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Betsy Lewis

Betsy Lewis, The Walkabout Woman

Welcome to The Walkabout Woman Blog!

My name is  Betsy Lewis and I am on a walkabout . . .

I am an artist, blogger and social media marketing consultant, living and working on the Oregon Coast. A 1200 square ft. elementary school classroom is my studio, office and living space.

The word “walkabout” refers to an Australian aboriginal custom of wandering for a period of time in the wild bush to retrace the paths and stories of one’s ancestors.

The liberating soul-growing adventure of a “walkabout”  intrigued and enchanted me, so I borrowed it to give shape to living the life I have always dreamed of.

I created a fresh new definition of a walkabout, and although I am not venturing into the bush (other than metaphorically), I believe my journey remains true to the original spirit of a walkabout.

The general theme of my walkabout is freedom. I know some specifics, but much is  sketchy. I am shooting for a mix of action, consciousness and openness, and will be sharing my experiences through art and writing here.

You are invited to subscribe or check in to see what happens!

I am also building a virtual community of women who are interested in following or taking walkabouts themselves.   The Walkabout Woman Project will invite women to design, create, live, and share  their own walkabouts. This project is part of my life-long passion  to enrich the lives of women and, as such, is wholly volunteer. There is no cost or sales-pitch involved!

If you are curious about my walkabout progress, please subscribe.


4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Betsy, it was good to hear back from you. My recent walkabout was a 3 week journey from North Carolina to Ashland to live with my aging Mother. This process began in January 2012, and I am still searching for my inner self. I am currently at Bandon Beach for a few days to read, journal and continue my journey of embracing this next phase of my life. Please feel free to share my blog address with others as well as my email address.
    I would be happy to share more about my journey as you see fit.
    Take care,
    Cathy McFadden

    November 4, 2012
  2. christine #

    I am so elated that I found you! I AM the definition of the Walkabout Woman….:-)
    Thank you!!

    October 22, 2012
    • Hi Christine – delighted to meet you! Thanks for reading my blog and commenting! Take care, Betsy

      October 24, 2012
  3. lindathomas919871876 #

    Bravo to You Betsy! You are a magnificent being.

    Cheers. linda

    August 3, 2012

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