Alexandra Cash

I was born in Jackson, Michigan and after completing a bachelors degree in journalism I joined the United States Peace Corps in Morocco, North Africa.

When I was 20 years old I realized I didn't want my life to take the usual prescribed path. Go to college, get a job, get married, have children. Planfully and skillfully I went my own way.

Peace Corps, at age 23, was one of my first and largest thrills of my young adult life. For two years I navigated life in another culture. It was there I first learned the tough stuff I was made of. I learned how to be pushed to my limits, and keep going.

Considering myself a Jack-of-all-trades I spent the five years following my stint in the Peace Corps on a path of different jobs that grew me professionally and personally.

That's before the desire of living abroad grabbed hold again. The second time it was Japan. For one year I lived in a remarkable city and taught some equally remarkable high school students. I took advantage of every opportunity I got to experience this new and different culture.

It's back home for now, that's until the grip of another great adventure finds it's way to my heart.

I'm a self-professed dirty-footed hippie that lives for new experiences, travel, and connecting with all kinds of people. I live each day like an adventure, large and small. I'm the kind that needs few things, it's experiences that fill me up.

Come along on this journey with me.

"Age has given me what I was looking for my entire life-it has given me me.  It has provided time and experience and failures and triumphs and time-tested friends who have helped me step into the shape that was waiting for me. I fit into me now. I have an organic life, finally, not necessarily the one people imagined for me, or tried to get me to have. I have the life I longed for. I have become the woman I hardly dared imagine I could be."-Anne Lamott