The author at Travertine Hot Springs. Photo by Adriana.

“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

I’m Jenny Comperda, the (mostly) free spirited adventure archivist and author of this website. The Dirt Diaries is my storytelling outlet for the wild side of my life. When I started doing a lot more camping and traveling I knew I had to document it, mostly so I can remember where I go and perhaps to inspire people to get out there and make their own travel stories. I don’t use a fancy camera (iPhone only) because I streamline and don’t like the bulk. I found that going into these adventures with the intent to document them brings a new level of awareness and presence to my traveling and my life. These are not detailed trip reports with mileage, altitude and other fancy info… just my bantering.

In the spring of 2014, I began the ultimate adventure. I made the highly anticipated jump and took a chance on myself and my instincts. I left Los Angeles, where I’ve called home and built my graphic design career for the past ten years, to expanded my horizons. I’m currently living in June Lake, California, gaining new experiences to guide my path in interpretation and environmental education. The journey is unfolding and shifting constantly and I’m definitely bursting into bloom.

Thank you so much for reading and following along.


5 thoughts on “About

  1. You go girl. I wish I would have followed my heart and ran away from home when I was 16.
    Too late now, but if Uncle Bing keeps up his bullshit, I am outta here. Need a roommate????

  2. Just read your article that is being published on your JENNY’S excellent adventure (SOBER). Totally awesome. Keep on touring and dancing. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Auntie Patt

  3. Incredible! I could not be any happier reading your blog Jenny and seeing how amazing your life is and all your adventures! It is inspiring and I am so happy for you that you love what you are doing!

  4. Jenny! You definitely are a beautiful flower! It was so great to bump into you this past weekend on a small adventure. You are an inspiration to us all, now I can’t wait to catch up with your stories. You can really write!! Stay watered and get plenty of sunshine ❤

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