Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mt. Kilimanjaro and other life stuff

Day 3 on Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania; Courtesy of teammate Michelle D.
Life has been full, y'all.
One moment I'm writing about how I'll be hiking East Tennessee trails all summer. The next thing I know, I'm getting off Mt. Kilimanjaro in October. And now, we're eight weeks from the end of 2014. Um, what? Not sure what happened there but there's been a lot of life-living in between.

My inner writer over the last few months has often lamented my neglect of this blog. I meant to write and all. But a strange thing has happened: I haven't quite figured out how to distill into bite-sized chunks all the good and hard and beautiful and strange and amazing things that have found their way into my life these last few months. So, I just...stopped writing. Publicly, anyway. But I've been journaling. A lot. And processing. And learning. And living.

Lots of stories to tell and posts to be written. For now, I'll leave you with what is perhaps my favorite photo from this fall. The above was taken on Mt. Kilimanjaro. I climbed the mountain with 23 other Americans in early October as a way to raise money for a Compassion International water project to bring clean water to a community in Arusha, Tanzania. Definitely not your average fundraiser. It was one of the most butt-kicking and awesome experiences of my life. Here's a bit more about the trek.

Thank you for stopping by. I'll be back again soonish.