I am an adventurer!
- a yogi
- a climber
- a hiker
- a backpacker
- a damn good dog mom
- an angler (fly fishing)
- a runner
- a mountain biker
….and this just turned into an affirmation list instead of an introduction, whoops!
I was a ballerina, and when that dream died, well, let’s just say it’s taking longer than I expected to phoenix a new dream out of those ashes. I have a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, but I’m not 100% sure what I want to do with it. I want to go to graduate school someday, but I’m not sure for what. Basically, I’m not sure about much of anything at this point. Contributing to that, I’ve also had some struggles with anxiety, depression, and disordered eating, and while I’m in recovery, I’m very much living that whole “always in recovery, never recovered” thing. Becoming an adventurer is not easy, and I seem to be taking an especially long time and having an especially hard time doing so.
When I started adventuring, I searched and searched for resources relevant to doing these activities while dealing with mental illness, and was unsuccessful. Thus, this blog was born to give the world a glimpse into what my process has been like, and if it helps even one person in the same boat, it will have been worth it.
I hope you enjoy reading some of my stories, and always feel free to contact me with feedback, or if you’d like to contribute a story.
Note: I am not a professional and encourage you to seek professional help if you’re dealing with mental illness.