Hi – thanks for visiting my blog.  My name is Joanne Sisco and I believe that life is what you make it.  Some prefer to keep it safe and stay within their comfort zone.  I prefer to think that life is really lived skipping along the edges of my comfort level.  It often means pushing the limit of what makes me a little afraid and facing down that fear.  This philosophy has been an excellent guide throughout my life so I’m inclined to continue following it.

I am retired now and I’ve discovered that my passion for a “life on the edge” hasn’t diminished.  As I explore the next chapters of my life, these will be my musings on the adventures ahead.

I hope you will enjoy your visit to my blog and find my stories entertaining, thought provoking, or maybe even a little inspiring.

151 Responses to About

  1. Sartenada says:

    When retired, then You have time to plan dreams, which never came thue.


  2. iglengel says:

    Exactly – life is what we make it. And the older we get, we take it one day at a time and do our best to make it as fun as can be. Life is too short being miserable and grouchy. Have a great day. Enjoyed reading your blog.


    • Joanne Sisco says:

      I agree! It’s easy to find reasons to be miserable and grouchy. But it’s also easy to see beauty, discover new things, and find simple pleasures in an ordinary day. Why choose the former when you can have the latter?
      Thanks for visiting and your kind comment.

      Liked by 1 person

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  4. daisymae2017 says:

    I agree. Life is what you make it.


  5. Bob Georgiou says:

    Thanks for the follow! Looks like we’ve got similar interests — look forward to perusing through your adventures and findings!


  6. Helen Bushe says:

    Yip! I got here thanks to Marsha.


  7. Marsha says:

    Hi Joanne, are you on Twitter? I am featuring you in my post today. It’s a post of blogs to read each day. Your day on my post is March 19. Check it out. http://wp.me/p7tP3I-Ej


    • Joanne Sisco says:

      Thanks Marsha – that’s very kind and I really appreciate it.
      I do have a twitter account, but I’m rarely there. Instagram is more my speed 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Marsha says:

        I do Instagram, too, but not from my blog. I use it for pictures I take as I take them, so they are not tied to a blog post. Do you use Instagram to promote your blog?


        • Joanne Sisco says:

          No – I’m like you. I use Instagram as a spontaneous-I-have-a photo-to-share medium. I prefer to keep these 2 accounts mutually exclusive so that people following me on Instagram don’t see the same stuff as what I put in my blog.

          Having said that, sometimes a photo will overlap, but that’s usually by accident rather than design.

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  8. Hi Joanne. Max introduced me to your blog. Have had a look around and enjoyed your posts. Found inspiration on this page as I have been ‘skipping along the edges from my comfort’ zone for the past few years. I have recently tried (not so successfully) to dive a little deeper back into my comfort zone by looking for work while visiting SE Asia. Apparently the universe has different ideas for me because my job search is not progressing to plan. It has had me a bit down but your words managed to perk me up and reminded me that ‘it will all be okay, it always is in the end’.


  9. Pistachios says:

    I love that quote at the top of your blog: “If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re taking too much space”. Brilliant and inspiring! Looking forward to following your adventures (door-related and otherwise) 🙂


  10. Hi Joanne, may I begin by thanking you for not only visiting sgtcookie but liking and commenting on it. You’ve single handedly quadrupled my audience figures and from overseas too! Of course I should be berating you for causing my tumble (shock and surprise has that effect on me) but what sort of guest would I be, visiting and leaving my good manners on the porch with my dirty, cricket covered footwear?
    So… yes tea’s good thanks, milk, no sugar…
    So, nice place you’ve got here, I think I’m going to enjoy my visit, although it’s so busy! You’ve got followers, proper, real followers and lots of them! I suspect this may be the legacy of writing a quality blog so I look forward to having a good rummage through.
    Sgtcookie has reached it’s conclusion and I’m unsure what to do next. I’ve got a collection of verse that I’ve started posting on another site. This may interest you more than dusty old cricket related essays and almost guarantees an existence out of your comfort zone. ‘What is he doing to Shakespeare’s English!!!!!!’
    Anyway, before I completely outstay my welcome. Thanks for the tea. Best wishes. 🙂

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  11. Thom Hickey says:

    Always spirit lifting to visit. Regards Thom


  12. Peter Nena says:

    Hi Joanne. How are you? Thank you for registering to participate in the Cherished Blogfest 2016. I look forward to reading your post.


  13. Peter & Yvonnr says:

    Hi Joanne, as promised Yvonne and myself are now followers of your blog.
    Hoe to read many interesting stories!


  14. Chez Shea says:

    Just want to pass on the nomination for the Ewonderhub Blogger Award to you
    as I love your writing.
    Details of what is involved are on this link https://chezsheasite.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/aw-thanks/

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Doug B says:

    Hi Joanne – I am enjoying (and am being inspired by) your Bruce Trail blog, and wanted to know about the logistics of your adventure. Did you have two cars (one at each end) whenever you went out to hike a section of the trail?
    It was great to see you go out on the trail in all kinds of weather. Fantastic!


  16. Shannon H. says:

    Hi Joanne,

    I’d like to nominate you for a Blogger Recognition Award! If you’d like to accept, you can find the details here:




    • joannesisco says:

      Thank you Shannon. I really appreciate that you thought of me and my blog.

      I accept with gratitude, but I prefer not to respond to rules of the award. I’m bad that way 😉

      Thanks again!


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  18. Hello, Joanne! Nice to meet you! You have a great blog! Looking forward to explore it 🙂


  19. Chez Shea says:

    Have just discovered your lovely blog through the blog challenge. Really look forward to hearing more of your adventures!


  20. Cezane says:

    So much talent here!!! Lots of dope stuff in your blog. Amazing writer.

    Liked by 1 person

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  22. charlypriest says:

    I like your way of thinking, staying positive. I´ll jump on the wagon for the ride and drop by when time permits.


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