We have a stray cat. She showed up this summer and decided she was staying put. We tried to ignore her. We are NOT a cat family. In fact, I had never really even petted a cat before. But her perseverance has paid off. We eventually fed her, named her Sadie, made her a bed in the garage, and finally made her a bed in our mud room for cold days and nights. She is a black cat with bright green eyes that stare deep into my soul. She likes the freedom our home on a farm offers her. The opportunity to explore the world during the day and the safety our garage brings her when darkness falls. And isn’t that what we all really want? The freedom to figure out what we want, what we are passionate about, our purpose, while all along knowing we have the safety of family and friends to support us and welcome us home with open arms at the end of a long day or when we’ve lost our way. I watch her and I wish I was more like her. Independent but loyal, brave but not afraid to ask for help, loving but will protect herself at all costs. She is the inspiration for this blog. Together we will explore the world during the day and come home to safety each night where our family will be waiting for us. I know there is a reason she found my home and this might be it. Come explore with us! What’s your passion? What have you been afraid to do? What inspired you to follow your dream?