About Me

Face your fears. Windsurfing in Baja, Mexico.

My name is Terri Webster Schrandt and I blog about the fun things in life from my perspective. I take leisure very seriously because it involves one-third of our lives…really!

I am lucky to have an active lifestyle that involves windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), camping, reading, writing, teaching, walking the dogs, traveling, and…

Most of my posts reflect my leisure places & spaces and my reactions to them. I share a variety of stories all related to a healthy leisure lifestyle.

I use all my own images for my posts and participate in several photography challenges.

If you like what you have read so far, please subscribe to my blog!

Photography Events

I love photography and I take tons of photos with my Samsung phone and my digital camera! There are a variety of photography challenges available and most are open to everyone.

  • Weekly Photo Challenge: Each Friday, WP creates a theme by which bloggers can share their photo depicting that theme. Pingbacks help bloggers discover other bloggers.
  • Jennifer Nicole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge
  • Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors 

A Self-Published Author 

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Once I began writing posts for my blog, I quickly saw the importance of featuring a compelling image to illustrate the post’s content. As I further honed my writing and photography skills, the idea of a guidebook came to mind. My first eBook, Better Blogging with Photography, was published on Amazon Kindle in July 2016. Read more on my book page.

Blogging Events

Blogging events are great for sharing your blog as well as meeting and following new bloggers. I also participate in several link-ups which are great way to share your blog posts and meet new bloggers. Check out my sidebar for the gallery of events, awards and challenges.

Leisurely Thursdays Feature. Bi-weekly, I blog about leisure, its history and relevance to our society today, and why leisure is invaluable to the human condition. I also offer tips and perspectives for a variety of leisure subjects like fitness, cycling, camping, travel, etc.


cropped-class-seal_seal-class-of-november-photography-2014I have also taken part in WordPress’ 101 and 201 challenges, Blogging, Writing and Photography. I encourage you to participate when offered the chance!

Here is a little more about me:

My summer weekends are spent in the Sacramento delta windsurfing and stand-up paddling (SUP) with my husband of three years (we knew each other in high school and found each other on Facebook—read about that here).

Windigen ConsultingAt Windigen Consulting I offer a refreshed view and second wind to your professional and personal life through training, leisure coaching and education to help people discover meaningful work and leisure.

WHY DO I BLOG? These are my goals:

  • The ultimate goal with this blog is to educate people about the importance of leisure, one blog post at a time! 
  • I love photography and constantly take pics with my Lumix FZ-300 and my Samsung Galaxy mobile phone. Sharing these photos in posts and on Instagram is a much-loved hobby!
  • To continue to build more readership by following other bloggers, reading their blogs and searching for writing inspiration while encouraging them as writers and story-tellers.
  • My ultimate goal? To continue to write and self-publish non-fiction e-books.

    If you like what you have read so far, please join me at “Second Wind Leisure Perspectives”

181 Comments on “About Me

  1. I think this is a very relevant topic and am looking forward to reading about your thoughts 🙂


    • I have a lot of great information that I think many folks will find useful! Please share this blog with others!

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      • Terri, You sound like a great person with an interesting, vital Second Life yet to go. I really like your quest to help others recreate. I think we (as a boomer group and maybe as a culture) have lost a lot of understanding about how to have a good time- with nothing that requires electricity! LOL

        I know a friend who would love to connect with you, as well. Good luck with all your projects, and May God Bless You in Your Next Journey!


  2. Great blog! Good luck as you ease into retirement…the transition sounds like it’s going to be a smooth one!


  3. I have retired and I continue discovering the many facets of the new chapter of my life. I’m interested in leaning more about your masters thesis in the field of “Four Generations in the work place”.

    I’m constantly learning and planning to move west via RV.

    You have a wonderful site and I will follow.


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      • Hi! Thanks for your reply… I completely understand and I’m glad your blog was also awarded by other bloggers! Its great!
        I’m glad you enjoy reading my blog and that we have similar interests as well!
        Cheers from NYC!!

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  5. I think you have a wonderful life. Thanks for sharing about it! I appreciate you liking my comment and I’m glad to have found you through you like!


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  8. Hi Terri , happy retiree in the making , shall I say…? just sighted yours through common network . all the best for your next phase of life from , coincidentally , me , also hanging up boots by end of this year , after 37 years in a corporate career…best wishes…raj


  9. I am looking forward to following your blog , sounds like a lot of wonderful ideas are going to be generated through it lots of luck and happiness to you. Kathy.


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    • I just read your interview and found it very interesting and thank you for adding me as one of your favorite blogs. I am so glad that you enjoy reading my blog and I also look forward to reading your blog. Best wishes.


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  13. Thanks for the follow Terri.
    I love your very defined points of “why you blog” Looking forward to encouraging each other as fellow bloggers. Hopefully this will encourage us forward to achieve our goals! 🙂


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  16. Terri,

    That’s just wonderful, relaxing fun! Your page is ridiculously popular and well deserved, since you write about what puts smiles on most people’s faces. I enjoy what you are doing. God bless and keep having fun!

