About this Blog:
I am learning to let things go, this is difficult and requires my heart and soul. This blog covers so many aspects of my life. I cover relationships, humor, my past and confronting it, my present, my Peace Corps Service, my cross-continental bike ride, food systems and recipes, and other non-tangible ideas.
I have my Master’s in social justice and sustainability. I am considering going back for my Doctorate in Sustainable Urban Agriculture. Eventually I will live abroad on a Sailboat with my partner. I have goals, and when I set my mind to it I can accomplish anything. I live my life on a shoestring. A dear friend said the other day that he has never known me to have the lack of money hold me back.
In 2011 I was hit by a truck on my bicycle. It took months to recover and the pain still lives in me. I am one of the fortunate ones, I can still walk and ride a bike. This incident had a huge impact on my life. I began to question how I was living and why I felt the need to hold onto traditional roles in society. This was my second real paradigm shift. I began to see the world from a new perspective.
About Life of Service:
In 2013 I took my life back. I quit my job, biked across the continent. Later that year I was accepted into the Peace Corps. I was stationed originally in Liberia, but just before swearing in, we were evacuated out. One day I will return to my adopted motherland. My second assignment is in Jamaica. I am currently stationed in St. Mary up the hills and 20 minutes outside of Ocho Rios.
My main assignment was to work on sustainable agriculture with a farm group and environmental education with my assigned community and school. But life happens. I am currently working specifically with the school on an amazing school garden and sustainable farm techniques along with bringing in a focus on environmental education this year.
About My Life Philosophies; Why I blog about a variety of subjects:
I have so many ideas in my head, but they all go back to the basics. We as a society have overvalued things and undervalued life. I long to live with life being valued and things being objects. Not to say that I do not love my technology, but at some point you have to remember relationships. I tend to love dark ideas, at the same time embrace light. I detest dogma and if you feel you know the only true way, then I kindly ask you to move along, we will never see eye to eye. I respect the belief of others, but I need to find my own way.
About having such a random and dark name:
So I guess I have been seaofcarnage for so long that I just assume many people understand that it is not about violence but about a paradigm shift. Similar to the Phoenix rising up from the ashes, a paradigm shift requires the old paradigm to crumble and fall. I am from Seattle first and foremost and this name was given to me by a 16 year old girl from Australia in an underground chat room. I took it to mean so much more than she probably ever meant for it to be.
I am Seaofcarnage:
The fact that I am from Seattle and that I love the sea are very essential to my identity this is where the Sea part comes from. I once had to explain carnage to a guy from Germany and there was quite a barrier in language. Carnage does not always mean death, but decimation of ideals. So if I embrace this identity it is about the destruction of old ideal to bring forth a paradigm shift of new ideals. So do not fear the name, embrace it, or don’t, I really am not that interested in your interpretation but I thought maybe this needed to be clarified.