Survival Over Surrender
Real stories from victims of extraordinary circumstances who chose to survive
I recently did an interview with Gale Straub of She-Explores.com. The episode is called After the Wildfire and talks about my plans to thru-hike the Oregon Coast Trail in the summer of 2020. Survival Over Surrender is mentioned in the episode too! You can listen to the episode here. I highly encourage you to subscribe to the podcast on your listening platform of choice. It’s excellently produced and the content, wisdom, and inspiration contained in…Read More
Most of the time there’s nothing we can do about it. When my entire neighborhood was lost in the 2017 Northern California Wildfires, no one saw it coming. I don’t live in the middle of the forest. I’m in a residential neighborhood. That shit just doesn’t happen!Read More
I’ve never been good at accepting help. Call it pride, call it stubbornness, but it’s one of my biggest faults. In college, I literally failed courses because I thought that going to my professor to tell him or her that I was struggling meant that I was admitting I was weak. We all suffer from this to some extent, but I am ashamed to admit that it took me 34 years to learn my lesson.Read More
When you’ve lost everything in a fire, you kind of want to punch Marie Kondo in the face. Going through your personal belongings and only keeping what sparks joy? How about when you have to go to Safeway to buy a pair of leggings just so you can have something to wear other than pajama pants?
Screw sparking joy. I just want some underwear.Read More
Strength and perseverance has always come easy to me. I’ve always been a ‘glass half full’ kind of person. To be fair, I haven’t had the hardest life, but I can usually find a very clear path forward whenever the universe decides to make things interesting.
The universe lately has had one sick sense of humor.Read More