For over 13 years Kee Kee Buckley, the creator of the Shama Yoga Rug, was a senior executive with one of Hollywood’s top motion picture production companies. After being laid off along with 2/3 of her company, she was faced with the reality that she could no longer define herself by her work.

This, combined with the realization that working in Hollywood never really made her happy, shook her to the core. The resulting existential crisis  led Kee Kee to do what was previously unthinkable for a classic overachiever: she loaded up her Prius with her dog Yoda and took to the U.S. roads for 5 months in hopes that the lessons of the road would bring her peace and clarity in life.

Read her blog here and follow her travels.