Sunstruck Blog: The Archives

This site originally began as a blog as I was going through a bad breakup back in 2015. Writing has always helped me process my emotions and move forward, so I used the blog as a way to cope and to keep myself accountable for the ways that I wanted to use the energy of that breakup to forward and better my life. I have learned and experienced a great deal since then, and I hold firm that this blog was a big reason for that. Here are those archived posts, chronicling the becoming of a new woman after heartbreak through travel, trying new things, and pushing myself to be better and happier in every aspect of life. In that time, I discovered yoga and rock climbing (both of which I am still into today), began a tradition with my dad to visit the national parks together yearly, traveled abroad to Thailand and Iceland, lost the only two grandparents I’d ever known, pushed myself out of my comfort zone by taking improv classes, landed my dream job, and came back to myself after what felt like a long time of surviving but not thriving. The blog concluded as I began my Appalachian Trail thru-hike in March of 2018, only 2.5 years after this blog began.


Hello, new and old friends! The beginnings of a blog. 

Vicious goats and world-famous coffee: A weekend in Seattle

Being alone doesn’t have to mean being lonely

Yogi for a month

Sitting serenely in silence: Learning about sustainable urban agriculture

Be kind to you

Not quite like mom’s, but close

To sleep, perchance to dream

A dinosaur in sneakers: Halloween in Salem, MA

Goodbye booze, hello kale

Chocolate for breakfast, chocolate for dinner

The good, the bad, and the lessons from both

Reflections (someone is feeling mighty cheerful today)

Oh, the places you’ll go!

I’m a hummingbird!

My time is mine

Time to spice things up

When things fall into place

Striking a balance

Is winter over yet? 

Goodwill to the people!

Full steam ahead

A new kind of journey

The wild, wild west

Will you accept this rose? 

Mountains and tall trees and bear tracks, oh my!

Welcome (back) to the jungle

It’s about that time again

Snowy adventures and my secret spot

My return to Insanity (the good kind)

Zombie attack? No prob. 

The land before time

The seven year itch: why I quit my job to hike the Appalachian Trail

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