Moving to Costa Rica

It’s official. I am moving to the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. I have spent days of my life dreaming of traveling and seeing the world as I know many have. I started researching if it was actually possible for me to and found so many exciting opportunities, and I just started applying everywhere, before I even knew if I could afford a plane ticket. I started telling people my plan and the more people I talked to about it, the more it settled on me how right this was for me. I didn’t care if I had to swim my way to Costa Rica, I knew I was going. I just had to bite the bullet and buy my ticket.

Fear, insecurities, doubt, and anxiety can stop you in your big dreaming tracks so easily. And it did me. I kept dreaming and thinking someday but had no idea when that would be. Luckily I surround myself with amazingly supportive people and on New Years Eve my good friend Kelly, who was leaving for Peru the next morning, sat me down and said she wasn’t leaving until I bought my ticket. Thank god. I pressed enter, got my confirmation, and had set a tangible date on my journey.

Around the time that I bought my ticket I read this quote:

“Let go of fear of the unknown. Take one small step and watch the path reveal itself.”

I took a step. I bought my ticket and the path has been revealing itself with such ease I’m not sure it is real. I got a volunteership with Blue Osa doing photography and blogging (so be sure to follow me on here for all the amazing photos and stories!), I have found out that some close friends will be down there at the same time, I have housing and food provided for me, and set up some other amazing opportunities.

The plane leaves March 1st and I’m inviting you to follow me on that journey.


Wilderwomen was born out of two women with the same dream; build a community of women who empower one another outdoors. Whether you’re seeking yoga, a get away, a tribe, an outdoor adventure, or just some time in nature, Wilderwomen has it all. We host meet-ups and outdoor retreats in the picturesque PNW paradise that include daily yoga, gourmet meals, outdoor adventures, hot spring soaks, glamping and more! We are building a community of women (and men, and partners, and those who don’t opt to define themselves by a gender) who feel confident in their skin and in their technical outdoor abilities, a tribe of humans who deeply care about the environment and each other, and a collection of outdoor enthusiasts and weekend warriors who are excited to get after it in the outdoors.

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