Hey friends, family and world! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Whether you’re a long time friend, friend of a friend, family, acquaintance, coworker, employer, potential employer, potential lover or just had this blog pop up on a google search – I’m glad you’re here!
I started this blog right before beginning my Peace Corps service in 2014, and have decided to continue documenting my journey since that time. I grew up in Utah, going to high school in southern Utah and then moving to Salt Lake City where I attended the University of Utah. I am not Mormon, but that doesn’t impact my view of the state – I love Utah. The diverse topography, full seasons, and great friends and family I have from there make it one of my favorite places to be.
That being said, up to age 30, I had spent most of my life in Utah and I knew it was time to get moving. This page will chronicle my journey from that point, starting with a move to South America and ending who knows where. I hope you find some value from my experiences shared. I believe we all have a life we are intended to live, a function we are meant to fulfill. I think that function is best met through the connection and sharing of our individual experiences.
Through listening, reading, and traveling I hope to gain understanding.
Through sharing, writing, and service I hope to impart understanding.
In the end, I believe we all want our life to mean something. A life that has a simple, yet exponentially compounding impact for good.
For me, that’s a life worth chasing.
My name is Emily Bowman, and I am a writer with ShareAmerica (share.america.gov), a U.S. Department of State news and features publication that explores U.S. life, culture and policies for readers around the world.
I am writing an article about a tour guide company in Popayan, Colombia called Get Up and Go Colombia that is working to promote peace in a region of the country that was hard-hit by violent conflict before the 2016 Peace Accord.
I was searching for quotes from travelers who had gone on one of the tours when I found your review of Get Up and Go on TripAdvisor. I hope you don’t mind my contacting you, but would you mind sharing some thoughts on the company and your tour? You can reach me at email@example.com. Hope to hear from you soon!