Life as a good book.

By: Alexandria Riedinger

Jul 05 2010

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Category: Life & Happenings


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“I think of life as a good book. The farther you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.” -Harold Kushner

As I sat and thought about this quote the day I rode my bike to the river, I began to ponder if I’m far along enough in my life for it to start making sense. My life has always been about the experience. Experiencing everything, like a long list of life to-do’s, has always been my goal. And like I’ve said earlier, new experiences make me feel like I’m living and I am always quick to adapt to them and move on. And so, as appropriate, my life has adapted again to a new experience, marriage. While I have not always been transparent about my personal life, I will now and this may come from out of the blue to many of you. And honestly, it came from out of the blue for me too. With the lifestyle I had just changed to and wanted, the traveling, the flexibility to do what I want, the ability to think and act a bit selfishly like lone travelers can, I never wanted to bring another person into it. I never thought it would be easy or quick to find someone who thought the way I did about those things and allow me to still travel like I wanted to. But…I did. When I wasn’t looking…and BAM! Out of the blue, what did I say?

So while I can now get my last name changed on my passport and this has brought me to a new life in Chico, CA, I promise you, this doesn’t change my goals and visions for my life. I have always believed that I am the only one responsible for my dreams and my happiness and being married does not mean my life ceases to exist for myself anymore. Thus, I am still leaving in January to pursue my WWOOFing and travel writing and will gladly bring you along. I just now have someone to travel with to make the journeys through life a little more interesting. It’s as simple as that. And like a good book, my life I think is starting to make a little more sense.


4 comments on “Life as a good book.”

  1. Congratulations Alex… May you share your visions and dreams now together.
    I wish you happiness.

  2. wow alex that’s amazing! I’m so happy for you 🙂

    oh and ps you inspired me to blog a little, just for fun, for now.

    • Great Anthea! Thank you for reading and I love what you’ve written so far. Keep it up and keep me posted. Maybe I’ll see you in Paris one day!

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