Tag: making change happen

The Uprootable Family

Three years ago on the beach in Honolulu, my husband and I promised each other that 2015 was our year to change our lives, a year to do something crazy, a year to invite adventure and play out a little dream just to see how it goes. We have been quietly setting up our lives to do it, saving money, making plans, discussing it and coming to an agreement.

It is 2015 and everything is moving in one direction. On August 21st, we are all hopping on a plane and moving to Costa Rica for a year or two or so. Just to see how it goes. Details have been firming up since our recognizance trip this April.

My life right now is balancing the commitments I have left here which include a couple of commissions and stocking inventory for a gift shop consignment deal, cleaning up, packing and purging the house, connecting at least one more time with special friends and neighbors and a lot of daydreaming about what life will be like in less than 6 weeks.

I have been painting but I have not been blogging about it. I'll get better, I promise. I will be painting in Costa Rica, no doubt about it.

You can follow this new adventure more closely at the blog dedicated to it here:


We are the Uprootable Family.

Much love and excitement to all of you.


Release of Reflections: January 2015 Newsletter

I’m molting.

I’m shedding my academic skin.  That grainy, rough, sand paper gruffness that made me twitchy and ill, is peeling off.

The faculty identity; the”academic way”, the theory, the anti-theory, the critiques, the teaching vs research, the political injustice, the impress my peers, the sexism, the organizational chaos, the anointed tenure, the intellectual snobbery and the angst.  The Past.

Ten years is a long time to grow a thick skin.  A skin with clinging callouses,  stinging scars and itchy rashes. I’m tearing that skin away.

I’m remembering what is underneath.

newsletter snipMy favorite part of my January 2015 Reflections Newsletter – Marika Reinke is the Map of Healing (pages 1-3).  Due to my constant state of change, expect other newsletters to adjust accordingly.  I’m only about 95% away from finding that person underneath.

Click here for the Newsletter:  January 2015 Reflections Newsletter – Marika Reinke

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