Shirey Bukowski


Hi! I’m Shirey, pronounced Sure-AY but often (every day of my life) mistaken for Shirley.

After thirteen years in the San Francisco Bay Area, I recently relocated back to my native Oregon where I live just outside of Portland with my husband and our 12-year-old son. I am also a stepmom to three kids, who are now all officially not kids but wonderful adults who are grown and out of the house. Our move to Oregon brought us a great deal of the unexpected (as life tends to do) and for the first time in over twenty years, I found myself in the fortunate position of being able to take some time off from work. Never having felt connected to my career in non-profit administration, I made a pact with myself not return to it no matter how desperate I may begin to feel, to push through my fears, and to pursue the things that have long been whispering in my ear. Until recently, I was under the impression that living a life of creativity and big dreams was for other people. Well, I’m letting that go. I’m giving myself permission to be one of those people, to dream big, to take risks, and to stop caring so much about what other people think.

My favorite things are traveling, delicious food, being outside, sitting in the shade to read a book on a hot summer day, and going to cozy coffee shops with anyone who will go with me but especially with my husband. I’ve long had a desire to write and this blog gives me purpose in my practice. I hope you enjoy the space we’ve created and that it might help you overcome any resistance you may feel in pursuing whatever it is that whispers in your ear.