About this Blog

Welcome to Keep Your Feet! If you’ve stumbled across this page, you’re clearly poking around to see what I’m all about. Before I get to that, I just want to let you know that I’m so glad you’re here.

This blog exists to tell a story. Specifically, my story.

My title comes from one of my favorite quotes:

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

The whole life-is-a-journey metaphor is a bit overdone in literature, but Tolkien really hits the nail on the head. Life is a road. It’s filled with the joy of adventure and discovery, but also comes with distractions that can carry you far from where you intend to travel. If you don’t watch your step, you’ll get carried away.

In order to reach your destination, wherever that may be, you have to keep your feet.

The older I grow, the more I realize how transient this life is.  Nothing is the same from one season to the next.  The world is always changing, always moving, always expanding… and so am I.

I don’t know what my future has in store.  It’s a vast world and I am so small.  As I move forward, I need to hold fast to who I know that I am.  I need to know that, when I look into the mirror, the me I see may be different, but it’s still me.  I need to know that the road I’m on is leading somewhere.

When I blog, this is my lens.  I write to know myself. I  write to figure out where I’m going.  And I write to have fun.  I  can’t promise what you will find here–although, really, I write a lot about books and adventures–but the unknown is part of the fun.

Let’s step onto the road and begin.

Hiking in the Austrian Alps, 2016


12 thoughts on “About this Blog

  1. Happy Lifeaholic December 11, 2014 / 10:45 pm

    As always, this is very eloquent! Love your blog 😀

  2. guevaragem May 22, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    I love Tolkien. Good quote, by the way.

    • Amelia May 23, 2015 / 8:32 am

      Thanks!! Tolkien’s one of my favorites too. 🙂

  3. Amanda Livingston June 10, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    Hi! I’m Amanda. I found your blog through Blogging 101, because you liked one of my posts! So thanks. I wanted to stop by to check out your blog.
    I love your title. I think it holds so much meaning, and is very open ended. I look forward to reading your posts. xx

    • Amelia June 10, 2015 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks so much, Amanda!!

  4. mebeki January 10, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    You have such a way with words! I’m excited to read more about where your road leads you 🙂

    • Amelia January 10, 2016 / 2:28 pm

      Thank you so much!

  5. Madison Ward September 11, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Nice blog! I look forward to reading more.

    • Amelia September 11, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! Hope you continue to enjoy it!

      • Madison Ward September 12, 2016 / 2:05 am

        Thank you, I look forward to reading 🙂

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