Waste-free Weekends #2, #3, and #4: Spontaneous Travel and Where Things Went Wrong

This past weekend marked the final weekend of my One Month of Waste-Free Weekends challenge! If you haven’t already, I highly encourage you to check out my original post here. You can also find my recap from weekend 1, here. CHALLENGE RECAP: As you may remember, I’m a gal in the middle of a personal challenge. After learning some disheartening downright depressing facts about garbage in our National … Continue reading Waste-free Weekends #2, #3, and #4: Spontaneous Travel and Where Things Went Wrong

Waste-Free Weekend #1: What Worked, and What Flopped

This past weekend marked my first weekend of my One Month of Waste-Free Weekends challenge! If you haven’t already, I highly encourage you to check out my original post here. CHALLENGE RECAP: As you may remember, I’m a gal in the middle of a personal challenge. After learning some disheartening downright depressing facts about garbage in our National Parks, I’ve set out to change the … Continue reading Waste-Free Weekend #1: What Worked, and What Flopped

Waste-Free Weekend Warriors

A few weeks ago, while enjoying lunch outside in the finally changing PNW weather, a coworker joined me. She had the most adorable reusable napkin – white with small plants, leaves, and animals printed on it. I held up my reusable napkin – a boring, burnt orange from a pack of six – and complemented her on the conscientious and (in her case) stylish decision to … Continue reading Waste-Free Weekend Warriors

Women in the Mountains: Stop Saying Sorry

It was on the slippery bank of the Thorofare River in Denali National Park that I realized I was tired of apologies. I was on day two of a backpacking and camping trip through Alaska, traveling with a friend I’d met just a year earlier. She was an avid hiker, and we were often up for similar adventures – so when, on a whim, she … Continue reading Women in the Mountains: Stop Saying Sorry

Six-Word Memoir

If you were on the internet at any point in 2010, you’ve probably heard of the Six-Word Memoir. The six-word memoir (which is exactly what it sounds like) started in Smith Magazine’s project, “It All Changed in an Instant.” Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s legendary six-word story, “For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn,” the magazine invited readers and writers to share their life story in six … Continue reading Six-Word Memoir

2018’s Epic Adventure Gatherings

Alright, so it’s 2018! Does anyone else feel… absolutely no different? I mean, one day it’s 2017, the next day it’s 2018. I am the same person. Cleary, I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions. The way I see it, the new year is really just an opportunity to ogle the newest Women of Climbing Calendar and test how quickly I can adapt to writing … Continue reading 2018’s Epic Adventure Gatherings