Mar 15, 2014 - Life    No Comments

The birth of Adventure Adikt

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all…

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Hi, my name is Michelle.  Welcome to my blog.

Adventure Adikt*, is my blog 3.0.  I wasn’t really sure what to do with this re-incarnation of the blog. I started blogging way back in 2005 (that one was private, but still let me get a hold on web site stuff, and picture manipulation), and at some point around 2009-10 I upgraded to a proper WordPress blog. That upgrade happened right before I set off on my big adventure around South America. I changed the name–Peripatetic Michelle, and found out that if you have a blog that no one can spell, then it might as well be private too. When I got back from South America, I changed the name yet again–this time to A Traveler Rests. That name was a little punny as the town I was living in was Travelers Rest, and secondly, I’d just returned from 16 month of  traveling and I was T.I.R.E.D.

Then tragically my blog was claimed by the internet black hole. All those years of blogging–gone.  2005. 2005–when blogging was in its infancy. 2005 — When I first moved to North Carolina. 2006 –when I went to Italy, the Winter Olympics, Rome, Florence, and Naples… and started long-distance dating… 2008– when I moved back to South Carolina.  2010-2011– when I traveled the entire South American continent.  2012/3– when I 1. was accepted to medical school and 2. self-destructed, went to Europe on a whim, checked out, and was gone for two months, and 3. got diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. All gone.

But ha-ha you ungrateful internet, I get the last laugh because I’ve kept a paper journal since I was 13 years old and it was far more detailed than my public life ever was.

I’m starting a new adventure in  May… I am taking my first step to become a nurse practitioner and starting classes to become a Registered Nurse. It’s going to be an adventure, that’s for sure.

Until school begins, I am using this time to work on the blog: change formats, change platforms, and do a major re-design. Additionally, I will slightly change the focus. In a nutshell, the newly reformatted blog is a [very] vaguely chronological timeline of life events, travel, and mishaps along with some life lessons and musings thrown in for fun.  Life is life. Adventure is still adventure, and wanderlust is still wanderlust; I’m trying to find new ways of having a bit of each in my every day.

There were a lot of memories documented in those lost pages; some good, others not so good . So I am starting over; people say change is a good thing.


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Edisto Island, SC

*Why Adventure Adikt?  I went through a lot of names before I decided on this one.  Somehow, it just fit.  And I like the word adikt better than the word junkie. I seek out adventure–in all ways, traveling to foreign countries to explore history and culture, hiking in my back yard and across the country, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, and life in general. My goal is to never stop learning and never stop adventuring… just never stop.


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