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.

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Part-time Monster’s Weekend Coffee Share. A fun way to wrap up the week with a chatty post.

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! 
  • 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 and a leisure education guidebook.

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

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158 thoughts on “About Me

      • 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!

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  1. 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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  5. 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

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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:

    http://notanothertallblog.com/2015/09/30/blogger-recognition-award/

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

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  19. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  31. 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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