Life

I Suck at Commitments: Why I Ditched my 52 Hike Challenge

I Suck at Commitments: Why I Ditched my 52 Hike Challenge

It’s the middle of September now, so I feel like the time has come to formally admit defeat and write this post. I failed at the one New Year’s Resolution that I thought I could actually keep. January 1st, 2017 was a really weird day. […]

This Post will Make me Sound like a Dirty Hippie: Thoughts in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

This Post will Make me Sound like a Dirty Hippie: Thoughts in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

This isn’t remotely the post that I had planned to publish today, but since we’re sitting in the wake of a major hurricane, how could I not address the state of affairs in Florida? Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or knee deep in […]

When Are You Allowed to Call Yourself a Minimalist?

When Are You Allowed to Call Yourself a Minimalist?

Have you ever decided to make a huge change in your life only to realize that a ton of other people arrived at your epiphany waaaay before you did? That’s pretty much the story of how I stumbled backwards into minimalism. Yeah, I’m embarrassingly late […]

Reflecting on Life: Why I Started a Journal

Reflecting on Life: Why I Started a Journal

Yep, it’s true. I finally got around to starting a journal. After sinking into a pretty gnarly depressive episode after this summer in the van came to an end, I felt like I needed a way to get those memories out of my mind and […]

Van Life Will Break Your Heart: The Aftermath of the Best Summer Ever

Van Life Will Break Your Heart: The Aftermath of the Best Summer Ever

Trigger warning: in this post, I’ll be talking a lot about my experiences with depression. Hey, howdy, hi! It’s been a while, huh? It might seem like I totally forgot I had a blog for a little bit, but I promise I didn’t forget. In […]

Farewell Kansas

Farewell Kansas

Honestly, it’s weird to me that I made it to the point that I could be writing this post. Back in my First Quarter Goals post, I mentioned that April of 2017 was the scariest month on the calendar because that’s when my husband, Troy, […]