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So We’re Going on a Journey…

In two days, the Temples will crowd our essential belongings into the Honda and begin an eleven-day journey across the country. Our destination? La Jolla, California. Crowdsourced selection, of course, suggested by a preponderance of our Facebook friends. An ideal sabbatical location, I thinkhope.

Our destination

We’ll be leaving behind our dogs (don’t worry, we have a house/dog sitter and knew that Travis and Ty wouldn’t enjoy the trip), our friends, and our “normal.” Our kids will start at a new school and John and I will dive into new writing projects. I’m finishing up an academic book and hoping to spend most of my work hours writing about professional women and their work/life struggles. John has a new non-fiction book up his sleeve. And we both want to learn to surf. Seriously.

The weather should be great and I’ve never lived so close to the beach. It seems a little crazy, but also really right. I’m drawing my courage from the women of Good Enough Is the New Perfect, who taught me that it’s okay to take a leap of faith. I’ll write a bit about our adventure here — hope you’ll join me for the ride.

In the meantime, happy holidays to everyone who has supported us over the years. It’s a gift that I’ll pay forward in whatever way I can. Looking forward (honestly, not just saying it) to 2013!



  1. Jen says:

    I’m so excited for you. Travel safe. I can’t wait to follow your adventures.
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  2. Sara Hawkins says:


    I’m so excited for you and your family. It’s going to be a great experience. I look forward to following your journey.

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  3. Gina West says:

    Moving temporarily to LaJolla from West Virgina…possible Beverly Hillbillies spinoff here!

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