Posts tagged nature
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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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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Being Nowhere

I just practiced yoga. It was amazing, so naturally I now feel amazing. I am in Hayfork, California. It has been cloudy for the past couple days, when finally out of nowhere, patches of blue sky and sunlight fill the world around me. It took many months for yoga to feel like something I wanted to do every day. Sure, I always felt amazing afterwards, and the idea of doing it every day seemed very appealing…but I didn’t have that drive. Now come 2 o’clock, if I haven’t done yoga yet, I get this itching feeling like I have not reached the fullest potential of my day. Then I do it and BAM, all is well.

As my stay in the wilderness of California continues, I realize that there is something incredible about being in the middle of nowhere. It’s hard to describe (unless you’re actually in the middle of nowhere) but I’ll give it a try.

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Slowing Down

I look out over a muddy lawn. Raindrops cover the trees and puddles fill the street. A part of me feels like I am back in Seattle, where the constant grey skies refuse to let you know what time of day it is. All I need is a glimpse of the sun, something to show me that this fog will clear from my head, and that all will go back to normal. It has been nearly a month since I was in Mexico for Thanksgiving, which seems practically impossible! Just yesterday I was waking up to the sunrise over the Sea of Cortez, and watching the sunset from the small town of Todos Santos. Since I grew up in the Northwest, I should be well accustomed to this constant grey, but for some reason I can't shake it off. I want the sun to wake me up and show me that each day is full of so much light.

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