This is a blog about finding my own path and re-discovering my connection with Mother Nature. It’s about adventure, feminism, and my own transpersonal musings. It’s about shining my light. And of course, it’s about the unconditional love between a dog and her girl.
Adventure and self-discovery will be at the forefront of my writing, and I have been inspired by other female adventure and self-growth writers, such as Cheryl Stayed who elegantly strung words together as she took us through her Pacific Crest Trail journey in Wild and the uniquely but equally poetic Jennifer Phar Davis in Becoming Odyessa. I’m still learning to write with such beauty, but what I can do is talk from the heart. I’m not afraid (okay, maybe just a little) to reveal the dark cobwebs of my mind, to talk about depression, eating disorders, failed love, or untamed dreams. While I do like to write pieces that are uplifting in some manner, they aren’t always pretty. In the end, I try to write what is raw, what is human. The imperfect.
In that imperfect, my imperfect, and my dog’s imperfect, is the greatest love and bond that I have ever known. I believe that it is the beauty we find in the imperfect is the most beautiful of all. And when we except all that, that is when we can truly shine our light and let our love spring forth from the depths of our soul.
And so, Pacer has tamed* my wayward soul, though together our hearts run free.
*Because of how the word “tamed” and “untamed” is currently used, I feel the need to explain the line above as well as the quote on my home page, taken from The Little Prince, written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 1942. In terms of who I am, and who Pacer is, I would describe us as “untamed”. I’m also a huge fan of Glennon Doyle and her book “Untamed.” But what “tamed” means in the quote is not of controlling who another being is. It means that when we choose to enter in a relationship with someone, and for all of who they are, they become unique to us. There is a connection on a soul level. For anyone else who is a dog lover, you most likely love all dogs. But your dog…your dog is special to you and no other dog has that same hold on your heart. And same to them…a dog may enjoy belly rubs from any human willing to give one, but at the end of the day, they’ll always follow you home.