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Welcome to my blog!

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 35 years. He’s a high school computer science teacher and I work in the business office of our city library. We have an 19-year-old son who is attending the University of Washington. We also live with two feisty cats, Cleo and Cassie.

I started this blog in 2018 to share with you my journey as I embarked on a 26-week course called the Master Key Experience or MKE. It’s a powerful self-discovery adventure with daily hands-on help from Certified Guides. I was fortunate to receive a pay-it-forward scholarship from a participant from the 2017-18 class, who paid my way. That has been the case for all the previous years so far–each year all participants have been scholarship recipients–pretty amazing, and generous too!

To keep the scholarship, I had to do several readings each day (some out loud), post to this blog weekly, create what is called my Definite Major Purpose, or DMP, and read my DMP several times a day. There were also weekly webinars from which I learned amazing science-backed tips to help me live a happier, more fulfilled life.

To qualify for a MKE scholarship, there were several things to do, like setting up this blog and a Twitter account, purchasing two copies of ‘The Greatest Salesman in the World’, picking up a couple binders, colored pencils, and note cards. This all reminded me of starting school, considering the homework, supplies needed and reading! 🙂 Fortunately, I always liked school and what I received in return for the work I put in was more than worth it! I finished the course but not the learning!

Fast-forward to 2019-20 and I’m a life-time member and have completed the MKE guide training. Now it’s my privilege and honor to encourage this year’s MKE students as part of the MKE Blog Rover team. I am so enjoying reading about the journeys of our incredible new students–so much inspiration and insight is shared in their blog posts! I’m highlighting a different MKE blogger each week in Year 2 on my blog — read through the reposts — you won’t be disappointed!