My name is Blaize Sun. Maybe that’s the name my family gave me; maybe it’s not. In any case, that’s the name I’m using here and now.
I’ve been a rubber tramp for nearly a decade.I like to see places I’ve never seen before, and I like to visit the places I love again and again.
For most of my years on the road, my primary residence was my van. For almost half of the time I was a van dweller, I was going it alone.
Now I have a little travel trailer parked in a small RV park in a small desert town. I also have a minivan to travel in. When it gets too hot for me in my desert, I get in my minivan and move up in elevation to find cooler temperatures.
I was a work camper in a remote National Forest recreation area on a mountain for four seasons. I was a camp host and parking lot attendant for two seasons and wrote a book about my experiences called Confessions of a Work Camper: Tales from the Woods. During the last two seasons as a work camper on that mountain, I was a clerk in a campground store. I’m also a house and pet sitter, and I pick up odd jobs when I can.
I’m primarily a writer, but I also create beautiful little collages; hand make hemp jewelry and warm, colorful winter hats; and use my creative and artistic skills to decorate my life and brighten the lives of others.
My goal (for my writing and my life) is to be real. I don’t like fake, and I don’t want to share fake. I want to share my authentic thoughts and feelings. I want to give others space and permission to share their authentic selves. Sometimes I think the best way to support others is to leave them alone and allow them to be.
I am more than just a rubber tramp artist. I’m fat. I’m funny. I’m flawed. I try to be kind. I’m often grouchy. I am awed by the stars in the dark desert night.
I hope my writing moves people. If my writing makes someone laugh or cry or feel angry or happy or troubled or comforted, I have done my job. If my writing makes someone think and question and try a little harder, I’ve done my job. If my writing opens a door for someone, changes a life, I have done my job well.
I hope you enjoy my blog posts, my word and pictures, the work I’ve done to express myself in a way others will understand. I hope you appreciate the time and energy I put into each post. I hope you will click the like button each time you like what you have read. I hope you will share posts with the people in your life. I hope you’ll leave a comment and share your authentic self with me and this blog’s other readers.
Thank you for reading. A writer without readers is very sad indeed.