Wannabe on the Trail: Inspired by LOTRs

Well, the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings inspired a lot of my life choices. “Speak friend and enter.” (If you get that reference comment the answer 😉 Not all those who wander are lost— Bilbo Baggins. My grandmother had a copy of the Hobbit on her bookshelf. Although, we didn’t get along— too muchContinue reading “Wannabe on the Trail: Inspired by LOTRs”

New Year, (semi) New Me

I haven’t posted in the last few days– holidays, weddings, and driving through a winter storm had my attention focused elsewhere. I’ve also been working on finishing up a couple of books for the Pennington Book Project, Perry the Pet Pig and the Barely Revised Edition of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways book. I’m hopingContinue reading “New Year, (semi) New Me”

Snow Squall… WTF?

We had a snowsquall on December 15– what the heck is a snowsquall you ask? A cold, miserable whiteout with a time limit. Howling wind, blowing snow, and a massive temperature change. It went from almost 48 degrees down to 25 degrees. While it was a “cool” experience it made me long for warmer days.Continue reading “Snow Squall… WTF?”

Wannabe on the Trail: Fitness

I have a hard time with my weight—especially after having my baby—who’s now a toddler. I’m thinking I might YouTube my weight loss journey. I also plan on posting updates on here as well. I’m going to start documenting my weight loss journey for two reasons—accountability and because I searched for someone like me andContinue reading “Wannabe on the Trail: Fitness”

Wannabe on the Trail: Winter’s Here

Well, at least it’s not snowing…yet. Woke up to a -3 day. Not my favorite thing. But I need to get over it. I don’t want fall into the same patterns I do every winter were I binge watch stuff, or read, under a blanket and not go outside. I want to see if suckingContinue reading “Wannabe on the Trail: Winter’s Here”

Baby Wipes & Day Hikes: Big Spring Trail

I got to go home over Thanksgiving. I had a week to show my son around my hometown, hunt, spend time with family, and hike. Hunter has been there back in February but that was a quick trip and we didn’t do a lot of exploring. I should have planned two weeks. However, we gotContinue reading “Baby Wipes & Day Hikes: Big Spring Trail”

Take a Hike

It’s National Take a Hike Day! And I had to work… and I’m taking a shift on the ambulance so I have to be ready to respond. So no hikes for me… Dammit. But if you have a chance, go take a hike! Well, because I didn’t plan this well we’re doing a #waybackwednesday post.Continue reading “Take a Hike”

Wannabe on the Trail: Influencing

I’ve been thinking a lot lately— inspired by a documentary. Imagine that. Anyways, I watched Fake Famous. It’s an interesting look at how we view influencing and a social experiment into how to become a mega influencer. I related the most with Chris but I don’t think I deserve to be famous in the sameContinue reading “Wannabe on the Trail: Influencing”

Return to Girl, Take a Hike

I really want to go hike on a beach somewhere. It’s been an insane week already. It’s also starting to get cold. I don’t like it. Well, I do but it’s a weird toxic love hate relationship with cold weather. The snow makes it so pretty. Luckily, we only had a little light dusting ofContinue reading “Return to Girl, Take a Hike”

Write—A—Ween

Hey folks! Fall is starting to wither a little bit here—we’re already getting calls for snow but right now it’s misty and dreary. Perfect Halloween weather—or perfect Halloween writing weather. So, I’m starting my own writing prompt for the two weeks leading up to Halloween. #writeaween