About Me!

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.

8 thoughts on “About Me!”

  1. Oh my gosh!!! I had not read the tag line to your blog title.. Thank you, thank you.. I am not alone in this world after all.. thank you so much.. Cursive, oh my gosh.. for the first time someone agrees with me and does not think the word is some sort of slur or abusive term hahaha…
    But, much as I love my fountain pen and my erstwhile beautiful hand, I regret to tell you that I cannot write much anymore.. Because of a medical problem I am unable to write properly.. and you have no idea how frustrating it is.. but I tried.. and I try.. some day I shall get back to writing with my fountain pen.. in the meantime, thank you for that ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t feel like a lonely dinosaur anymore hahaha

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    1. Can you believe they don’t even teach cursive at school anymore? (I feel so old saying that, but I’m not even thirty yet!) What an utter travesty that the younger generations will never know the beauty of cursive. I write in my journal more, but challenged myself to have a personal blog. It’s going to be quite a journey, but I will never abandon the pen! ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s just something wonderful about having a tangible record of your life that you can feel and smell (hey, I like the smell of books) rather than just see on some computer.

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      1. Yes, I know.. but, I taught my daughter to write beautifully ๐Ÿ™‚ At least, that is some saving grace.. but the rest of the kids write really silly typeface sort of stuff.. I am so glad you think the same way ๐Ÿ™‚

        And I love the smell of books too ๐Ÿ™‚

        Don’t you dare start feeling old yet ๐Ÿ˜€ There is still so much time to get there.. and enjoy it until you do..


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