Relationships. Hard.

Ok, I know, I know, relationships are anything but easy. But how hard is too hard? I'm a Taurus and my partner is an Aries. A bull and a ram. Earth and Fire. Bound to be a challenge, for sure. The love and romance is so intensely beautiful and wonderful, but it sits on the edge of a blade at all times.

A New Perspective

I am going forth with the material for this blog at the risk of offending my new friend, Greg.  However, I have decided that, when it comes to connecting genuinely with other human beings, and that is my intention with this blog, and everything that I do for that matter, it is more important to be honest and authentic than it is to be polite. And that, I am confident, is a sentiment he would agree with.

Solo with a Subi Through the West Macdonnell Ranges (Part 3)

Being alone at night in the wilderness makes me anxious. I keep looking over my shoulder into the darkness, expecting to see god knows what, a crazy man coming at me from the bushes? In Canada, there are real things to be afraid of, like bears, and cougars. Here... not so much. Always when the morning comes, I realise that the fear was the most dreadful part of the evening.

Solo with a Subi through the West Macdonnell ranges (Part 2)

Well I am dang happy I chose to sleep in the car last night because it rained heaps! And even though I was completely alone in the campground, I felt strangely exposed. I hung my makeshift curtain, seemingly pointlessly. I know if I was with someone else I wouldn't have done it. It was muggy inside the car, having to keep the windows closed to keep the bugs and the rain out. But I slept a lot better than I expected. I felt anxious about being “out there” all alone. But still managed to drift off relatively easily, and according to my sleep app, it was a very restful night. For someone with sleep issues, this is a big WIN!

Solo with a Subi through the West Macdonnell Ranges (Part 1)

Independence is a skill I've had to learn. Calling my man one last time before heading off out of mobile range, I was so sad knowing that I couldn't even talk to him for five whole days. Pathetic, I know! My natural inclination is towards codependancy. It's one of the reasons I've committed to myself that I need to get away on my own on a regular basis, at least once per year, and preferably camping. It forces me out of my introvert comfort zones and teaches me to "woman up" and solve problems on my own.

Adaptation

We've all heard it before. The only constant in life is change. We're all too familiar with the annoying way that life throws us the most colourful curveballs at the most unexpected times. And yet I still struggle to make friends with change.