I consider myself relatively new to the world of personal blogging. This whole project has felt as if I'm heading out the door in my bikini, for that first summer swim; exposed, if you will. Everyday, my respect grows for those willing to share and post regularly. In these few short weeks, I have encountered some curve ball insecurities in making my life/writing more public. In turn, these challenges increase the value I hold in those who inspire me. Blogging takes a world of commitment especially when one is not afforded the luxury of "blogging" full time. To spread the love, here is a shout out to the bloggers I've been internet stalking this month.
A Restless Transplant: I stumbled across this blog a year ago. The author Foster Huntington has been living out his truck for the past two years roaming up and down the West coast surfing and doing cool things like building remote tree houses. He wrote a dope coffee table book, "Home is Where You Park it," you may have come across it at Urban Outfitters. He reminds me that I'm never locked in. I can choose to leave corporate America whenever I want too. *The website is down today, I'm sure he'll have it up and running soon, here is his twitter in its stead. We can't expect nomads to immediately jump to tech problems. They are busy hanging out in trees..
Ashely Neese: Wellness: Everything she is making is so healthy and lovely. It reminds me of California cuisine; full of fresh veggies and fruit. I'm looking forward to trying a couple of her recipes next week. Between my exploration with minimalism and being more public online I often find myself questioning the food I'm consuming.
Curious Meredith: I need to do some more exploring here. Last week, I signed up for this adventurer's newsletter. After the first one, I am already inspired to get out into nature. Canada isn't that far from Pittsburgh. I'm looking forward to following her summer travels and to hopefully curate some of my own travels. In my experience, Canadians are super cool and it is not just because they have similar accents to us Americans.
Handcrafted Virginia: I've been following this young lady on tumblr for probably 3 or 4 years and recently came across her actual blog. She has an amazing eye for aesthetic and style, the blogging community is lucky to have her.
Oh and of course, The Minimalist. I've already written about them here. For me, they have really nailed the lifestyle changes and motivation on the head. You'll be reading a lot more about them, the movement and their community in the future.
I hope you enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section to the right.
*All images except the one at the top (it's from my road trip to PA outside of Missoula, MT) are from the bloggers' sites themselves, mostly their about pages.