My Journey

The Prettiest Girls I Ever Met

Angie Houloose

The Prettiest Girls I Ever Met

There’s an Audrey Hepburn quote that reads “Happy Girls Are The Prettiest”.  Now, I love me some AH, but I respectfully must disagree with her on this one.  Because over the years, I’ve seen some incredibly pretty women who weren’t necessarily “happy”. I witnessed the kindest soul of a woman who was so beautiful the day of our last conversation.  On this busy Saturday afternoon, she came in with her husband to enjoy the store for one last time and to say goodbye.  I can still picture her face as tears come to mine.  She passed away only a few...

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The Road Ahead

Angie Houloose

The Road Ahead

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I took our real "maiden voyage" in Finn, our RV. I'll admit I was a little nervous in the beginning as the traffic and road construction we had to go through was, in a word, terrifying.  But, as we got through that section and headed toward Pennsylvania, I started to calm down, sat back to enjoy the view ahead of me and realized that was exactly why we got her.   It's so different when you are up higher and the view is pretty much unobstructed through a larger than life front window....

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Cracks In Your Vision

Angie Houloose

Cracks In Your Vision

Yesterday we took our RV to get the windshield replaced because of a crack.  Three months ago, it started as this little thing we didn't even notice, but our salesman pointed it out to us because he knew it was the right thing to do.  Between the drive to Omaha from Denver where we picked her up and the road trip to Florida from Nebraska, it spread along the glass.  Subtle, really, because you wouldn't notice the line unless it was pointed out to you.   That's the funny thing about cracks in your vision, you rarely see them taking shape...

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Schadenfreude & Grace

Angie Houloose

Schadenfreude & Grace

Stories are important to me.  From working in a 911 Center to owning my own business, I gained insight into the lives of those who trusted me.  I've learned not to judge someone by the way they look, not condemn for actions under duress, but instead to try to show compassion and grace. Sure, there have been those who have "done me wrong" or I have done them wrong.  But, in the long run, I can't hold onto those thoughts because they take up too much of my own energy and time.  I have to come to terms and then...

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Meet Finn...

Angie Houloose

Meet Finn...

I'm not sure where to even begin to explain the last few months.  It's been a whirlwind, that's for sure!  Normally, my husband and I are very thoughtful in researching major decisions and are conservative in how we approach the future.  But something happened and we decided to just go with our "gut instinct" instead.   For years we have been talking about purchasing an RV and selling our house to travel.  We know NOTHING about the lifestyle except for what we read and saw on YouTube.  But we decided to take the plunge and went to Denver to look at one. ...

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