I like breakfast, pizza, mountains, books, copious amounts of coffee, writing, and the outdoors. I am intuitive, engaging, witty, sarcastic, fun, I am a lot of fun. Crowds are not my thing and small talk is kind of torture. I am constantly growing, learning and expanding. Oh. And sense of humor. Never discount the importance of a good sense of humor. Photography is a big hobby of mine. Road trips. Back roads. I’m okay when there is no WiFi or phone signal. I believe in kindness, above all, kindness. Integrity. And truth. Even when the truth is most uncomfortable. I believe there are really good people out there. And I believe the only thing that endures is change. I am originally from Chicago. I have lived in Europe and in the Middle East. I have traveled extensively. I came to Northern California for work and fell in love with the area and decided to stay.
In 2012 I set off to Saudi Arabia, to work for one year as a Cardiovascular Critical Care Nurse. I ended staying for two years and 3 months. I am originally from Chicago, IL USA. In 2014 when I returned to the USA from the Middle East I decided to take a road trip out West… And I never left. I bought a house in the California mountains. Arnold, California: Elevation 4000ft, population (according to the 2010 census) 3843.
This blog is about that: The Adventure
I am an introvert with extrovert qualities. Which, I have learned has an actual name, an ambivert n. a person who is intermediate between an extrovert and an introvert. I do not like small talk just for the sake of talking. I love a good talk/debate on subjects of substance. I do not like noise. I do not need the TV or radio on at all times. I read, a lot, books on all sorts of subjects.
Sometimes I feel as if I should have been born as a cat. I do not need a pack to roam. And I have roamed, as you will see throughout the blog. But I am perfectly content to stretch, laze about, nest and settle as well.
So I invite you to come join me on this adventure. I don’t have all the answers but I promise some fun in trying to figure them out. I don’t know where I am going, or where this blog is going, but I promise you it will not be boring while we figure it out together…
“How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.”
“My alone feels so good. I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.”
~ Warsan Shire