Melanie

I seek the wild places - on the earth, in the mind, and of the soul.I am... read more

Melanie

Bio

I seek the wild places - on the earth, in the mind, and of the soul.

I am currently the principal at a private Middle School in urban Maryland.  In early June, I will leave this well-paying job, get rid of most of my belongings, and move west with my boyfriend.  We will live out of his truck and travel around until we either run out of money or find somewhere we don't want to leave - whichever comes first!

In the meantime, I practice living as wildly as possible - from backpacking and rock-climbing to embracing the small, untamed, unsafe moments that present themselves to me every day.

My blog includes vignettes about these wild moments, along with metaphors and the lessons from nature that I pick up along the way.