Hell Hike and Raft Part I: The Hike

Hell Hike and Raft Part I: The Hike
I think my favorite part of adventuring is meeting new people.  I am fascinated by groups of people.  I studied Sociology in college and have forever been completely enthralled with the dynamics of groups.  In spite of this, I am admittedly a bit of an introvert.  I crave my alone time like I crave the ...

Colorado River Trip & Lower Antelope Canyon

Colorado River Trip & Lower Antelope Canyon
A fever for adventure… There is a little secret the Colorado River gently whispers and echos along a 16 mile segment to those who love to paddle their own crafts.  A section of the river that does not take years to secure, expert skills to navigate or a guide to take you.  It is a ...

State of the CCC

State of the CCC
  When I initially started writing this blog I was a broken woman beginning to lace the eyelets back together with each painful step I took up this rugged mountainous terrain called life.  I had a strength and swagger that I didn’t have before.  I survived something substantial and I needed a stage.  I didn’t ...

Peaks and Valley’s – Yosemite National Park – Quintessential California RV Roadtrip Part III

Peaks and Valley's - Yosemite National Park - Quintessential California RV Roadtrip Part III
Part I The Great Migration started in Phoenix and ended in Hermosa Beach. Part II Crusin’ PCH Highway 1 ended the bay area. This is Part III: Peaks and Valley’s – Yosemite National Park We covered 900 miles with each scenic stripe in the road leading us to new growth, embraced change, realization and acceptance ...

Crusin’ PCH Highway 1 – Quintessential California RV Roadtrip Part II

Crusin' PCH Highway 1 - Quintessential California RV Roadtrip Part II
Part II – PCH Cruisin’… Click here if you missed part I January 2nd 2014. I woke to the evocative fragrance of brine and seaweed.  I took in a deep meaningful gulp of that fresh crisp ocean air as it penetrated my pores and coated the back of my throat.  I opened one eye squinting ...

The Great Migration – Quintessential California RV Roadtrip Part I

The Great Migration - Quintessential California RV Roadtrip Part I
The Great Migration… The last time I reached out to you was to proclaim My Declaration of Independence.  What a statement.  Writing that post was one of the most organic and free flowing array of thoughts my fingers have ever had the honor of writing and my heart the joy of sharing.  I made this ...

My Declaration of Independence

My Declaration of Independence
I am gazing back at another year like a rugged ridgeline I just finished climbing.  Looking deep down into the gardens that were created by my labor.  I am soaking in the sunshine, glistening in the sweat. Admiring the lessons of the past while feeling the sorrow of the solitary steps I took and experiencing ...

What Are You Afraid Of? 1

What Are You Afraid Of?
FEAR.. I am celebrating today. It is the one year anniversary of my reconnection with writing by starting this blog. The one year that you have been involved with me. The one year that I have shared many of my deepest, darkest, brightest and most personal moments. The one year that you have all encouraged ...

Hey Housekeeping It’s About Time You Showed Up!

Hey Housekeeping It's About Time You Showed Up!
I am finally cleaning up the aftermath of the class 5 tornado I have put myself in the middle of over the last few months!  I am home for 3 weeks in a row for the first time in 9 months. Whoa. It is always a brilliant act of unraveling, recovering, reconnecting, and refreshing your ...

Must be NICE! Dream BIG – but actually DO SOMETHING about it! 10

Must be NICE!  Dream BIG - but actually DO SOMETHING about it!
This is a rouge post.  An unplanned one.  One that I feel tremendous inspiration to write.   It’s a long one, but so necessary to write before I leave on my Kilimanjaro adventure. This journey has been so freeing.  So challenging.  So over the top at times I have trouble keeping up.  When I started sharing ...