Here I sit at my favorite campsites, in one of my favorite places in the world, Humboldt Redwood Forest... On yet another trip on my motorcycle. This time, I'm off to Northern Nights Music Festival, in Cooks Valley Campground, CA. It starts tomorrow, and I'm over the moon about meeting up with my up with my TRIBE!!! I’ve only been riding road legal motorcycles since February, when I bought and got licensed (only one in my class to ACE the driving exam)! That month got even better as I got let go from my job (I’ll be ok! Trust me:), pierced my septum, and started snowboarding my face off with my good buddy Eric (not so secretly competed with him for most days)-- I beat him by 1 with 41!
Since then, I’ve put almost 5k on the moto, mostly while driving the west (BEST) coast from Portland to San Diego and back. And now, I’m here, using my phone as a hotspot, tapping away at my keyboard. Did I mention I’m in one of of my favorite places in the world! The Redwoods inspire me! They remind me of how small and insignificant I am in the grand scheme of things--especially when I sleep inside an old burnt one! They're extremely quiet at night:) For me, this place is spiritual.
Being at this campground for a third time (2x in this very campsite) serves as a sore reminder that I haven’t held true to my word of posting my first blog (should have had one out by early June). To date, I have written about five blog posts, only to revise them to death--often changing the very purpose they were originally intended for. And what was supposed to be a way for me to practice my craft, tell some fun stories, connect with loved ones, and build a collection of memories, turned into a few monsters and a ghost! But I guess that’s how a lot of people feel when they put their true selves out there! I felt vulnerable (something I'm not used to), and I almost forgot I CAN and MUST express myself here.
To that end, I am posting this blog to hold myself accountable! Hell, I created a whole website to document my travels. I don’t know where I’ll end up, or what I’ll be doing, but I will sure as fuck be posting my works here on a weekly basis--tune in!
I would also like your participation--in your own way. Whether it be an edit, a thought, or a suggestion, I would love to hear it!