About Acadian Soul
Update: May 2013
The journey continues. I relocated to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I grew up in a city about 25 miles from here, and have spent the better part of my adulthood living and working in this area. Concerns about the health and wellbeing of aging parents, and the need to stabilize my bank account of 18 months of travel and rediscovery have been the prime motivators in this decision.
I find that my perspective on where I live and how I live my life have changed more dramatically than I realized as I go through the process of taking my belongings out of storage and reconnect with family and friends. Good changes, right changes, necessary (for me) changes. I’m not sure where this blog goes from here, but I hope to continue it in some form. Thank you to everyone who has “travelled” with me these last two years.
This blog is about my personal journey to reconnect with life after the death of my husband more than five years ago. Walking and photography have been a big part of my “reconnection” and healing process, so many photographs and stories of my hikes appear on this blog.
In 2011 I moved from Pennsylvania to spend a year living on Mount Desert Island near Acadia National Park; a place that I had visited many times over the years. It has always been a place of healing for me. Hence the name “Acadian Soul”. No matter where I am, I will always feel that Acadia is a part of me, and that hopefully the beauty, peace and inspiration of this place is reflected in how I approach and live my life regardless of where I might be physically.
Currently I am living near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, working on writing a book of essays on loss, learning from loss, and reconnecting with life after loss. The journey, the learning, the process of healing continues. I hope you will choose to join me on that journey.