Wondering Wanderer

Week Notes Vol 139

January 02, 2022

Ever been to a bog in the winter? It’s such a surreal experience as one step in the wrong way could lead to hypothermia. Imagine a field of white snow and knowing that underneath the snow there’s a path less than 2 feet wide that carries you safely through. The problem is that bog hiking isn’t that popular in the winter so the trail gets snowed over and re-discovering it can be quite an ordeal.

Winter bog

We celebrated New Year’s Eve in a mostly remote cabin with friends, sauna and rhubarb sparkling wine. We spent the first day of the year hiking in a bog, checking out a local viewing tower and getting more sauna time in as one does while on vacation.

It’s been a much needed break after 2021 - the year of difficult decisions, braving the madness that is world since COVID-19, navigating challenges of managing a remote team at a company that historically values face time. I learned a lot during 2021, gained a few people I now call friends but also lost some faith in people doing the right thing.


Katrin Valdre

Written by Katrin Valdre who has a permanent address in Portland, OR but does not believe in one physical location. You should follow her on Twitter