Guest Blog Post, Written by Audrey Jo Mills
In September 2011, nearing the completion of my 6 month contract with the US Arctic Program in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, I found myself contemplating what life held for me over the next few months. My partner was going to be working as an instructor for an outdoor adventure course in the southwest and the only thing I had firmly been tasked with was dog sitting his puppy, Pepe.
We are the epitome of modern day adventure dirt bags, moving from job to job around the world, traveling between work gigs, spending our money on gear and plane tickets, crashing on our friends’ floors, and living out of our tiny but Mighty Yaris while searching for adventure in the states. We love our life together. Having a few months off was nothing new, but this time it was different. I would be on my own for several months, had no responsibilities besides Pepe, and was looking forward to an independent adventure. (more…)