Take a deep breathe… Ready? I’m a real estate investing, simplicity obsessed, farm raised, vegan mom, who abandoned a suburban dream home (and 80% of the stuff in it) to live first in Nicaragua and then in downtown Saint Paul, MN so our kids can grow up trilingual (English at home, Spanish on TV and Chinese immersion at school) and so all of us can enjoy a healthier, walking lifestyle. My engineering, feet firmly planted in the ground, will eat anything husband often reminds me of my outlier status and keeps me connected to the “real world”. I love to read, I hate(d) to write, but darn it all, there were things Google didn’t know:
- How to gracefully live in an average, beige carpeted, 2 bedroom apartment with 4 people.
- That living in skyway connected downtown St. Paul is off the charts awesome with kids.
Google does know:
- How to raise tri-lingual kids.
- How to raise vegan kids.
- How to create a simpler home life.
- How to drastically reduce garbage consumption.
- How to retire super early.
- How to be happy.
But have they all been attempted by the same person? (If you are out there – call me!) My INFJ /INTJ personality makes me do it – I can’t help it. Ever the dreamer, idealist and life hacker, I take the “sky way” – moving to a 5 mile skyway system sealed the deal. I’m Skyway Mom.
I’ve been a silent and voracious reader of internet content for years. I owe so much to bloggers and writers who have generously opened their lives to others. I hope at least one of my off road ways will prove useful or inspirational – or maybe your weekend trip to Saint Paul, MN will be that much easier. Either way, comments keep me motivated! Let me know what topics you are interested in.
Kati, aka Skyway Mom