“I am on a lonely road and I am traveling, traveling, traveling. Looking for something, what can it be?” — Joni Mitchell
why the blog?
In early 2012 I realized the life path I was on wasn’t one which would lead to true, honest fulfillment – I had a great friend group, a secure job in my degree field, a wonderful tight-knit family, and three pets who called me “mom” using the sweetest pet eyes possible (in my opinion, of course). But, something was missing — what was it? I knew pretty quickly this was a question that wouldn’t (and won’t) be easy to answer, but it was one that required my whole attention and effort if I really wanted to know.
As I started piecing together bits that might fit into the ideal life, I realized there were so many things I needed to learn, to do, and to exercise. I needed hands-on practice if I was going to change my habits, my attitudes, and my thoughts… If I was going to change ME into the best version of ME that could exist I needed to spend some long, hard hours working on myself.
So, late November, 2012, I quit my job, donated nearly half of my belongings, and found temporary homes for my pets. I was going on a soul-searching journey in Central America, and then, unless plans should change along the way, I’d attempt a purposeful restart in the Pacific Northwest.
[Update from December, 2018: I’m still here. And six years after the OG Honest Green Jeans began, this… one thing is for sure, until we get off the boat, the waves will exist. I try to come back to this place sometimes. It’s nice here.]