To tell you the truth I’m not sure what to say or do here anymore. Originally I started this blog to cover my hiking. I wanted family and friends that supported me to be able to follow along and know how I was doing. With people then asking ‘ what are you doing next’, I transitioned over into daily stuff then about working at the ski resort. The second season at Alpine Meadows ski resort was not planned but I was excited and intended to share the experience. To say the least things did not go as planned and the season was tiring and stressful.
Time and time again I would come up with posts and then realize I was just venting. Even I wasn’t interested in rehashing the daily trails. I toyed with the idea of just ditching the blog all together. (It wouldn’t be the first time. I’ve had three other blogs, one anonymous, one on cycling and one on cooking that I ditched. See old post here from 2011, not much has changed.) Anyway, with working 10 hour days, being tired and having other things to attend to, well the list of reasons was long.
Then the coronavirus hit.
With the loss of my job and the quarantining all of a sudden I had a whole lot of time on my hands. It was really fun to participate in the CDTC Virtual Trail Days! (It’s going on throughout April, check it out). I always find it funny when people are interested in me or what I’m doing. Nobody’s reading this blog was a reason to stop. During the Trail Days Q&A I was reminded that that doesn’t matter. I do the things I do because that is just me, living my life. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, this blog was never about followers, likes, sponsors or what people think. I live a weird crazy life, always have, long before the internets.
I like my little wandering chardonnay blog. I’m keeping it. I’ll post when I can. Thing is my life is my life, it’s not ‘content’. I’m not a brand to be promoted. This coronavirus “reset” reminded me if this all goes away I’ll still just be a girl living her crazy life.
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That’s right! You are just one girl living your life and some of us love to travel along with you for a ways. You don’t need to entertain. Just be you and be now and thanks for letting us in!
I just discovered you and I am so inspired. I’m 41 and have been dreaming about hiking the PCT. I figured it was a long shot since I’m already in my 40’s (and not terribly athletic), but then I found you! I’m so excited to read through your blog. Who knows what the future holds! Thank you for being you!
Glad you found my site!! If you can dream it, you can do it! I hardly would call myself athletic, I still huff and puff up every hill. Let’s face it, it’s just challenging walking! We may not get the headlines or magazine covers but us over 40 babes are out there rockin the trail. Go after that dream….one step at a time! Checkout Susan Alcorn’s book We’re in the Mountains, Not over the Hill: Tales and Tips from Seasoned Women Backpackers. Happy Trails!