was, or how it was going to show up, I just had this feeling that I couldn’t shake, no matter how awful the day I was going through might have felt at the time. And so I carried on.

I surrounded myself with people who had dreams. I read books that taught me new ways of thinking and being. I attended events where greater ideas were introduced to my way of processing life. Then suddenly, 13 years later, my life became something more than I had hoped for. I’m not saying that I’m at the pinnacle of my desires. I have oh-so-much more to achieve, to experience, to overcome. I’m just in a much better place, surrounded by some pretty awesome people.

Needless to say, there is still the little girl of wonder that resonates within me and splashes her way into my life. She needs the story-book action lived out loud! Sometimes I might feel like I’m at a stand-still, at which moments I’ll reflect upon the last few years and realize at how much I have actually accomplished and adventured. That makes the little me smile and push for more.

I look around and I see so many others around me that yearn for more. However, it is so easy to feel trapped, defeated even. Sometimes it is hard to see beyond your nose. That’s what this is for. Again, I can relate. Every day I can relate. But, as always, I know that there is so much more. So this is my push, my manifesto to be bold and go out and continue living the dares. This is my invitation to you to share in those experiences, to create ones of your own and know that there is so much more in you, about you and coming your way. Let’s make it happen together!

Here’s to the next adventure…

Mitch :)

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