Dearest friends and followers,
Jason and I have made the difficult decision to announce publicly that we recently ended our marriage. Choosing to end a relationship that was once so fulfilling is of course heartbreaking – not only to us, but to friends and family who’ve been such a huge part of our lives for so many years.
We’re deeply sorry to break the news to many of you in this way, and that time or distance doesn’t allow us to tell you personally. It feels weird to announce something so intimate in a public space like a blog and social media, but having somehow amassed several thousand followers over the past 5+ years (thank you so much, all of you!), repeating the news over and over would just be too much, while also working on moving forward with our respective journeys. I’ve always believed in radical transparency in my blog about the realities of traveling, so it felt like this should be no different.
We merged our lives initially because it was the right decision for us at the time, and we have separated now for the same reason. With our long-term needs and goals no longer as closely aligned as they once were, we chose to pursue new paths in life that call us forward to our best, happiest selves.
We still care for one another and remain friends, and will be forever thankful for 8 years and countless adventures together. I’m the happy, thriving “me” I am today because of that partnership, the ones that came before it, and every experience yet to come. 🙂
As for what’s next, I’m continuing my beloved Snowmad adventuring and blogging right here, as a part-time nomad these days, in my camper van accompanied by my furry sidekicks Mindy and Toby. I’ll be spending my non-nomadic time living with a roommate in a cute little house near family and friends in Knoxville, Tennessee. Do let me know if you’re ever in Knoxville and want to meet up, or if you have a driveway that’s 21’ or longer, just say the word and I’d love to visit you sometime in my travels!
To those of you who supported Jason and I over the years, you have our most heartfelt appreciation and thanks, and our continued love and friendship. <3
“Just because things end doesn’t mean they weren’t beautiful. All of my favorite stories have endings, and they aren’t always happily ever after. But they’re always worth reading.”