I recently left Boston, and my 9-5 office job. I packed my entire life into a 10×16 storage POD that I then surrendered to strangers. I brought the important dregs of that life (birth certificates, favorite mugs, my headlamp, etc) along with my dog and myself, down to Virginia Beach, a place I have onlyContinue reading “Before the hurricane”
It’s finally here. My last night in my favorite city, a city I’ll leave behind tomorrow afternoon. I don’t really know how to feel, to be honest, but I’m full of words, so maybe typing them will help sort it out. When my mom and I drove cross-country from Arkansas to get here, it wasContinue reading “Last night in Boston”
It’s been a while since…a lot of things. Since I took my camera out for a spin. Since I last went hiking. Since I last blogged. It’s also been a while since I shared plans to leave Boston for a new job and a new adventure…and I won’t lie, it’s been a looong wait toContinue reading “Hike 21 of the #52hikechallenge: Last time at Ward Reservation”
Boston was the perfect rebound relationship. It was big, messy, gorgeous, full of new sights and smells and a blissful anonymity; no one cares, walking down a busy Boston street, if I don’t have a boyfriend, if I screwed up at work, or even if I’m having a bad hair day.
Two years ago, Mt. Monadnock kicked my ass. So, when a break in the heat was forecast, and with an office-mate eager to join, it only seemed fitting to try again. We set out “early” from Boston, in an effort to beat what we knew would be big crowds. We only marginally succeeded, but onContinue reading “Hike 20 of the #52hikechallenge: Mount Monadnock”