I’ve logged more experience than most with simplicity and the complexity you discover inside simplicity, minimalism and asocial behavior, endurance and landscape.
Here is the truth: I think some deep wisdom inside me (a) sensed the stress, (b) was terrified for me, and (c) gave me something new and hard to focus on in order to prevent me from lapsing into a despair coma — and also to keep me from having a jelly jar of wine in my hand.
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Megan Fulwiler left a tenured position in academia to pursue universal uncertainty in Vermont, where she lives with a big man in a little house and hikes the Green Mountains with her black Lab. She is a slow runner, a fast reader, and a social-media strategist for a startup company. You can find her on Twitter: @fulwilerm.
Throughout it all, I put one foot in front of the other, watching the gray ribbon of road unspool beneath me.