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A little life update and a soon to be husband

Well holy shit, how the heck do I start this one?!? Let me just state the big things and maybe I will explain them later. Basically, in late July I met the man of my dreams. It was love at first sight, literally.  I always thought that was kind of bull shit, there is no way someone could just know they loved someone by just the first meeting. It was so far from anything I had ever personally experienced I believed…

Nomadic Once Again

I am currently laying in a tent in Visalia, California. It is almost 9pm and still over 90 degrees out. Before two days ago I was completely ignorant to the fact that Visalia was even a location people camped, but little did I know there is a cute little KOA campsite here, the perfect stop on the way to the Western Sierras. As I lay here there are 13 people outside my tent, some busying themselves with making spaghetti and…

Joshua Tree Adventures [Video]

Finally got around to getting this video together from mine and my friend Justin's camping trip to Joshua Tree three weeks ago.  It was my first time ever there, but definitely, won't be my last. We had such a blast camping at Indian Cove and Jumbo Rocks as well as doing a couple hikes. The weather was perfect and we were able to wander aimlessly through the desert for a few hours without worrying about the heat. Hopefully, I will be…

My Scotland Trip

Well, my original plans for Scotland changed quite a bit as leading up to Halloween I thought I would have all my research completed before I left, when in reality I had a bit more on my plate than I anticipated.  So not wanting to cancel the whole trip I decided to cut my trip from 10 days down to 5. I ended up leaving for Edinburgh on Halloween morning, and after checking in at my lovely church conversion hostel…

Wanderlust

39:365 Gratitude Project Wanderlust is an amazing and yet sometimes frustrating thing.  The undeniable desire to travel to new places and experience new cultures.  It rocks you at your core.  One the one hand it is frustrating when you can't be traveling, the times when you are in-between trips, saving up to go out again.  It pokes at you and pokes at you until you get on another plane and go to a new place. On the other hand however…

The Courage To Do Things Alone

38:365 Gratitude Project I remember the day I decided to apply for my study abroad, I had never been overseas and had wanted to study abroad my entire college career.  Then all of the sudden there I was, the summer before my last semester and I had still not done it.  I had made excuses and put it off because I had no one to go with, no one else wanted to or could go, so that meant I couldn't…

Validation

36:365 Gratitude Project Everyday we make decisions, some are small and others big.  It is really easy to get caught up in the whole process and begin to second guess yourself and your decisions, especially about the big choices in life.  That is why it is so nice to have those small moments of validation, those moments when you know you have made the right decision, for you. Yesterday I had one of these moments.  You see a year ago…

New Adventures

35:365 Gratitude Project Today I am grateful for new adventures.  I believe that life is too short to be doing the same thing day in and day out.  Stagnancy is death and I have had way too much of it lately.  I have always wanted to live an extraordinary life, not in the I want to be famous way because I could care less about the sort of thing, but extraordinary as in non-conformist.  I don't wan to live the…

The Travel Bug

34:365 Gratitude Project Two years ago I embarked on a trip that would completely change my life. It was June, the summer before my last semester as an undergrad and I was about to board a plane to Budapest, Hungary to study genocide and ethnic cleansing in Eastern Europe.  I was recently single and open to any new experience life would throw at me. To say this trip changed my life is actually an understatement, this trip helped me realize…