Granola and Pearls… an odd combination, no?  Yet it’s meant to describe this blog.  Granola represents a certain down-to-earth practicality, while pearls represent both wisdom and the search for hidden beauty.

I started this blog a number of years ago with the intention of trying my hand at fashion blogging.  The name was supposed to suggest that a granola queen could also be interested in style.  Unfortunately… that’s just not me.  Although I like shoes and pretty things just as much as the next girl, I’m not in any way a fashionista.   Fashion’s not my passion.  It’s not even a major interest!  I can appreciate beauty, but I’m really more of a practical gal. Trying to be something I’m not got old quickly, and the quality and quantity of my posts declined at the same rate.

Yet, there is hope for this little piece of web real estate (web-estate?): After being laid off after almost 7 years at the same company, I’m going on a well-earned road trip.  This is where I’ll be posting all about my travels, as well as sharing random things I find funny or thought provoking.  After the trip, we’ll see what happens.

Buckle your seat belts–it should be an interesting ride!

Studio Ghibli Museum Roof
This picture was taken on the roof of the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan.