I’m Alex, and I’ve been described as a bit of a dichotomy. How, you ask? I guess you’ll just have to stick around and try to figure that out for yourself.
The idea for the name of this blog came after I spent the whole summer of 2015 scrawling down every thought, emotion, and event in a journal that had “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” on the front cover, a take on Tolkien’s quote. I’m not a Tolkien fan, but I’ve always loved that, because it fits me so perfectly.
Young women of my generation are starting to get married and babies. Me? I like to live a somewhat unpredictably and travel as much as I can when I can afford it. Born in Vancouver and raised, but trying to find my niche elsewhere after growing tired of the hustle and bustle of the big city. I now live on Vancouver Island where I attend university as a major in political science and working on a diploma in mental health and addictions counselling. Well into my twenties and I am finally settled on what to pursue educationally. I still have yet to figure out what I’d like to do when I’m done, but that’s the wonderful thing about life: I don’t mind that I haven’t figured it out yet. I will some day, and I’m in no real rush to, because I long ago eschewed the notion that I had to follow the typical life plan that so many feel the need to follow without question — which is fine if they’re happy that way. And it’s fine if I’m happy taking another path. In fact, it’s better than fine: I wouldn’t have it any other way.
There’s a lot more to me than that. But for now.. Hey. I read, write, study, adventure, laugh and take pictures of things. Oh, and I love animals. I’m Alex.