The trilogy I wrote shattered all of my comfort zones that I was hiding behind. Despite the challenges, interruptions, and late-night writing sessions, I poured my heart and soul into this story. My characters and their journeys the central focus. How their stories unfolded surprised even me. Writing this trilogy taught me many lessons. But the most important one, is that I finally realized that I cannot exist without writing.
I applied to be part of our local cultural arts program. My goal? To get out of my comfort zone and just hit submit. I didn’t care if I was selected. Everything has changed for me as a photographer, as a creator, as a human, in the last 11 months.
The post is an intimate recollection of a woman’s trip to California to reunite with her husband who had been away for an extended work trip. The author’s narrative spans across a number of days, encompassing moments of excitement where she details visiting tourist spots including Lombard Street, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the beautiful redwoods. However, alongside the joys, she also confronts the transient nature of existence when a friend’s husband suddenly passes away, underscoring the importance of cherishing every moment in the present.
As part of earning an adult scout badge, and as part of my own personal journey, I backpacked 16 – 18 miles with amazing company, with beautiful views, and the biggest lesson I learned, is to always make sure you have at least 2 extra socks before your trip. Oh, and I learned that I can do anything I put my mind too. I went in to the forest one version of me, and left with a whole new appreciation of, well, everything. Even the history behind how Lewis River Trail, became Lewis River Trail.
Nearly 7 hours and 5,999 words later – Synopsis: What started as a simple way to learn runes, has transformed my life in unexpected ways. Vibe Time has become part of my identity and I look forward to it every single day. 132 days later and I have embraced who I am. Who I have always been.
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