StacieJ

Happy editor and sometimes contributor for my friends' blogs.

It’s the time of year again when the mailbox is filled with catalogs promising the perfect gift for your special someone. Here at Grab Your Group and GO, we tend to value experiences over things, which turns gift-giving holidays into a bit of a conundrum. How do you show the people in your life how much you care for and value them without burdening them with more “things”?

Does growing up mean you have to stop doing the things that make you happy?  Are there no happy moments to be found while “adult-ing”?  Everyone remembers the things they loved to do when they were young, had no real responsibilities and lots of time to pursue whatever floated their boats, right?  But are those pursuits able to translate into a career?  What are the sacrifices one should and shouldn’t have to make when becoming an adult?  These questions are at the heart of the show Gettin’ the Band Back Together.

Michael and Stacie closed their China tour down with 3 days in Beijing. Not Stacie’s favorite city, but sounds like the gateway to some pretty interesting and iconic experiences. Their day at an unrestored portion of The Great Wall alone makes me want to grab my group and go…

My friend Stacie, and this blog’s Editor in Chief, just got back from her biannual work trip to China. This time, she had her husband in tow and some extra time to act as a tourist and see the sights…

This post is by my friend and Grab Your Group and Go co-pilot Stacie. She may love dogs more than me. Nah that’s impossible… correction… She loves dogs AS MUCH as I do. Her family suffered a big loss this year, having to put own both of their labs within 4 months of each other. Keep reading to hear about her experience and what they are doing to move forward…