The clouds part for a moment and I can spot my mountain, the towering volcano that has shaped and colored and comforted my entire life in Bali. The sun hasn’t come up yet but already the world is bright. Roosters crow the dawn and the hum of crickets fills the air. I curl my legs … Continue reading mornings in desa ban
I consider myself to be a woman in the outdoors. I’m not an Instagram rock climber. Or an ambassador for Cotopaxi. Or dressed head to toe in Patagonia products. I don’t live out of my car (yet) and I don’t spend every weekend doing photo shoots with a backdrop of red rock with my circle … Continue reading on women in the outdoors
When I moved to Chile to study for 5 months last year, I decided to live my life on a policy of honesty first, honesty always. I am a self-confessed crier. I am an open book of emotions. Some might refer to me as an emotional wreck or a hot mess. My disposition and opinions … Continue reading notes on radical honesty
I’ve been experiencing a lot of self doubt lately. I’ve been sitting in a cloud of off-white melancholy that seems to tinge many of my experiences. I’ve been watching my classmates, best friends, brothers and sisters, graduating and moving forward with big, beautiful strides into their own magnificent story. I’ve been doing a lot of … Continue reading doing the thing (and being totally scared)
I recently read this article by blogger Erin Outdoors. It was beautiful. Honestly, the words came at exactly the right time and articulated my lived experience in ways that I have been struggling to find. I tell people that I’m a good solo traveler. Objectively, that is true. I can arrange my own transportation. I’m confident taking … Continue reading why is everyone having more fun than me?