After filing for divorce in 2014 and moving back to Japan for another two years ... this time alone, I discovered GISHWHES (the Greatest Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen). While I only participated in a few items my inaugural year, I was bitten and smitten with the creative, good-vibes-inducing, mayhem-creating fever that was… Continue reading Do you GISH?
Last week I returned to California for personal and professional reasons. Completing my required tasks early, I took a trip to one of my favorite national parks (#findyourpark). I'll be reviewing those completed hikes once I get settled back in at home. In the meantime, I submit the below image from the Hidden Valley Nature… Continue reading The Daily Post: LINES
Good evening, All! I have neglected this blog recently. My intentions were to write weekly, but alas I let time get away from me. This past Friday, I celebrated 19 years of Active Duty Navy service. After catching up on some work (although we were given the day off), I strapped on the trusty snowshoes… Continue reading Celebrating 19 Years in Solitude
Last month I returned to my home state of Oklahoma for the first time since my mother passed in 2015. Weeks leading up to the trip, I started to become quite anxious. While I looked forward to seeing my family and friends, there was an"edge" that kept creeping up, increasing personal doubt, fear, and resistance. … Continue reading Finding Serenity Just Shy of Home…
Let's do it again! This is my second year to attempt the #52HikeChallenge. Being a free spirit who makes plans on the whim, I cherish Mother Nature and the fact she does not require a reservation. She's always there, ready to to engage and display her wondrous treasures. All we have to do is show up!… Continue reading Mother Nature Requires No Reservation