Hello! I’m Jaclyn. I’m an adventurer, a lover of simplified living and complex ideas, a mom to about 160 lbs of dog and 16 lbs of baby, and a taco enthusiast. My husband and I struggle to find the balance between a paired-down life and an appropriately-stocked gear closest, ready for any outdoor challenge. I’m a California native who grew up with one foot in the rural northern coast and one foot in Silicon Valley, bounced around Europe, the Midwest, and the East Coast in young adulthood, and am glad to be back in the Bay Area, raising my very own little Californian in our urban oasis in Oakland.
Welcome to Pretty Solid Day, where the focus is on figuring out how to live the good life while dealing with, well, life. I started this blog with one simple goal – increasing the number of nights where your head hits the pillow and you think to yourself: “today was a pretty solidly awesome day, wasn’t it?” I’d sure like more of those sort of days, and I suspect you might as well. Let’s figure it out together!