Return to Pilgrim

It came out of nowhere. It was an email from my formerly scheduled summer job. I should have known something was up because the title was “Gunflint Work!” My heart raced as I started to read. “We are starting to take on staff for work starting next week. “ The email started. Wait, WHAT???? She continued,…

Amazonian!

I started working for Amazon. This is a factory sort of job in a gigantic and windowless warehouse. I have never seen or worked in a space like this. I am miles away from all that I have known or that is familiar. I am now an AMAZONIAN! The entirety of this operation blows my…

A Return to Convention

Here I am, writing in my rented room in Wisconsin. I have been off the road, I am working, we are a world in crisis. Never, ever could I have predicted THIS would be my reality. I fulfilled my vision for my first year of nomadic pilgrimage and I was starting to bring my second…

It is a Lifestyle

This post was originally written March 7, 2020. Pre-pandemic. I think it still important and relevant to the nomads of the world. May we keep the faith and work towards a return to our lifestyle of choice. Cheers! She said it in a very nonchalant sort of way, as part of our conversation. She was…

What’s Next?

I am a planner. It pains me not to know what happens next. It is hard for me to live in limbo. It is hard for me to relent control. These pandemic times are a real challenge.  Life on the road was, on the one hand, a series of plans and ideas and next steps….

Fun until it Wasn’t

I was all good. I was settling in and finding my way and happy about my choices for the next phase of my adventure. I had a plan and a timeline. It was great, and then it wasn’t. In what felt like the blink of an eye, everything changed. It was fast and unexpected and…

The Crisis Continues

So, here we are. Sequestered away in our homes, in our communities, and in our own little worlds. Many of us are out of work, displaced, confused, surprised when the rug was pulled out from under the feet of our lives. Some of us struggle, some are taking advantage, some refuse to comply, and others…

Ever Changing World

And so here we are, up to our eyeballs and ear canals in a virus pandemic. And here I am, currently at 8700 feet above sea level in the mountains of Colorado. During the fulfillment of my duties, I spent hours today driving. I covered a myriad of terrain, weather and sights. I have been…

Time to Chime In

Right now, as I type this, the world is freaking out as a new virus takes hold. Social media has, once again, changed the way we receive information. Hell, it has changed the way we react, too. It literally has changed everything.  I have debated if or when or what to write during this time…

Here is a Thing

I currently struggle with too much free time. Too much time that is not scheduled or committed or filled. I currently have nothing that I have to do. I struggle with time that does not tell me what I am supposed to do or when or how. Open ended, hours and hours of time. I…