2 years and 4 months. That’s how long it’s been since I last posted. To give you an idea of what happened, at the end of 2012 I was living in Bolivia, volunteering at a hospital just outside of Cochabamba. I had hoped to be there for quite some time, maybe forever, but plans changed and on Christmas Eve of that year I found myself on a plane back to Washington.
Enter the next year and a half.
I worked and saved and dreamed, but after more than a year of having no income getting back on my feet was a lot harder than I expected, so I didn’t travel. In fact I’ve only been outside of the US 3 times since Bolivia. Twice to the Mexican border city of Tijuana to build houses for families in need and the third was to Canada. I haven’t gone far, obviously, and in this little travelers heart, painfully. But that isn’t to say my life isn’t full of adventure…
Last summer things started finally looking up when I loaded up my car, drove to Bellingham, and got onto a ferry bound for Alaska. I’ve been here ever since.
Why Alaska? Well, right now I’m going back to school to become a Paramedic (totally not what you expected right?). It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years but the time and setting were never right. When I’m not studying I use my free time to explore all Alaska has to offer. I currently live on the Kenai Peninsula, which is nicknamed “Alaska’s Playground.” There’s so much to do here, but unfortunately a lot closes down in the “off months” aka not tourist season, so I’m excited for May to come and all the adventure it will bring!
Mt. Redoubt as seen from my home in Soldotna. You would never guess there’s the whole Cook Inlet between us.