Posts tagged exploregon
Back On The Road: First Camping Trip Of 2016

I used to think that in order to see new things, experience new places, and meet new people, I had to travel abroad. I had to save, work, save some more, and buy a plane ticket to a place thousands and thousands of miles from my home, and though my yearning for ten hour plane rides is still a very, very real thing, there has been a shift in the way I view adventure. 

All of those things that I mentioned above, they surround you. They are right there, waiting for the moment you step foot outside your front door. 

I had my pills counted and put in their proper containers, snacks in the front seat, bags packed and puzzled together in the back (honestly, Adam did the majority of this), gas tank filled, and coffee placed in the center console.

It was time for an adventure, and my gosh I couldn't wait to get going! 

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Farm Life & What It Taught Me

July 11th through July 23rd, 2015. Step back. Breathe. Step back even further, and breathe even deeper. Here I am, out on a farm in the middle of no where. Surrounded by the gentle hum of silence, the distance chirping of birds, and the whistling of wind through the old barn doors. A place that forces me to rest, something that I so desperately need to do.

Far too often I find myself complicating things. I think that if I'm not moving, then I'm not being productive. This is all wrong, every single word of it. Don't think for a second that taking time for yourself is a waste of time, and don't you dare look down on yourself for doing it. So, that all being said, you should try to make 'doing nothing' a priority...

This is my attempt at just that.

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Loving Yourself

Hello again, world! Here I am, sitting on my red cushion in front of a roaring fire. Despite my health, I couldn't be more happy with how things are going. The stress of moving is now over, and we're finally settled into our new home.

I've been neglecting my blog recently. Not on purpose, but the prospect of writing has been difficult, as well as challenging. I'm back on tinidazole, a medication I was taking when my symptoms first started coming back in September, 2014. Basically it is designed to go into my brain and stop further growth of any bacterial infections, and in this case: the Lyme spirochete.

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A New Perspective

Here I am, sitting at my new office watching the sun start its day just like I am starting mine. As I look out through this dirty window, I see all the things I want to achieve, create, think, eat and explore, just on the other side of this smudged pane of glass. It’s been ten years since my family took an around the world trip, seven years since I spent a month in rural Nicaragua, five years since I graduated high school and fled to Scotland, three years since I spent time with my family in Europe and just over two years since I decided to spend all my money and travel around Turkey for a month. A lot of time has passed, a lot of me has changed, but the core of my being feels almost exactly as it did in 2005: curious, timid, excited, scared, strong, happy, lost but never, ever alone.

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