Thank you for being part of our journey.
In July, of 2017, we set out on a (planned) three month coast to coast vacation. Several things came together to make this trip a possibility, and needed adventure. It has become so much more, to us, as time goes by – as we have new experiences, tragedy strikes, new people come into our lives, and challenges placed in front of us.
I go a little more into detail on that, in my bio. But when this trip began, it purely about discovering self and revolved around personal reasons. What I didn’t take into account, was the rich experience of connecting to others – family, friends, complete strangers met along the way, and those of you that are watching from afar (living vicariously through us).
I didn’t even start recording the trip until we were about two months in. The only reason I did, was so that friends and family felt more at ease when coudn’t talk on a regular basis. This started from an Instagram page opened for privately “sharing the beautiful, insightful, silly, and fun, along the way.” It was my father who first suggested that I start making videos. So I dusted off my unused GoPro, and to my surprise I fell in love with capturing my silly doings and making short films. I was more surprised when I opened my Instagram page to the public, and got almost 900 followers withing a few weeks.
When I had people messaging me, to ask about the trip and questions about Bolt, I was honored that people connecting with what we were doing. Some that love to travel, some were animal lovers, and others were camper/adventurers. All around, whatever the reason, most enjoyed watching the adventures unfold.
So I decided to create this blog – and the ideas began to flood in on what I can do with it. It has become an excellent way for me to express myself and show my gratitude for what this trip is providing me. A sense of adventure, constant education, need to problem solve, incredible insight, and the beginning of life long friendships.
So please, dig through and enjoy. I love criticism – good and bad. It’s how we grow and become better at what we do. So, please leave your comments and ideas – and I will thoughtfully consider everything you post.
This is no longer about the adventures of Bolt and I – but something much larger – it is about you, us, spirituality, and the encouragement to eagerly face the challenges that life throws at us.