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Welcome to Liz Explores!
I write to make sese of it all—the sadness, grief, and loss; the hope and the joy; the dreams and the longings; the moments I feel most alive, and the moments I can barely hang on.
Welcome to Liz Explores!
I’m so grateful that you’re here. My name is Liz Medford, and I’ve always dreamed of being a writer. After five years of running my business as a life coach and helping other people follow their dreams, I realized it was time to pursue mine! (I still enjoy coaching, but it’s been nice to add writing to my life too.)
I love adventure—hiking, biking, running, paddling, cross-country skiing—any way to move my body in nature, especially if I can enjoy it with my two dogs, Baxter and Laney. I’ve backpacked 750 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and I’ve peak-bagged the 100 highest mountains in New England twice (including a full round in winter—my logo is a photo from my finishing peak, an epic 20-mile slog through three feet of snow!). The White Mountains of New Hampshire are my home base, and I love exploring New England and beyond.
Ever since our wedding in 2020, my husband Seth and I have been pursuing our dream of starting a family. We experienced five miscarriages and endured a year of fertility treatments before deciding to take a break. We bought the Dream Catcher, our 1999 Roadtrek camper van, and I spent 15 weeks driving 14,000 miles solo to Alaska and back, with Seth flying out for our belated honeymoon.
I write to make sese of it all—the sadness, grief, and loss; the hope and the joy; the dreams and the longings; the moments I feel most alive, and the moments I can barely hang on. I struggle with depression and anxiety, and I think it’s important to talk about those things, too.
Thank you for coming along for the ride!
What to expect
I share “raw and relatable” stories from my life about infertility, mental health, and adventure. I usually write a few times a month, and when you subscribe, I send my essays straight to your inbox. There's no schedule, so every piece will be a surprise! Sometimes life happens and I disappear for a few weeks, and when I come back, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. You get it all, whenever it happens!
How you can support my writing
Join the Inner Circle
For just $36/year or $5/month you can subscribe to my Inner Circle, where I share my most personal writing (the stories that feel too raw to post publicly). For the cost of a nice book, you can read the book of my life as it’s being written, and support me along the way!
Subscribers at the Founding Members level ($250/year or above) get a free 60-minute 1:1 life coaching call to use for themselves or to give as a gift. You can learn more about my coaching here. I especially enjoy working with people who are going through infertility and loss, folks who are in a life transition and figuring out what to do next, anyone who gets stuck in self-sabotaging habits like perfectionism and people-pleasing, and fellow badasses who want support navigating the road to their dreams.
You can also give a gift subscription to someone you know, or donate a subscription to someone you don’t know (if you’d like to join the Inner Circle but don’t have the means, please reply to any of my emails or comment on a post and let me know).
I would love it if you’d hit reply or leave a comment and let me know what brought you here. We’re in for one hell of a ride together!
p.s. Do you love listening to stories? Subscribe to my podcast feed and I’ll read them to you.