Sagittarius Viking – New Blog Title – New Home State – Same Great Coffee ! !


My upcoming move out of northern California, down to southern Nevada, motivates a name change of the blog (NorCal Zen.) I don’t want to start all over with a new blog. I’d like to keep seeing all my friends here. I enjoy it very much, and I don’t want to risk loosing any of you. I’ve been thinking about the name for a while. I named my art gallery; Sagittarius Viking, a couple years ago. That name sort of describes who I am, which will never change, no matter where I live.

A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view (me-check.) It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life (done – check.) Sagittarius is extrovert ( some degree – check,) optimistic (YES,) and enthusiastic (YES,) and likes changes (sometimes, they certainly spice things up from time to time- check.) A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. It’s in my DNA, even if it’s a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my photography is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. It made it a rather easy choice, to choose the same name for my blog, that I already use for my photography – Sagittarius Viking. I should of picked that name when I started blogging 8 years ago, and just sticked with it. Better late than never 🙂 

You can still use the old web address, it’s linked to the new name, but if you want the new address for this blog it is 

Now this blog turned into “country girl facing big city life” for the first time. I’m mostly excited, and very curious about how this is going to play out. I hope that you’ll drop in for coffee as usual. It’s still the best coffee you can get.

I started to use the pseudonym Ms Zen in the blogging world, when I started this blog, and the blog title was NorCal Zen. I am always striving towards finding that zen in my life. Being in balance with everything. I think I’ll just stick with that name for a while. My friends call me Maria. You’re free to use either or.


Ms Zen

24 Comments on “Sagittarius Viking – New Blog Title – New Home State – Same Great Coffee ! !

  1. Hi Maria, Ive got your new address! I hope your move will go as smooth as possible, moving house is never a simple task. I too am Sagittarius. Wondering how you changed your address and kept all your friends!

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  2. Maria! I love your new blog title and it fits you perfectly! I’m a Sagittarian, too and likely come from Viking blood with my Scotch-Irish ancestry (my brother found out through 23 and Me he has 23% Swedish blood)! Nice to see you have migrated everything over to your blog and I see I am still happily following you! We may be in the Las Vegas area in early January if we do our road trip via San Diego and Arizona with our trailer! I’ll let you know and we can do coffee!

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  3. Being Sagittarian, myself, and having that word in my blog’s title, I can attest to love of travel. I live in Prescott, AZ, about 4.5 hours from downtown LV. Once again, safe travels from Redding to your new community.

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  4. Maria, I’m so excited for you and I love your new blog name AND I’m so happy we are all still connected. I would have found you some how but this makes it easy!! How exciting to be moving close to your daughter and her dreams or needs, you are the most wonderful mother. I am a Libra and love the astrological signs and all their meanings. I’m such a Libra in most ways! I Love sharing coffee with you even though I’m a bit late. Take care my friend and safe travels to your new home! – Diana ❤

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  6. “When one door closes an new one opens! It’s sometimes a little bumpy in the hallway.” I always remember that quote when change occurs in my life. Good luck to you my dear and I love the new name!

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