I believe that you are what you eat; mind, body and soul. I eat a plant based diet, and I enjoy growing my own food. I’ve spent a few years in California learning about organic gardening. My ultimate dream is to be as self sufficient as possible, producing the majority of my family’s food myself.
This was part of the big organic garden I had 2018.
I believe that life is about choosing happiness. To actively be in charge of how you react to any given situation. I have a BA in Early Childhood Education. I love books, and read a lot, but believe in learning by doing. Making learning fun for my young daughter is a high priority in my life. I also have a four legged child, my German Shepherd Gretchen. She’s my best friend, and goes with me everywhere I go.
Thanks to my grandma, I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. You can find prints of my favorite photos in my online gallery. (Safely purchase prints with any credit card, via Fine Art America. World wide shipping.) My gypsy soul have taken me to 48 US States, and I’ve explored most countries in Europe. I see all the western states as my home, and love taking road trips exploring amazing nature, and ghost towns. In the process of giving me wonderful memories, traveling, have definitely taught me to be more humble.
My mission as a photographer and blogger, is to share zen strategies; and encourage a healthy lifestyle, with a close connection to nature and animals, using my photos and stories as the medium for inspiration.
I place the highest value on time with my loved ones, and a close connection to nature, and animals. One of my zen strategies includes visiting National Parks often. I love interacting with photographers, and likeminded bloggers, around the world. You can expect to find at least two inspiring posts on the blog every week; The Weekend Coffee Share (a link-up party that rounds-up what’s happening right now, you are invited to participate and link to your blog,) and one more post, usually dedicated to a recent adventure, or a gardening project. Sharing blog posts, and giving feedback is appreciated, and encouraged!
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. Something that can be a big challenge when you’re living a nomadic lifestyle. I like Ms Zen, my friends call me Maria. You’re free to use either or.
© Copyright 2017-2019 sagittariusviking.com. All Rights Reserved.
A word of caution. All your adventures are on your own risk. Anyone participating in an activity mentioned on my blog is responsible for their own safety. I am not responsible in any way, if you choose to explore any of the destinations, or activities mentioned in my blog.