I've been thinking about starting a blog for quite a while now. The last time I "took a hiatus" (as I like to call it) from mainstream society, I did a bunch of traveling and hang gliding, and more than one person suggested I should maybe start a blog. A couple of people asked if I was planning to write a book about my experiences. At the time I felt like I had nothing to share with the world - at that point in time I considered my journey to be a very personal and private one, and I was uncomfortable sharing much of it with all but my closest friends.
The past 2+ years have been a time of exponential personal growth for me. I'm still very much a work in progress, but I have made great strides in my ability to trust myself and to take care of myself.
I'm not sure exactly where this will go, but as I'm embarking on another chapter in my self-discovery, I'm compelled to share more of it with the world. It always surprises me when people tell me that I'm inspirational - I tend to think of all my epiphanies as terribly obvious ideas that it took me forEVER to realize - but I do love to be able to help anybody. I have learned a lot through trial and error, and I know that sometimes it's not a new idea that hits home, but the exact wording someone uses can strike a chord and change the way we see things.
Major life changes have somehow come to be my "thing". Next up: I'm selling my house (which I just bought in May 2014) and most of my stuff, and I'm headed to live out of my travel trailer for a while. The very loose plan right now - drive down to Quest Air Hang Gliding in FL the first week of April. Hang out there till sometime in May, at which point I'll head out west for the summer. I have planned stops for specific dates in Jackson Hole, WY; Big Spring, TX; and Dinosaur, CO. Additionally, I'd like to see Mt. Rushmore, Glacier National Park, and Zion National Park - those dates are very much TBD at this point.
I'll be sharing my journeys, both physical and spiritual. Happy to have some company for as much or as little time as you can spare.