In just a few short months I will be graduating from college. It’s crazy, I know. Following my walk down to get my diploma, I will be leaving the the safety of Murray and spend the next 2 years living out of a suitcase. I am a nomad, jumping from state to state and country to country with a vision to love people and write good stories.
It’s an exciting time, and I do not take the privilege and responsibility of travel for granted. The world is in front of me, and I plan to make the most of it.
While I will be rootless for the following months and years, I still look back to Kentucky as my home. With this in heart, I plan to take a bit of home with me in form of a tiny needle-felted Alpaca, made on a farm near my home across the river from Cincinnati. I named the Alpaca Frances and for the past year, Frances dances above my dashboard on my long road trips to and from the places I call home.
To keep those who are close to my heart updated and the internet informed of my whereabouts, I will post pictures of Frances and his adventures as he travels the world with me. Primarily you will see candid shots of Frances on my Instagram, but from time to time he his travel stories will be chronicled on bloomingashes.org.
These next years are going to be tough and challenging, but also wonderful and beautiful. I am excited to learn more about the nature of this world, to then write and share with you the wonders I experience. Truly, the best is yet to come.
Note: Frances is at the Murray State Library, tucked in my Scottish pink purse, waiting for our next trip to begin.