About Me

Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.
-Alan Keightley

I love traveling and meditation and dancing.

And unicorns. I really love unicorns.

I say “dude” a lot for a girl.

Happiness is my #1 pursuit.

My name is Erin, I’m  in my early 30’s, and up until 2013 my life mainly consisted of globe trotting adventures. In April 2014, I was diagnosed with Stage IV endometriosis via laparoscopy. I had a 6 hour laparotomy in July 14 to remove the endo nodules and unglue my organs from each other, and now I’m trying to figure out how to deal with this hand I’ve been dealt…because endo is forever. Like diamonds. I’ve been in chronic pain for pretty much the past 2 decades, but my body is hard and my will is strong. I ignored it sometimes, and the other times I told myself that everyone else has chronic pain so it’s no big deal. Well, in 2014, it became so severe I couldn’t ignore it anymore, and I had to finally seek medical help. Imagine my surprise to be diagnosed with a chronic disease I’ve been carrying around since high school. There is no cure. The only thing to do with endo is try to control it through medication and diet. Keyword: try. Poor body.

 What started out as a travel blog has twisted into a different journey – figuring out how to deal with this disease that affects the quality of my life every single day.  A disease that really interferes with my loves of traveling, meditation and dancing…

I refuse to give any of those things up. But now a new friend has been invited to the party, and I’m just trying to sort out how to find an extra placemat so we all can fit at the table.

This blog is my ship, as I navigate the waters of my soul and this Earth, trying to find my freedom.

14 Responses to About Me

  1. wickedmoxie says:

    OMG, sister from another mother, I thought I was the only one on the planet that dances just because I hear music, and trust me this can be a problem if the music I’m hearing can only be heard by yours truly… pfffft… ya’ know people simple can’t appreciate funny some times… :)

    Sounds like you had a blast at the wedding especially that whole casino part. So how much were you taken for, exactly? ;)

  2. George says:

    I want to leave some MEAN FEEDBACK… Just kidding :-)

    I’ve enjoyed reading through your blog because of the great style and energy. I actually work for the CheapOair travel blog. If you’re interested, we would love to have you on as a guest blogger. Please send me an e-mail: gchristodoulou(at)cheapoair(dot)com, and I can give you more information. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  3. Good luck with all those travel dreams!

  4. Hi Erin,

    Great post on Today I drank wine out of a bowl! Please e-mail me at natdecants@nataliemaclean.com. It’s about wine of course :)

    Cheers,
    Natalie

  5. Craig Tobias says:

    Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.” Say rather, “I have found the soul walking upon my path.” For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.

  6. jmsabbagh says:

    Thank you for visiting my site.I wish that all your dreams and wishes come true.Best luck. Jalal Michael

  7. I edited a Magazine once called ‘The Unicorn’. When we were about to launch it my colleague and I were interviewed by BBC Radio and they asked us how we came up with the name.

    “I saw one once!” I proclaimed.

    That was the end of the interview. :-)

    • erinparker75 says:

      best magazine name, ever :)

      • adamberlin says:

        Erin,

        I just had a poem accepted about Pamplona’s running of the bulls, but they need a photo of the event–i don’t have one. I found your photo on google and was wondering if you have a good photo of the ring, the mayhem, something. I can send you the poem if that helps. And you’d get a photo cred if the journal takes the photo.

        Thanks,
        Adam
        adamberlin.com

      • erinparker75 says:

        just sent you an email

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