Author Archives: Yvette

The Great Winter Vancation: The Pre-Trip

This is me. And that sleeping beauty behind me is Mr. Ridiculous. And we would like to formally introduce to you THE CREAKY SAUSAGE BOAT. The what?!?! Better not to ask too many questions. The Creaky Sausage Boat is going … Continue reading

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A Story About Rape

There are other things I should be doing right now, but instead, I’m compelled to tell this story. In fact, it’s something I should have done a long time ago. I don’t normally talk about politics at all, but it’s … Continue reading

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I Am Not Fearless

It is a misconception that some things require one to be fearless. Those who climb rocks, scale mountains, sleep under the stars … those who adventure beyond the norm are expected to be always strong, resilient, bold and brave. I … Continue reading

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On Backpacking

It’s always fascinating to me how carrying a pack changes the way in which I hike. Physically, as well as emotionally. I find that the weight changes the way that I step, creating a methodical, purposeful walk that carries with … Continue reading

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The Simple Life – Part 4

It certainly has been a while since I’ve written anything. In fact, I thought I’d have a lot more to say about moving into someone else’s house … Transitioning was initially a little bit rough. There is, of course, that … Continue reading

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The Simple Life – Part 3

I did it. I am moved. Sort of. I’ve officially moved out of my 1000 square foot apartment with garage, and I am officially living in a 10×13′ bedroom with a very small closet. It’s in a large house. And … Continue reading

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The Simple Life – Part 2

Downsizing is hard. Packing is hard. Moving is a hassle. This is pretty much how I’ve been feeling every single time I walk through my front door. As such, I have been avoiding walking through my front door. It’s not … Continue reading

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