Three answers to three questions nobody asked:

Q: Why should I read this blog?
A: You probably shouldn’t. There is definitely something better you could be doing.

Q: What makes you think you are qualified to write a blog?
A: Nothing. But lucky for me, I didn’t have to take an “Are You Fit To Blog?” test, apply for anything or get approval from anyone. Turns out, much like politics, anyone can do it.

Q: Why are you writing this blog?
A: This is a two-parter.

1. BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO. I’ve entered this crazy weird point in my life where I feel like I am losing it, or maybe just figuring it out, and what better way to handle it than by having other crazies validate your craziness? I mean, I know I am not the only thirty-somethingish in the world who is in negative rush to get hitched, probably because I have a mutual agreement with The Children to never be their parent, and I am completely unaware of any biological clock ticking (Broken? Dead batteries? Wasn’t installed with one at birth? Hard to say…now other people’s kids, that’s the ticket), who is leaving an incredibly stable career (in this economy?!) because they were inspired by this stupid sticker with even stupider clichés found on the ground whilst drunk one day (okay, one morning) at SXSW in Austin, Texas:

Quit Your Day Job
See The World
Fall In Love
Find Yourself

Ugh. I know.

2. Because when I Quit said Day Job (March 2014!) and leave to See The World (March 2014!), my dear little sister will worry about me every day, and since my one pet peeve is repeating myself (which is pretty much the WORST pet peeve, for a fast-talking mumbler, who slurs every word, to have), I figured this was the best solution to communicate with her, and my two other guaranteed loyal followers (you know who you are). If I don’t post at least once a week, assume I am dead, get your ass to my house, and remove all of the shit we discussed that under NO circumstances, can anyone else see. Ever.

Disclaimer: I have so much left to be about. Don’t be judgey-wudgey before I’ve finished being me.

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23 thoughts on “about

  1. Just found your blog through the wonder of Instagram. I have to say I am so inspired by your trekking. I have been dreaming of trekking for more than 20 years and seriously think it’s part of my future. Thanks for writing and paving the way for a dreamer like me. 😊 Happy trails!


  2. Hi Tosh!

    My name is Susan Xu and I am the content manager and chief writer at Clapway, a New York based multi-platform company that houses an extensive collection of articles, videos, and marketplace services with a focus on adventure and travel. I came across your travel blog and really enjoyed your posts. Would you potentially be interested in writing for Clapway as a contributor? If so, please email me back at sx@clapway.com. We would love to feature your work.


    Susan Xu
    Content Manager at Clapway
    195 Plymouth St #6/17
    Brooklyn, NY 11201


  3. Hi, I am new to the blogging scene and I came across your blog. Wow, what an inspiration! I really enjoy reading your posts. I wish you all the best in life.


  4. Hi! I’m seeing you’re now in Lapland, in Korvalan Kestikievari? I’m gonna be there in June, could we like talk about this? I’m pretty excited about going there! May I give you my fb or email?

    Thank you!
    PS: I loved your blog, it’s so inspiring!


  5. Hi There! I’m really excited to tell you that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I truly admire your talent as a writer and want to do my part to help shell out the recognition I feel you’re totally worthy of. Your story is inspiring!

    Should you choose to accept this award, please visit this link:
    -Copy the versatile blogger icon from this post so you can insert this into your own acceptance post.
    -Choose 7 random facts about yourself you wish to share and type these in for your readers.
    -Select your 10 favorite blogs you wish to nominate for the award, and add these as well to your post with a description of why you admire them.
    – Tell these bloggers you have nominated them for the award, and add a link.

    Please link back to my blog so I can read your acceptance speech – I already look forward to it.


  6. Hi there, my fingers brought me here I simply followed. What a candid ‘About.’ I believe the most difficult thing upon mastering the-being-honest-with-ourself hurdle, is leaping into our nerve wracking inner-sanctum and sharing these intimate expressions with others. You are welcoming others like me to travel alongside and experience places they can only imagine. I am a 50-year-old mother of 2 teens (great kids I still happen to like). When I was 30-years-old, I thought very much like you did. At 30, I happened to meet a wonderful man. To this day, I never consider myself married. I consider my matrimonial bond the greatest friendship (with a guy) I’ve ever had. Prior to that, I never gave much thought to marriage or children…and I enjoyed the dating scene most of the time. Regardless of whatever path you choose, if you have a good heart and an introspective mind you will be fine-you will make it so. You my friend, are smart enough to realize the grass is always greener on all sides.
    Safe travels and enjoy the beautiful places…
    new blogger who wishes she was in Italy sipping espresso


      1. You’re welcome. I never write anything, I wouldn’t say in person or that I didn’t believe to be true.
        Once my teens make it into college (a few years to go yet) the husband and I plan to travel, so yes, we can meet in Italy for espresso 🙂


    1. Hello! It’s always nice to discover you’re not alone out there, isn’t it? Sometimes I feel we are a dying breed, but then I realize the world is much bigger than my little home and I’m good. Happy Thanksgiving, friend!


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