Dirt Therapy=Sanity

This easily could have been something I’d have written of late!

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Sorry for being MIA. I’ve been trying to get a handle on everything happening in my life: work, school, and family. As I’m going through one of the most difficult times in my life, I’ve realized how much dirt therapy has helped me push through. For those of you who don’t know what the term “dirt therapy” means, dirt therapy is gaining emotional and mental strength from either off-roading, hiking or being in nature in general. Essentially it allows us to take a beat from life and recharge our batteries.


Recently I have lost one of the greatest people in my life, my grandpa. My grandpa has always taught me to enjoy life and be a strong, independent woman. I plan on continuing to practice his lessons. Dirt therapy has helped me do just that.

There’s something to be said about being able to take my car wherever I want…

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Next moves …

For a while now, I’d planned that my next major move in Smokey’s build would be stepping up to a 2.5-/3-inch coil lift. But, as I consider the growing rat’s nest under my hood, how faded my roll cage padding is, the dim, scratched condition of my headlights and how tired my seat upholstery is looking (to name just a few things), I find myself increasingly considering pushing pause on such bigger items to sweat the small stuff, as it were.

What do you think? How would you (or did you) deal with prioritizing your Jeep build?

Just in time for the weather to get nasty at the end of the week, Smokey is washed, waxed and her rock sliders touched up. Now, to vacuum and clean her interior before the top goes back up …

Time for some much-needed maintenance

With winter around the corner, I took advantage of today’s 76-degree temperatures to give Smokey an oil change. A wash and wax will follow tomorrow afternoon.

September Morning

With September’s arrival, it won’t be long before the air turns crisp and cold, so I’m enjoying every top-down moment I have left this year!