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A New Year of New Endeavors

January Scenes (L to R): What we've been reading [physiology and poetry], Whiteboard madness, and new tools of the trade...tape measures, yoga mats, and dumbbells, oh my!

January Scenes (L to R): What we’ve been reading this month [physiology and poetry], whiteboard madness as we brainstorm business ideas, and tools of the new trade…tape measures, yoga mats, and dumbbells, oh my!

Hello, friends, and happy 2013!  We hope your year is off to a good start.  We’ve been a bit quiet here at WPG, and it’s mostly by design.  We’ve been hunkered down this month, reflecting on last year’s adventures and taking care of a few important tasks to get this year started off on the right foot.  Two of those tasks are ones we wrote about back in August, upon return from our road trip to check out graduate schools in the Midwest.  We shared the debate we’d been having about our future plans, specifically whether applying to graduate school or starting our own business made more sense for us.  We concluded, “When in doubt, do it all!” and set out to do just that. (more…)


When in Doubt, Do it All!

L to R: Contemplating our next move at Spirit Mound; downtown Vermillion heating up on a Friday night; logo of the USD Coyotes (or ‘Yotes, to you…); and the view of the Dakota Dome outside our just-off-campus motel window.

For the past several months we’ve been debating our next move.  Not where we will go tomorrow, rather where we will go in 2013 and beyond.  Once we finish our self-prescribed creative sabbatical, where will we go?  Who will we be?  How will we focus our time and energy (because we have a lot of energy…)?  Over the past month or so, we’ve effectively narrowed our search:  in addition to being happy and centered together, we’re either going back to school in search of creativity, community, higher-learning and adventure, or we’re starting our own business in an effort to help others find wellness and fitness while we make a living doing something we love.   There are many pros and cons to each of these, many risks and possible rewards. (more…)