No Time Like the Present

They say timing is everything and I tend to agree, now more than ever. Being able to reflect on the past year, seeing the ideas and plans that I was talking about back then, actually come to fruition. It’s pretty cool and I really couldn’t be happier with the move.

It’s hard to make the decision to act though, especially if it goes out of your comfort zone, could possibly annoy someone you love or put them out of their comfort zone, or stretch your resources beyond what you’re normally use to (resources could be monetary, psychological, your time and energy or even your peace of mind).

In the past few weeks, I’ve witnessed a few things that have made me pause, deeply, to re-evaluate and appreciate the things that are here now. A college friend passed away in a car accident – happened instantly, without warning. I haven’t kept in close contact with him, but definitely remember hanging with him at the old alma mater. Some of my close friends were extremely close with him, so it definitely hit close to home. Another of my high school friends lost her father to cancer. While this may have been less of a surprise, the ‘before his time’ element screams from your lips. Time is fleeting and the things we want to do, say, accomplish should be started today.

So, what’s my point in all of this? There is truly no time like the present, because you don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Ben Harper says, “It’s so hard to do, and so easy to say.” But, the doing needs to get done before that’s not an option anymore. When we set aside arguments, because we don’t want to deal with the truths they may bring up, when goals are put off until tomorrow, because ‘I’m too busy, it’s too hard, I don’t have the right resources’, when we don’t look at the here and now as a gift…well, another day passes.

No time like the present begins right now.

β€œYou cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

― Abraham Lincoln


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It all began 20+ years ago, in high school, when a boy met a girl and fell in love. Big parties, summer vacations, a big red jeep. Happiness came easy and was plentiful. Ah, but youth is wasted on the young and so the boy and girl went their separate ways.... Fast forward through college, first & second apartments, trips around the world, motorcycle accidents, moves to different cities, jobs and more jobs, starting a company, falling for two horribly wrong people which led to two broken engagements, then reuniting with each other, moving to Colorado, starting another business together. Yup, that about sums it up. That leaves us, Catie & Mike, 20+ years later. We saw the world apart & now are venturing through, exploring happiness together. From creating new tastes in the kitchen, to venturing to new countries, hiking, biking or skiing, touring craft brews, entertaining friends and family, to upgrading the house, or flipping and gutting an investment property, it's us, enjoying the ride. We're not making up for lost time, we're just not losing any more of it. And so our happy adventures begin...Follow us at

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