Week 3 on the Camino
Apr16

Week 3 on the Camino

Day 15: The weather today was great so we knew we needed to take advantage of it and cover some distance. We stopped by an outdoor bar that Eric told us about because he stopped the day before. The bar owner was friendly and gave us watermelon which was delish. The walk was uneventful but I did start a new book called Rejection Proof. I thought it was appropriate learning the recent disappointment of getting the full time job. Very...

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6 Years, Grief After Suicide
Apr13

6 Years, Grief After Suicide

Today I celebrate life. It is a choice I make every year on April 13th. This is the first time since Sean’s suicide that the 13th has fallen on a Friday, like it did in 2012 when he took his life. I also write this blog to reflect on my journey. After it happened, I wanted to run and hide. I did in a sense when I lived in my jeep for months. I couldn’t shake the shame and guilt. I also felt ashamed that Sean had given me a...

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Week 2 on the Camino
Apr10

Week 2 on the Camino

Day 8: I broke down on so many levels today. I was up before anyone this morning and all I could think about is how Matty was doing back home. I am waiting to hear about a full time position and it isn’t looking good. On top of that we have to move in May and again in July. It is all fine with me but Matty is struggling. It breaks me down. I want to take action and find a new apartment and email to find out about the jobs. In...

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Week 1 on the Camino
Mar31

Week 1 on the Camino

Day 1: So today started out at 7am. At least the walking. I started by myself but quickly had someone on my heels. He stayed there till I sat to switch shoes. A German guy who asked if everything was ok. I started out in hiking shoes today and about 1 hour in, realized I needed to switch to runners. I skipped breakfast where I was staying because it was bread and jam. My attempt to be “healthy”. So I stopped at the first...

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I Don’t Have the Answers
Mar14

I Don’t Have the Answers

Well… I leave in a week for my 500 mile journey. The unknown is terrifying and we want to control so many aspects of our life. If there is one thing I have learned it is that life is uncontrollable. This trip is about focusing on life. I recently was back in the US and received the questions “why? why would you want to travel that far and leave the comfort of home?”,¬† “if you’re not religious, why would...

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The Way – Camino de Santiago
Feb21

The Way – Camino de Santiago

It is a pilgrimage that I plan to take in exactly 1 month from today. A trip of 500 miles across the north of Spain. The Way is known as the Camino de Santiago. It is a walk that will take me around 30 days. There are no rules about how far I must walk every day or at what pace I must go. The trail is well marked and will be directing me to my physical destination. It is also well supported as more than 300,000 people do this...

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