I have followed the coffeeneuring challenge for probably 2 or 3 years now and have wanted so badly to participate.
This is the first year I am not in school - not rushing around and having time to actually enjoy small moments. Getting up at 5am not because I have to finish a paper but because I want to lounge around drinking coffee. SO COFFEENEURING IT IS!
(More details on this challenge here!)
On the way back home to Minneapolis after a weekend visiting my mama up in northern Wisconsin I found myself day dreaming in the car of future adventures and my next life.
My heart aches for the dirtbag adventurer lifestyle...
I want to buy an adventure van to live in - oh how cliche - I don't even care. Rack inside for gear, small desk area for photo editing and camera equipment, bikes on back, kayak//canoe on top. Traveling through the American West and beyond. Visiting National Parks, exploring mountains, climbing areas well beyond my current skill level, and getting lost.
Guzzling down coffee in small back road diners regardless of the quality. Writing - stories, articles, blogposts, journals, letters and emails to mom & dad. Running my own business and working for myself. Re learning to love watercolor and all art. Experiencing. Gaining knowledge and qualifications.
Living on my own terms.