Hello dear readers. I have had a few emails and several responder of the survey that have asked for an update on my husband Dana and the latest leg of our journey. If you missed the first part, you can visit here. And the second part, can be found here.

Well, we are having a good day, because Mr. Finding Home himself is sharing his thoughts with us today.

(of course, I have chosen to add in a few of my favorite pictures of him from these last few months)

The last few months have been a mixed bag of things, but I still know one thing – I choose him…

The Latest Chapter of Our Journey

What’s up with Dana?

Greetings, this is Mr. Finding Home. Mrs. Finding Home has shared with me that there have been a few questions following her amazing post regarding our life changes. What is up with Dana?

Well, it’s been a bit over 90 days and the answer is a lot and I don’t fully know.

We have done a lot in these last 90 days.

Trips to NH, Atlanta and the Outer Banks. Sports events, backyard time and a whole lot of Red Sox watching.

Many Finding Home projects and behind the scenes, lots of new things and new accomplishments for Laura and for Finding Home.

Through it all, however, I am still trying to get my head clear and learn how to live a meaningful life.


Here’s the thing, I was pretty used to going a million miles an hour, travelling all over the world and being one of the leaders of a pretty successful company. It is very different when you take that away.

Now, I am the one who chose to take that away for many reasons.

And, I don’t miss the wake up in the middle of the night due to stress, but unfortunately, it’s been replaced by waking up in the middle of night with thoughts of “what the heck am I going to do with my life”?

The plus is, at least, that all the waking up is taking place in our bed versus some hotel in some distant geography.

Change is good, but I can tell you that, like many things that “are good for you”, it is more hard than easy and there can be a few side effects.

. Laura and I discussed for this move for years. And many of those conversations involving us starting our own business.

Well, she has put in the long hours, put herself out there on the limb, and low and behold, she has created this amazing blog Finding Home.

As you can tell, I do help her out from time to time. Finding Home is her passion, her creation and the fruits of her unending hard work, but it is all still pretty new to me.

It may well be where I hang my hat, working with Laura to grow Finding Home, as it is, and in new directions that hopefully appeals to our readers and community.


On the other hand, I may still be digging in a somewhat different direction in search of my passion.

I heard a John Lennon quote on the radio today. Loosely paraphrasing, it goes “My mother always told me to be happy, and when I went to school, the teacher gave us an assignment on what we wanted to be when we grow up. I said to be happy. The teacher said, you must have misunderstood the assignment. I said, you must have misunderstood life.”

I know that happiness has many layers and that grown ups do grown up things everyday because they have to.

I am good with that as I like to work hard.

But I do want to do it with passion.

So, the 90 day check in with Mr. Finding Home leaves with the message that the hard work is just beginning and I aim to not misunderstand life.

Fortunately, I have a great and supportive family and in particular, a fantastic and understanding wife (not to mention amazingly talented!) and this is more than anyone can hope for in life.

Thank you sweet readers, we can not even express how much we appreciate each and every one of you!

Take care,

Laura and Dana (aka – Mr. Finding Home!)

October 18, 2013 — Laura Putnam