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She Packed Up Her Potential…

She Packed Up Her Potential…



“She packed up her potential and all she had learned, grabbed a cute pair of shoes and headed out to change a few things…her heart glowed with a degree of happy assurance.”

– Anon

All our bags (and boxes) are packed…we’re ready to go

Have you ever come across a quote that resonates with you so strongly, you just KNOW it’s going to impact your life in some way? That’s what happened with me with the above quote – it was on a fridge magnet. I found it at a shop in Sidney in the spring, a few weeks before the developer came knocking at my door.


Sadie supervising the packing process as only a Retriever can 🙂

It’s been a busy couple of months, purging items and getting the house all packed up. But I’m on the homestretch now…the movers come on Oct 19th. All my worldly belongings are going into storage and Sadie and I are hitting the road on a writing adventure for at least 6 months, possibly longer. It depends on how much we like the bohemian life and, of course, what the universe offers up in terms of new digs.

As for my “cute pair of shoes,” these are they:



Yup, that’s right…PINK GAZELLE runners by Adidas! I found them in Nordstrom’s when I was in Los Angeles in the summer. I don’t think the salespeople had ever seen a customer so excited about a pair of runners before 🙂

And this is our road trip vehicle:



I wish! I created this little blue bus prototype over the summer for my brother, George, and his wife, Donna. They actually have a converted school bus (for road trips) that they painted blue, so I thought they might appreciate some decorating suggestions. Hah!

Take care and stay tuned. I will be blogging about our gypsy adventures.

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Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here. As a thank you, you’ll receive a short but saucy e-book entitled, Dive into this Chicago Deep Dish – Ten Bite-Sized Steps for a Yummier Slice of Life. 


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12 thoughts on “She Packed Up Her Potential…”

  1. All the very best MA! Enjoy your journey and I really hope to see you here in November sometime…in health and happiness always. Love, hugs, and blessings. Colleen & Johnny

  2. I am back home on the 31st so if you are still around I would love to see you? If that does’nt work I will follow your adventures on your blog!

    Perfect Shoes!?
    ❤️ Brenda

  3. Holy Crap!

    You’re so brave. Let me know if you’re out this way. You can meet Jax. He’ll love you like crazy.

  4. I love this blog post, and to pack up and go on a long road trip with your dog as a travel companion sounds like bliss to me. I can’t wait to hear about your adventures..please do keep us posted.. 🙂

    Keep up the great’s appreciated.


  5. Thanks, Elliot! Yes…the road trip should be really interesting and quite the adventure, I am sure. I am already very much liking the gypsy life – each day is completely different 🙂

    Take care and see you on Twitter!

  6. Oh ho…I am indeed headed your way in November, Theresa! I will e-mail you in shortly…I’d love to see you & meet Jax!!

  7. Thanks, Glynis! Sadie and I will be sure to pop in for a visit with you, Midge and Cindy…I will let you know when we will be in your neck of the woods 🙂

  8. I look forward to hearing about your trip, Brenda! I will e-mail you in early November as yes, there will be a few days here and there when I will be in the Sidney area!
    Take care and enjoy the rest of your trip 🙂

  9. Thanks Colleen! I will be e-mailing you shortly as yes, I will be coming for a visit in mid November!

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