April of 2017 is the scariest month that exists on the calendar for me right now. For the past year or so, April of 2017 has been both my biggest fear, and the thing I look forward to the most. April of 2017 is when […]
As I mentioned in my New Years post, I’ve decided to take a 52 Hike Challenge in 2017. Nature and exercise have always been two things that have really grounded me when life gets a little squirrelly, so I decided to challenge myself to do […]
If ringing in the New Year is supposed to involve a lot of glitter and champagne, I definitely did not do it right this year. I spent the last two days of 2016 in my car with my dogs driving from my parents’ home in […]
Hey there! I'm Michelle Presley and welcome to my blog. I began writing the Barefoot Tumbleweed to share stories from my adventures outdoors, but this blog has grown to be so much more than that.
After taking a few months to live in a van and travel the United States, I discovered that what I really crave is freedom. I seek the freedom to be able to frequent the outdoor spaces that make my soul happy, to seek out new adventures and experiences, and to devote my time to the things that really matter to me.
How I found the freedom to do those things became more clear during my time in the van; by striving to live simply, intentionally, adventurously, I was able to uncover my passions and the things that truly mattered to me.
Here at the Barefoot Tumbleweed, I write about just that: living simply, intentionally, and adventurously - and some tips and words of encouragement for those striving to live their best lives too.