Blossoming on the Greenbelt Walkway in South Portland

I used to live within walking distance of the South Portland Greenebelt in the 1990s and spent many days here staying ahead of my anxieties one step at a time. I was young, single, had a dream job that had been created just for me in the Old Port (with parking!) and a cute little house. Yet serenity then was still elusive. Walking here always helped me feel more calm and centered. It had been years since I was here last so I decided to revisit it today despite it being cool and cloudy.
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A Morning Walk in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, Maine

(Originally published 11/5/2016 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.) Calvary Cemetery in South Portland, Maine is one of my favorite places to walk in the late fall. I love the beautiful old growth trees, historic headstones dating to the 1800s and almost supernatural calm.

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Tiny Home Off-Grid Living: Life on a Maine Sailboat in South Portland

(Originally published in the fall of 2016 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.) One of Wayne’s colleagues in the marine industry lives on a sailboat year-round. When he first mentioned she lives on a boat I assumed he meant a houseboat. Nope. Skye and her husband Matt graciously accepted my request to see their home and find out what it’s like to live on a sailboat in Maine where the winters get interesting.

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