Guess what? I finished hiking. I made it to the border and I hiked tearfully into Canada on the 21st of September. I am, after several days of travel in cars and busses, goodbyes, feasting on town foods and hugs, now snuggly in the bosom of my fair Rose City, Portland.
My reality is: that I am homeless and quite low on money at this point. I have a few things laid out in front of me and the foremost is work, so that I can earn money to live, create and relocate. Work is hopefully taking the shape of dog walking and working part time as an employee of the business I partially own and separated from to go hike (crazy right? it feels weird and that's another story). I have an awkward living situation, but it's working out. I'm safe and I get good sleep. No regular access to a shower, but I'm working on that.
My hands are itching to write about this hike. It changed me, as I knew taking this radical life shift and diving head first into the unknown would. I want to turn this writing into a book and I realized I wouldn't really be able to do that without support.
So, I created a Patreon account. You support me and I give back. A harmonious reciprocal relationship between me and you. Patreon is an amazing tool for creative folks to get support for their work and that's what I am needing right now during this transitional time. It also enables me to interact directly with those interested in supporting me, which I really like! It connects us. I have options ranging from $1-$15, whatever suits your fancy.
Blog posts will be rolling out here very soon. I won't talk about all the details of my Patreon account, I'll let you explore that on your own and you can read a short and more thorough story of why I started it over on my page.
I'm so excited to write about this y'all.
PS: If Patreon ain't your thing, I have a simple donation button over here.
PPS: You are all wonderful, beautiful and amazing. Thank you for supporting me, thank you for being here to witness my story. Truly.