Before we get any deeper into 2018, I want to say a deep and heartfelt thank you to all the people who supported me, digitally and in person, this past year – and there were a LOT of you. My motto for the longest time has been “leap and the net will appear” – but I’m not sure I really believed it until I finally took the hugest leap of my life, and wow, so many people appeared to cheer me on! You helped make 2017 a truly transformative year for me, and I am grateful beyond words…. Mwah!
I also want to do a special shout out to the friends, old and new, who hosted me as I traveled up and down the west coast last year. The folks below provided me with creature comforts – a driveway or curbside parking, an electrical hookup, usually a cold adult beverage and a hot meal, and occasionally the hot shower that changed everything. But even more important was the universally warm welcome, and the opportunity to reconnect with people from wildly different parts of my life, some of whom – Holly Harvey, Anne Waddell, omg! – I hadn’t seen since we were kids.
Whether they hosted me overnight or for longer or multiple stays, these folks made such a difference for me as I learned the ropes of living and traveling in a tiny house on wheels. Thanks for helping me find a sense of “home” on the road. HUGE LOVE to all of you!
Laine Kenneller Baker and Audra Baker, Sacramento
Gary and Carla Brading, Fresno
Kelly Anne Brown, Costa Mesa
April Bullock, Riverside
Marisol de la Cadena, Davis
Laura Grindstaff and Ryken Grattet, Davis
Holly Harvey, King City
The Langdon-Nies Crew (Emily, Charles, Julie & Renee), Merced
Judith Magee, Palm Desert
Molly McCarthy, Davis
Maureen Reed, Portland, OR
Annie Waddell Rodman, Morro Bay
Michele Baltezar Rossi, Capitola
Amy Sprengelmeyer, Deer Island, OR
Carolyn Thomas, Davis
Julie Gould Watchie, Auburn, WA