It’s a Fine Day for Adventuring

For years and years I dreamed of being a mom. I wrote baby names in the back of my address book and cooed over every baby I saw in a stroller.

In 2003, I became a mom twice in one day. I was amazed how soon being a mom became a routine. A routine full of crazy, overwhelming days of corners eaten off books, flying leaps that cracked laptops and floors scattered with rainbow colored snacks.

When the routine was just too much for me I’d load my twins up and we’d go adventuring.

We would just Go …

To the park to fill their shoes with sand. To the city lake to walk a loop and hide from the hungry geese. To the river to throw rocks and hear them plop. To the library to wiggle through story time.


The act of just going, getting out of the house, out of the normal routine was exactly what I (we) needed every time.

For too long now, my graphic design business, my writing talent, my ambitions have been stuck in normal. I haven’t had the courage to take any flying leaps, to throw any rocks, to go adventuring. I’ve been too scared to just go.

But today’s a day for adventuring: I’m launching my website. It’s a Go!

I can’t wait to see where this adventure leads!


  1. Jenn Morgan on at

    Woo Hoo! Yes! Congrats and Well done 🙂

    I wish we could throw an online party and celebrate! Your site look amazing, love your bio, and this post reminds me why I like you so.

    Here is to you and all your adventures!


    • christie on at

      Thank you so much Jenn! So glad this part of my adventure has included you.

  2. Lisa Gillispie on at

    Yay!!!!! It looks beautiful!!!!

    • christie on at

      Thank you, thank you, Lisa. Hurray for all the steps we’ve all taken in the last 7 weeks. Can’t wait to see where your new site takes you.

  3. Jenn on at

    Christie, Congrats! It looks fantastic. I love the personal nature of your blog. and I concur with Jenn!

    • christie on at

      Thank you Jenn, that’s a lovely compliment. Grateful for the support from all the b-school ladies.

  4. Lori on at

    Hi Christie,

    Fellow b-schooler here, too. I just read your About page, and it’s so personal and lovely. I grew up in rural northern Michigan and can really relate to a girl who’s stacked wood and eaten at Hardee’s:). Love your site and your work.

    • christie on at

      Thanks for the comment and complements Lori! I’ll be sending you details on the freebies in a bit. A few months ago the Hardee’s here in town closed down. Honestly I don’t know when the last time was that I ate there. But boy, my grandma loved those chicken sandwiches.

  5. Hi Christie,

    I just happened to stumble across this and wanted to congratulate you on the new website. It looks great and we were excited to see some of the work we did together on your homepage.

    It’s awesome. Again, congratulations.


    • christie on at

      Thanks Jonathan! You are very much an inspiration for getting myself out on the web and marketing. I’ve learn so much from working through projects with you the past year. So here’s to a great 2011 for both of us!