As a little girl, I drove my mother crazy with my insatiable curiosity. As a woman, I sheepishly apologize for it between interrogations aimed at loved ones, co-workers, bus drivers, storekeepers, cashiers, fishermen, and other citizens of the world.
A desire to see what’s around the next bend landed me in unfamiliar territory for the bulk of my adult life. Common advice for this affliction is, “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”
A minimalist at heart, I gladly took half the clothes. Exploring the world takes up the time I might otherwise trade for cash, so I found ways to do without twice the money!
In 2010, I left the U.S. for New Zealand and said I hoped I could be a nomad for at least a year. In 2019, my wanderlust finally began to wane, and a desire for community grew. While I might be transitioning to a more settled life, I hope to play servant to my inquiring mind until death do us part.
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