“I am on a lonely road and I am traveling, traveling, traveling. Looking for something, what can it be?” —  Joni Mitchell

"Get over your hill and see what you find there, with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair." -- Mumford <3
January 2013; Caballos Blancos, near Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica

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 November 2013, click here.]

[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.]

p.s. I now write sometimes here, and sometimes here, and you can sometimes find me here or here. I often keep things current over here and here.




5 thoughts on “about”

  1. Just reading that made me cry…I feel honored to part of your process and send the most love and respect one can garner for another. I look forward to keeping tabs knowing that you are raising the spiritual vibration of the planet as you traverse the next few months in Costa Rica. ❤ B Well

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words! This blog has been quite the emotional struggle — so many highs and lows — but I’m grateful others are finding inspiration and encouragement 🙂 Thank you!

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