transformational journey

Featured in VoyagePhoenix!

October 11, 2019

We were recently featured in VoyagePhoenix, a magazine that looks to highlight the best of the Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Tempe areas, and we are just thrilled to share with you all the stories and behind-the-scenes we shared with them! Meet Deborah and Tim Bateman of Risk Blossoming in Central Phoenix: Featured in VoyagePhoenix Deborah and […]

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Oh the Places You Can Go

October 4, 2019

In 2012, J’Lein Liese asked me to travel with her to Kenya and Uganda Africa. She was going to witness the annual Wildebeest Migration and then trek the Impenetrable Jungle to see the Silver-back Gorillas. Open to having others join us, she asked if I knew anyone else that would be interested. So, I extended […]

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Risk Blossoming and the Oregon Coast

August 30, 2019
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“I’m in denial that this summer is about over,” Deborah declared. “It just seems so unreal.” Oh, what a Risk Blossoming Summer 2019 this has been! It was rapidly coming to a close as we spent the last several weeks on the Oregon coast.  The Oregon Coast Contrary to most places, the dog days of […]

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Guest Blossoming

Guest Blossoming – 5 Incredible Stories

February 8, 2019

It is no small feat to take the leap to live the life you dream. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to share our triumphs and struggles as we take our Risk Blossoming journey. What is even more fun is to share the stories of others that are living Risk Blossoming lives. Below is […]

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Almost 2 Years of Risk Blossoming

December 7, 2018

Just a bit over 18 months ago we took on a whole new life as the two of us stepped into retirement. In a unique twist of fate, a quote, an artist, a painting, and the fond recollection of a 1973 Pace Arrow motorhome propelled us down a completely different road than we had imagined for […]

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Salt, Speed and a Guest Blossoming

May 26, 2018

A Note from Deborah: I don’t think we really understood, in the beginning, how Risk Blossoming would truly become a way of life for us.  This “little idea” has blessed our lifes and encouraged us to continuously step out of our comfort zone, move forward, speak out, change and take steps to fulfill our dreams […]

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A Blossoming Love Affair

October 31, 2017

Love Has a way of wilting Or blossoming At the Strangest, Most unpredictable hour. This is how love is, An uncontrollable beast In the form of a flower. – Suzy Kassem Our Risk Blossoming Adventure Continues! I have returned to Phoenix and am integrating myself back into my efforts at National Bank of Arizona, Deborah […]

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You Say You Want a Revolution.

October 17, 2017

You say you want a revolution. Well, you know We all want to change the world. You tell me that it’s an evolution. Well, you know We all want to change the world. – Paul McCartney and John Lennon Je m’appelle Tim. Parlez-Vous Francais? The final two ports on our Viking Cruise were Quebec City […]

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A New Appreciation For Rock & Roll (and Ship Stabilizers)

A New Appreciation For Rock & Roll (and Ship Stabilizers)

October 10, 2017

Little islands are all large prisons; one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow. ― Richard Francis Burton Qaqortoq, Greenland As we discussed in last week’s Risk Blossoming, “In the Wake of the Vikings” blog post, we had been very fortunate to cruise through the Prince Christian Sound in […]

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In the Wake of the Vikings: Prince Christian Sound

October 3, 2017

Warriors are not born, and they are not made. Warriors create themselves through trial and error, pain and suffering, and their ability to conquer their own faults. -The Viking Havamal Tim’s Perspective: I just spent two days in the most beautiful city that I never got to see. All summer, I have encouraged others to […]

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