Occasionally, I like to go camping by myself. Sometimes it goes really well, other times... not so much. Over Easter weekend I went camping at Deception Pass State Park, and it went... alright (said in a high pitched, reassuring voice). The park was beautiful, like anyone who has ever been there will tell you. The … Continue reading Camping: By Thyself
So, I am an averagely athletic person. I played sports in middle school and high school, I run and hike and swim, I do yoga and lift weights and all the typical pacific northwest activities, but I have never been able to do a cartwheel. I'm sure I tried when I was younger, but have … Continue reading Cartwheels: That Childhood Everest
Coming back home to Washington has been difficult. I thought it would be, and I was right...bummer. It would be nice if I could make sense of all my confusion and frustration with being back, but everything feels so muddled. At first, I felt so shattered like I was a piece of glass that was … Continue reading Life in Limbo
Well, my trip is coming to a close earlier than I had hoped. Sad day. Despite all my best efforts I have run out of funds. I knew this was likely to happen, but hoped something would change. Of course, I want of continue in the future, but for now its not possible and I'm … Continue reading Week 15: Uncertainty
I'm in New Zealand! Whoop whoop! And my dear friend Jenny is with me! This week has been full of laughter, tears (mostly mine), and nearly constant singing. Seriously. One of the first things we did was create a playlist of songs we like to sing together, mixed with our new favorite songs that we … Continue reading Week 14: New Zealand
This is my last full day in Byron Bay, and as I collect my gear and ration my food I am surprised at how different I feel. I am empowered and softer, I feel really great about the free latte and Mars bar I ate. every. single. day.
HAPPY 2018!!! I've started to settle into hostel life and even find it enjoyable most of the time. Judit and I have said our goodbyes (insert tears and a heartfelt farewell speech about how she has been a huge highlight during my trip, and I'm so grateful for her genuine friendship, laughter, and impressive ability … Continue reading Week 11: New Year, Say “Yes”
Wow, what a turn around from last week! I left the farm, not knowing my plans past that evening, but ended up getting a job at the hostel I was staying at. Whoop! I also helped a woman who was remodeling her house by putting insulation in the attic and laying sod in her backyard. … Continue reading Week 10: So this is Christmas
What a difficult week. I'm over it. I said goodbye to Judit, and stayed on the farm to continue pulling those damn weeds. May I just say, it was not nearly as fun without her. Remember that python I showed you last week? Well, I found it as I was pulling weeds in a deep … Continue reading Week 9: Strugglebussing
When Owen (the calm, kind, mountain man who supervises us) came and asked if we wanted to see a snake (in about the same tone as one would invite someone else to look at a pile of dirt) I thought, "Sure, I haven't seen a snake in Australia yet." We followed him to the garden and then boom!