Hi! I’m LaNae. I’m early 40’s, married, live in Western Washington and have a full-time career. While I enjoy my job it, unfortunately, does not involve any of my passions: cooking, drinking, hiking, reading, photography and traveling. All of the great -ings of the world. I started this blog in March 2015 in response to a bit of a, dare I say, mid-life crisis. I was looking for an outlet for my favorite -ings (and things). The blog started under the banner Cook, Drink, Hike (thus the url), but in just a few short months I found that what I initially thought the blog was going to be about wasn’t quite what it was about.
I’ve discovered that the bulk of my posts come out on the weekends, when we do stuff. On Mondays I have been known to say, “I can’t wait until Friday!” Which made me think of a phrase my Mom would say to me when I was a kid and was constantly saying “I wish….it was the weekend, it was summer, it was Christmas, it was my birthday, the car ride was over.” She would look me in the eye and say, “Don’t wish your life away.” Ain’t that the truth. The older I get the faster time seems to slip by. And yet I still do it….I wish it was the weekend…I wish it was vacation….I wish, I wish, I wish.
Out of that came the title: Wishing My Life Away with the tag line: Living for the weekend, loving the in between and dragging you along for the ride.
What do I cover? Heavy on photography and the outdoors, two of my great loves. I have a Canon 60D and am passionate about learning the art of photography and finding my vision. You’ll likely hear stories about family. Because I love them. If I tell you about someplace I will try to include some history (that degree in history has to be used on something). Actually, consult my list of favorite -ings as detailed in paragraph one…that gives you some idea of what to expect.
So, join me on the weekends as we wander about the countryside. And stick around for the in-betweens…you never know what may happen.