Welcome to my personal blog where I share my random and ridiculous adventures, perspectives on life, fitness pursuits and other things which result from having a name like Donloree.

I have been known to go about life without reading instructions.

In my not so humble opinion, it is the most sensible way to get things done. The instruction manual is consulted only in dire situations, which are most likely a direct result from not reading instructions in the first place.


I realize this a rather unique approach to life.

I attract ridiculous and crazy adventures. While still in utero, my mom tripped and ended up rolling down a somewhat large cliff at a beach on the west coast. We both shook it off like champs, but random things have been happening to me ever since.

Life is crazy and full of all kinds of adventures – good, bad and ugly with some amazing thrown in here and there for variety.

  • My opinion about life is that it is what you make it.

If you don’t like your life, then you should change it. Learn how to do hard things, stop complaining, practice gratitude and live the full breadth and depth of every single day that you get to live.

I have the right to be mouthy and sassy about this because I spent over a decade of my life pursuing the ‘dream job’ and ‘dream life’. After working my way up the corporate ladder and living the life everyone else wanted, I came to realize I wasn’t living at all.

  • Your only job is to live your life, all of it, and practice being amazing every single opportunity you get.

Most of my life is spent wearing suits and great shoes while helping business leaders lead their people better and get what they want out of their lives and businesses. When I not wondering why women are still forced by society to wear nylons, I can be found saying yes to living a great life and enjoying whatever new challenge I have taken on for the season. If I am not trying to throw 100 pounds over my head at 6:00 am or trying to keep a 5:45 km pace for 21.1 kms (what can I say, I am competitive too) before I put the nylons on for the day, you may just find me traveling to a foreign country and hanging out with locals until 2:00 am, working on a screenplay, installing flooring or a toilet, catering the dinner at a friend’s wedding, learning a new language or knitting and drinking wine.

Life is an adventure – it is up to you whether you live it or loath it.

Living a great life is not easy, but I promise you that it will be worth it. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but there isn’t an instruction manual for life – everyone is making it up as they go.

Do not follow where the path may lead.
 Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What’s keeping you from joining in and living the adventure called life? If you’re waiting for the instruction manual, stop waiting and start living.

If you want to check out my latest hobby blog of hiking adventures and most likely misadventures, check it out at highheelstohiking.com.

Life is an adventure … live it!