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  17. Thanks for following us Terri 🙂 Happy to have found your blog as well! We just moved to New Zealand and I am loving all the water sports here – I see lot of Stand up paddleboarding, looks fun! We just took up sea kayaking for now, and I can’t wait to get my refresher diving course done so can start scuba diving again 🙂 Look forward to sharing and reading more posts of life and outdoors leisure!

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  18. As I am soon to enter my 50s (sigh) I was inspired by your writing and your positive and upbeat attitude. I look forward to reading more as you venture forth in writing and your other interests. All the best as you work towards your goals! Happy blogging and travels from a travel family, Cheryl

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  21. Quite an interesting bio! I am nearing retirement. A child of the 50’s, my wife and I have 5 teenage daughters (all adopted) at home while our bio daughter is married and doing well. I am looking forward to travel and photography during the retirement years. I started to the blog as a preemptive entry into that sphere! Thanks for stopping by my blog – I enter many of the photo challenges that you do so we should run across each other from time to time.

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      • Thank you Terri! And (phew!) I am busy. We have daughter #2 ready to go to college now with four more just behind her. Retirement will be the only solution after all that!

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    • Hi Marje, so nice to meet you! thanks for the follow and I am following back. I like your blog and the topics on which you write! We must have some bloggers in common, because I have seen your name pop up in other bloggers’ comments 🙂

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      • Thanks for following Terri. Yes we share an interest in writing and photography so we do have bloggers that we follow in common. I found you via Julia’s Red Page. 🙂

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  22. Really kind of the follow. I am a firm believer in leisure. Like which ever wise person said, ‘i love work; I can sit and watch it for hours’ personally I walk more than anything (apart from baking maybe) so I may bump into you in the great outdoors sometime, if not then in this blog!

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  23. Just discovered your blog after you kindly liked a post or two of mine. Looking forward to following and enjoying your posts, perspectives and writing. Best wishes! TJ

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  24. Hi Terri, just a quick note to say that as a token of my appreciation and staying with me, I have nominated you for the latest award I have received, Blogger Recognition Award. You don’t HAVE to accept it, but it would be nice if you did. 🙂 Here is the post where you can read more about my nomination:


    Thanks for remaining a reader and follower of mine, much appreciated!

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  25. Hi Terri, Really looking forward to exploring your blog further! I see we participate in some of the same photo challenges and I want to check out yours.

    Can I ask you a question please? I have just started a second blog and am trying to figure out how word press works. If you click on my name to get to my blog does it take you to my original blog ( nihongojapango) or my new photographic blog ( you inspire me). Interested to know as I want to get a collection of photographic blogs to follow under my photographic blog umbrella but in terms of the like and comment notifications everything just comes in jumbled up for both blogs.

    Hope that makes sense!
    Best regards Leanne

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  27. Thanks to Hugh, found your lovely blog. Such a great concept you have here, to write about leisure. It is so often overlooked. I am struck by how often folks retire and wait to die, having never cultivated the joy that can be found in recreation. I look forward to exploring more of your blog. ☺ Van

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  28. Great to meet you Terri, via our mutual and lovely friend Hugh 🙂 As a Brit who lived in California for almost 20 years and raised my three children there, I am always keen to find blogs like yours. You are right, there aren’t too many actual lifestyle blogs, I’m very grateful to Hugh for leading me to you and will look forward to reading your posts. Hubby and I have just got ourselves a motorhome (RV…but not like the big American ones, lol!) and I hope to start posting more about our adventures at some point. I too love taking photos and join with challenges when I can, but as I wind my way through the second draft of my memoir, my blogging time is limited at the moment. But I did just want to visit you and say it’s lovely to meet you ~ Sherri 🙂

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  29. Terri, I love the idea of a blog about leisure! I think it’s a lost art. We work too hard and for too long. Not to mention take live too seriously. I’m glad you found my blog, thanks for following. Hope you’ll stop by often, doors always open at Jean’s Writing.

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  30. Wonderful to meet you Terri. Love the look of your blog which I’ve only just discovered and look forward to exploring more. Cheers from a wonder lusting travel loving woman from Australia.

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  38. What a wonderful About-me-page. I always read people’s About-page just to know which interests people have, what they do or have done. I think that About-page is a window to blogger’s world, telling about his / her world with text and photos.

    It is a richness that we all are different with different hobbies and interests, but at same time finding some similar things which touch both readers and the blogger itself. Although I am a senior citizen, my life differs from yours, but at same time, there are similar things like life activities and finding things, which keep us young and our brains fresh. Retirement is not the end of life, but the beginning of new active life.

    Here is my About me.

    Cheers from the Winter Wonderland – Finland.

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  45. HI, Terri! Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post More bad news on extra belly fat. Congrats on your retirement! That’s a wonderful achievement. You certainly seem to be doing a great job of it. Really like your photography, too.

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  47. You certainly have lots going on in your leisure life. So do all of us in our large family. I look forward to reading from your varied topics. I too plan to blog a book filled with my various life stories and interests. They’re way too varied to peg them into one category. I’m glad to meet you.

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  51. Good day! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I
    truly enjoy reading through your articles. Can you suggest any other
    blogs/websites/forums that cover the same subjects?
    Appreciate it!


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