Hiking, Trail Review

Trail Review – Lewis & Clark Pt. 2

Its review time!  Yes, this is the same trail as the last trail review, but there are a few differences in this experience. They are, with details to follow: I was soloI hiked the smaller, 5.7 mile loopIt was my first time using my new REI daypackPart of this hike was in the dark -… Continue reading Trail Review – Lewis & Clark Pt. 2

journal, Life, Uncategorized

Acknowledging Anxiety

Anxiety is something that I have been paying attention to within myself a lot recently, and am also realizing how extremely common it is to be living on some plane of anxiety. I know I’ve had it for years, but its always felt like something I was able to manage, and nip in the bud.… Continue reading Acknowledging Anxiety

Hiking, travel

Adventure alert!

Hear ye hear ye! I'm taking a week off in June! I put my foot down, and decided to actually make adventure a priority. I haven't decided what its going to be - it could be a staycation with day hikes outside of STL, or it could be a week of camping in a National… Continue reading Adventure alert!

journal, Life

Journal Post 4 – 2022

Well, hello April! It might still be chilly outside, but we’re in the midst of my favorite time of year! I love the chill in the air with the warm sun approaching, life coming back with green growing, birds singing, and rain falling to nourish all of it. My ceiling might be leaking….. but that’s… Continue reading Journal Post 4 – 2022

journal, Life

Journal Post 3 – 2022

Well, here I am! I’m now 32 years old, and have had a few realizations so far this week!  Firstly, and this is not to say I’m COMPARING my life to my parents now, but there’s a surreal feeling to being the age they were when significant things happened in our lives. 30 is how… Continue reading Journal Post 3 – 2022


30s in Covid, 30s in Life

Hey there hi there!  Well, 4 days from when this is posted is my 32nd birthday! This is a bit weird to get into, because while in a general sense I’m loving my 30s, its also been the hardest time of my life.  My 30th birthday, March 20, 2020, was the first official day of… Continue reading 30s in Covid, 30s in Life

Trail Review

Trail Review – Lewis & Clark

A few days ago I completed hike 3 of the 52 Hike Challenge 2022!  As I work through this challenge, I thought it might be nice to review these trails in the hopes that it will encourage others to get out there, and to help me reflect more on my experiences. I’m sure these reviews… Continue reading Trail Review – Lewis & Clark

journal, Life

Journal Post 2 – 2022

Wowza! Hello! Well, this year hasn’t started off quite how I thought it would. Not to say its been bad, but, unexpected. Today is March 4th. That means two months have already blown by, and I haven’t spent time doing much of what I thought I would.  “I thought”. That’s already come up a few… Continue reading Journal Post 2 – 2022

fitness, Hiking

52 Hike Challenge 2022

Happy New Year! Its now the year 2022. The year I get back to Roaming With Purpose, and exploring the world on my terms. One of the things I mentioned in my last post is the 52 Hike Challenge! This is how I plan on dedicating time for myself to spend time out in my… Continue reading 52 Hike Challenge 2022