What’s in a name?

That’s what I am curious about. And I will also explain to you why I chose The Solivagant Writer. If you’ve read my About Me page, then you are well on your way to understanding. But there’s always a caveat or nuance to it. So here it goes.

“Solivagant” is an obscure word that describes someone who is a solitary wanderer. Something I feel relates to who i am as a person. I enjoy time spent alone, whether that is hiking or reading or writing. Who doesn’t?

Hopeless Wanderer by the band Mumford & Sons is one of my all-time favorite songs.

I am of the philosophy that it’s needed. That the more time you invest in yourself, the happier you’ll be.

wandering alone

But I am, first and foremost, a storyteller. Being a storyteller means blending my love of writing and photography. Both mediums are creative outlets I use to help with my anxiety and branch out.

Sustainable Travel & Fashion

I’ve been reading blogs like World Threads Traveler by Cait Bagby on sustainable fashion and eco-friendly trends to consider. I also hope, even dream, of traveling more frequently throughout Europe. Recently I have heard of the Slow Travel Movement, which by one definition means, “[it] is not so much a particular mode of transportation as it is a mindset. Rather than attempting to squeeze as many sights or cities as possible into each trip, the slow traveler takes the time to explore each destination thoroughly and to experience the local culture.”

For most of my travel experiences, it’s been like a whirlwind, including a three-month long odyssey exploring most of Europe in 2014. But things change in five years, and what I want to experience, and how, has too. There is more value in local, slow, and sustainable travel.

Besides that, I have been considered the fashionista within my family. But I never really considered the high costs of fast fashion. And I’ll admit, I have a lot of work to achieve the goal of a sustainable wardrobe. But like everything I do, I try to put my heart and soul into it.

Personal Writings

This blog has, and will, feature my personal writings. That includes personal essays, short stories (perhaps), and a selection of my poetry.

It is a personal blog, isn’t it?

This is what will showcase the most vulnerable side of me. And maybe I am brave to do so. I don’t know. Maybe I have to be able to write something and to tell a story, however short or however long.

Environmental and History Education

And lastly, I want to be able to educate my readers on the environment and history. Wherever this blog leads me, I want you to know it is important that we care about our environment and our history. I spent several years concurrently studying both in college, and sometimes I will still find time to read a fascinating book on history or the environment, or both.