My Story

Greetings and welcome! My name is Michelle. I am a single woman in my mid-50’s and I call Washington home. This web site exists as I plan to spend most of 2019 on “walkabout”. In fact, I left Pullman, WA at 7:00 am on Thursday, April 18, 2019. It was a gloriously sunny day. The Jeep had 33,654.5 miles traveled.

The day I left!

Since June of 2018 I have been working towards this adventure. I quit my job, sold over half of my belongings, including my house, and am traveling around the US. I live on the road, out of my Jeep, in a tent. I camp, hike, explore, and volunteer. In between all that, I visit family and friends.

This web site is a place for me to talk about how I got here, offer practical advice and/or feedback, and process all of the emotions I have had as I worked towards this dream. Please, I invite you to look around and give my story a read. Heck, even leave comments and/or suggestions if you are so inclined.

That’s my girl!

I do not have all the answers, and often I have lots of questions. I did a lot of planning to get here, but that does not mean I have it all down. I am using this space to keep track of my journey, exchange feedback with others, and as a central repository for loved ones to know where I am and what I am up to.

My support team is amazing and always with me.

Cheers to you for visiting and I hope to see you on the road.

Lake Yellowstone about five months into my journey.