I consider myself lucky to have grown up with so many great cousins. They were the source of my first friendships, my first adventures, and my first fights. While I don’t see them frequently as an adult, I know we could pick up where we left off, in the blink of eye.
My cousin Jesi and I have always been two peas in a pod. We’d always ask our parents to stay over at each other’s house for “just one more night”. We’d spend weeks at a time with each other as a child and loved it. Whether is was four wheeling, bale jumping, or Rugrat Soup Picnics, we always had a blast. Though we haven’t met up in years, we’re still kindred spirits. We recently discovered a mutual interest in blogging.
Jesi’s blog, Wandering Nirvana, is the story of her nature-loving family and their outdoor escapades. Follow along as she tells the story of her and Jason falling in love, and setting off towards adventure. Along the way, they had some surprises and now they’re a family of three! She writes about their love for the outdoors and adventures hiking with a toddler. After a recent illness, Jesi found motivation to get back on the move. Luckily, she’s taking us this time. Follow her blog as she takes us with her each week on her 52 Week Hike Challenge. She’s also planning to do a writing series about Camping in Wisconsin.
Jesi’s writing features her young son Phoenix, who comes with on many of the adventures. She’s instilling in him independence, resourcefulness, and a love for the outdoors. While her writing and the photos she takes are amazing, the real beauty here is getting to watch her raising Phoenix. I’m very lucky to be related to such a strong, beautiful, talented person.
Please follow Jesi, Jason, & Phoenix: WanderingNirvana.com
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