Austrian Adventures!

I arrived on Friday, 4/13/18. After settling in to my AirBNB (a lovely little studio apartment, just a short walk from the central city area) and picking up a few groceries from the store next door, I met up with Allison at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the Innere Stadt.

Over the next several days, we explored the tourist sights, enjoyed lots of Viennese foods & wine, relaxed in the park, and tried to speak German.  Photos to follow!

 

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Edinburgh retreat

I have returned, and I couldn’t be happier. I just returned from a hike up to Arthur’s Seatt, in Holyrood Park. A brisk wind burning my cheeks, the muddy hike surrounded by stinging nettles and dogs running loose with wanton joy: I feel reinvigorated!

Project Yosemite

Yosemite HD II from Project Yosemite on Vimeo.

I’m in love with this… it makes me want to drop everything I’m doing, go west, and just experience life. I miss experiencing life… right now I feel like I’m just “getting through this” – except I realized I’ve been getting through this for the last 3 years and will be for the next 4-5. This is no longer a want, it’s a need.

My heart aches to explore. I yearn for my body to beg me to stop, and keep going until I don’t even want to make my boil-to-eat meal-in-a-bag. I want to sleep under the stars and be just a little bit scared of that rustling 20 yards to my right. I want to wake up at 6am with this sun, ready for the day, not knowing if I’ll spontaneously swim in a stream or perch in a tree or share my  delicious meal-in-a-bag with. I want to go to bed a little after dusk, feeling my aching legs and full belly while listening to the crackles of a dying fire and crickets. I want, I need, I devour. Someday soon.