Here I am in Ecuador, with the most wonderfully gaudy sweater I could find at the local market. I suppose this picture sums me up, well part of me at least, pretty well. I love to travel and to explore wild places. I have pretty terrible taste in clothing, but I’ve reached an age at which I don’t care so much anymore.
I have lived on three continents, four countries, and eight states. My mother thinks I should pick a place and stay, but something keeps pulling me onward. I had a moment recently, when I realized that at my age, 34, I am very likely nearing the halfway point of my life. That thought is terrifying because there is so much living I have yet to do. There are so many places/animals/interesting people to see, so many foods/adventures/books to consume. I know I can do or see it all, but I want to give it a good try while I have the mobility and energy to keep moving.
I love poetry, cooking, yoga, travel, books (to read, hold, and smell), science, nature, hiking, art, and much more. I may touch on some of these things in the near-ish future, but for now I will leave it at that.
My Online Self
Here are some public places I can be found online:
- Twitter: carolyn_stice
- Slack: carolyn_stice
- Diigo: crstice
- Aurasma: crosestice
My private presence isn’t so easily measured. I am a reader of news articles and click-bait, a taker of polls, and a viewer of cat pictures, etc. I am a researcher and a traveler. I suppose some tension exists between my role as a voyeur versus my role as a seeker of knowledge, and although I’m sure someone is storing a record of all my web-traffic, I do not, personally, know quite how to measure it.
My Summer Goals
- Organize my house, room by room.
- Do a great “stuff”purge.
- Read one poetry collection a week.
- Write every day, preferably creatively.
- Teach my kids to ride their bikes.
- Clean out my freezer.
- Start my own business.
- Finish my vegetable garden.
- Xeroscape my yard.
- Go on two hikes a week, of at least 4 miles per hike.
Things I’d Like to Learn
- To play an instrument.
- To use power tools well.
- To sew really well.
- To identify all of the medicinal herbs in my area and use said herbs.
- To do crow pose in yoga.
- To make a really good croissant.
- To speak French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese.
- To do a cartwheel.
- To work with clay.
- To identify all the birds in my area.