Major updates coming soon: Endlyss Adventure

It’s been awhile–again. If you are here, you may have already noticed the site title change from “akanecdotes” to “Endlyssadventure”!

Before I go into detail about my plans for revamping this site, here’s a little background, in case you are just passin’ through:

This blog started off a few years ago as a side project, musings of an East Coast turned West Coast girl, as I began my grad school journey.

Just over three and a half years since the inception of this blog, I’ve graduated with my MFA, moved across the country (again), gotten married, traveled through Europe, founded a literary press, began my first post-grad teaching position and camped hundreds of times (to name a few developments). I always planned to document more of my travels, here, but found myself consumed in graduate studies, teaching, and my manuscript (still a work in progress).

So, needless to say this blog is in more than in need of a little TLC! 

Allow me to announce some long awaited and fun changes to this site!

COMING SOON:

This blog will feature travel, both domestic and abroad, with a focus on camping and hiking. I will include travel narratives from the last few years, along with practical advice, and useful gear that has helped to make our camping experiences the most enjoyable!

-A

I love not man less but nature… less???

One recent point of contemplation for me has been,

Who are we?

When I say we, I’m referring to my so-called generation of  Millennials. It seems so often we are defined in articles all over the web and elsewhere, by word-of-mouth hasty generalizations, making us into some hopeless robots standing for:          nothing much.

We are depicted as children who grew up with screens in front of our faces– or at least by the time we hit middle school. We are often cast as individuals who have turned to this new cyber world, gone into hiding, remaining unapproachable behind it.

It is suggested at times that we are lonely, anti-social, immature, inarticulate, (at least in verbal communication, if not also in writing, a result of over-abbreviations and lingo born from AIM and texting, as a redefining of language as we know it)  having been shaped by technology that our preceding generations developed.

But, then, there is the occasional post or conversation that hints at Millennials having a slightly more admirable identity…

There is a conversation of this generation being more open and inclusive than those who have come before, one that eventually leaves prejudice, racism, gender stereotypes to be things of the past, one that is redefining roles in society and breaking down barriers.

Are we individuals who are paving the way for social, societal and global change? Can we be?

A current goal of mine is to attempt to answer this question, to find out

What is it that defines us? What is it that we do love?

I would like to suggest that we are a compassionate generation with limitless potential and love for fellow humanity, regardless of our many perceived differences.

More to come…

to be continued.

 

-Alyssabeth Knerr