About Misfit Wanders (that’s me) is that I am an American lady that loves to travel. For almost 5 years now, I have lived in Sweden, where I’ve been being a misfit that wanders. This is where my hubby and I are working on renovating our dream home as well! The time still comes that calls to me to travel. I still travel, just not as long as I use to. There are several hikes and outdoor areas that I love to visit in Sweden. But this is a bit harder now since I’m going to a University full time and now we have a little misfit!
With this blog, I write about my experiences, adventures, and I create little stories of other worlds. My stories that I have are here for all to see. So if you want to feel like you’re some where else, take a step into my writings. Enjoy the way I describe or just write.
Sometimes I get lost in my mind. So some of my writings are of my emotions coming to life from the obstacles that I have endured. Others are of things I have seen, or my opinions. I can get a little crazy when it comes to politics! But I’m focusing on my hikes throughout Sweden nowadays. It calms my mind and I get to enjoy nature, one of my favorite pass times!
The Wandering Misfit
I am a misfit and never have really fit in. As a child, that bothered me. I was always the oddball in a group of friends or even in the family. But now, I cherish it. It has made me into the person that I am today. My perspective is different because of how I have been the outcast. Thus, I created, Misfit Wanders! This is a place that other lovers of nature can check out and maybe plan a trip to the hiking trails in Sweden!
Fun Facts About Misfit Wanders:
7 Car Pile up
I was in a fatal car crash, where I had to re-learn how to walk and use my brain. This was when I was traveling to California for work from South Dakota. It was black ice that did it and the accident turned into a 7 car pile up. Luckily, I was the last one there. I got a Traumatic Brain Injury from it. Nowadays, I’m thankful to be alive and feel like myself again! From this accident, I learned that you should never give up! It’s my stubbornness that helped me keep pushing to get better.
The Good Ole Farm Life
I used to be a farmer in Northern Cali for about 5 years. It was great spending everyday outdoors on a mountainside since I enjoy hiking and being in nature! The place I stayed at had no reception or internet, so it was the perfect place for me to reflect on myself, since I had nothing to distract me. It was just me and my doggie living on that mountain for around 4-6 months of the year. Then a crew of people to help harvest would show up, and I would have to work on socializing with humans again!
For around a year, I hitch hiked the west coast. I even tried train hopping. That is a whole different kind of world in itself. That helped me realize how to judge a person within 10 seconds and, that there are still good people in the world. I felt what it was like to be poor and not certain on where I would sleep for the night. It really opened my eyes and helped me become humble. I try not to take anything for granted.
Spread out American Family
I have family all over in the US, so I have traveled a lot. My hubby and I had a 6 month road trip in the states as our honeymoon. We traveled in our van with our dog and two cats! My hubby and I created a bed frame, where underneath we could store many items. Then on top, was our bed! Our cats lives, at the time, was spent more on the road than in one place. Crazy, right!?
Equality for All!
My whole life, I have been about equality for all. So I’m a feminist. Since living in Sweden, I have joined the Feminist Initiative political party. Being a feminist just means that I believe everyone should be treated the same, no matter gender, race, sex preference or age.
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The cold crisp air picks up a blows snowflakes onto my nose. It feels great since heat is emanating off of me from my skiing trip. Sweden ski holidays are loved throughout this country. It’s the time where you can take to the snow-covered mountains and hills. Many families go
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Snuggled up in my sleeping bag, I begin to hear a chorus of birds waking up for morning. Nature begins to fill with a buzz of life as we have morning tea and hot oatmeal. Our small propane burner comes in handy on nights and day trips in nature. We
A day out in nature can’t be fully enjoyed unless you’re dressed appropriately. The wind whips through the trees and a sigh of relief leaves me as I clutch my Swedish outdoor clothing. With my rain jacket, I’m also protected from the wind. It’s pretty handy to have the right
I´m a kooky girl that likes to travel. I grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. Then moved to Northern California for about 5 years. But now, it's going on 5 years living in Sweden with my hubby and our furbabies, plus our little boy and my mom has joined our crew! Over the pandemic time, it has been hard to travel. Thus, my travel blog had been at a stand still. I started going to a University and I had a baby. Now I'm on a different kind of adventure. But my family and I plan on traveling when we can still.
Traveling is something I cherish. New adventures is what keeps me moving, that and a stubbornness.
I have a weird sense of humor if you haven´t figured that out from my posts. My writing can be perplexing, but I like to tell stories, and the best way is from my own experiences.
So sit back and relax, as you take a spin through my hikes or enjoy following my footsteps as I wander in different countries! Most of my writings will be focused on hikes and the outdoors in Sweden.