My book is coming! Life On Fire: A Step-By-Step Guide To Living Your Dreams

by Kim on August 29, 2013 · 54 comments

Life On Fire ebook coverI’ve got a major announcement! My first e-book (!!!) Life On Fire: A Step-By-Step Guide To Living Your Dreams will be available through Amazon on 9/9/13! It will cost $8.99.

Life On Fire is the culmination of the lessons I’ve learned over the past four years as I’ve pursued my dream of writing and traveling. I’ve gathered my experiences and turned them into this book with the intention of helping anyone who wants to make their dreams a reality. Whether you want to travel the world, run a marathon, or simply learn how to make more room in your life for the things that bring you joy, this book will help you get started.

About Life On Fire

Do you have a big dream that feels impossible?

Are you harboring a goal or passion that you’d like to begin pursuing?

Do you feel that there is something bigger out there for you even if you can’t name what it is?

Five years ago I felt the same way. I had a good job and I lived in a wonderful city. I owned a house and two cars and a wardrobe full of clothes. By the looks of it, I was successful. But there was a deeper truth inside of me that cried out for something more.

I’d always dreamed of traveling the world and I wanted to write for a living. Instead, I’d somehow built a life around spreadsheets, cubicles, and two weeks of vacation time. Deep down I knew that if I did not pursue my dreams something essential inside of me would be lost forever. Still, I was terrified. Chasing my deepest passions felt crazy and impossible.

Still, I set out down the path towards my dream. I had to. I did not know what I was doing. I groped through the darkness and hoped that the fears and resistance I faced were normal. I had no idea what to expect. I’d never met anyone who’d so completely rearranged their life.

It was a long and scary process, but in May 2012 I finally left my home, possessions, and 9-5 job behind to travel the world and write full-time. I’m still going strong today. And I’ve learned some incredibly valuable lessons along the way.

Life On Fire: A Step-By-Step Guide To Following Your Dreams is the book that I wish had been written when I set out to chase my biggest dreams.

A look inside of Life On Fire

Life On Fire details what you can expect as you begin to walk the path to your dream. From helping you to connect with the voice of your soul to overcoming fear and obstacles, dealing with naysayers, and handling the inevitable realities of sacrifice and failure, Life On Fire will give you the tools to build a roadmap for your journey.

The book launches on Monday, September 9th, 2013. If you would like to receive an email when the book is available to purchase please sign up for email notification via the link or by using the form below. I’ll also be announcing the launch here on So Many Places, of course, so if you are a regular reader you should see the news. Finally, I want to thank everyone who reads this blog. Your kind words, wisdom, and encouragement continue to inspire me to march towards my wildest dreams (and they just keep getting wilder). Thank you.


 

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Patti August 29, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Yay Kim!!
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Kim August 30, 2013 at 7:27 am

Yay! Thanks for your support Patti.

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Claire August 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm

That title (and the cover artwork!) is powerful. I can’t wait to read it!
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Kim August 30, 2013 at 7:27 am

Thanks Claire. Hannah at Further Bound designed the cover. I think it looks great!

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Amanda August 29, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Yes yes yes yes YES YES YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot WAIT! Kim! Goosebumps!!!!!!! xoxoxoxooxox!!!!!!!!!

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Kim August 30, 2013 at 7:27 am

Thanks dear :) Will I see you in Asheville?

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Kristin Thomas August 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I’m SO SO SO excited for you! I can’t wait til this is out and I can read it!
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Kim August 30, 2013 at 7:27 am

Thanks Kristin! I’m so excited (and nervous) for it to launch!

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Steph (@ 20 Years Hence) August 29, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Congrats on your amazing accomplishment, Kim! Given all the inspiration you’ve provided nudging those of us living our lives based on fear to let go and burn brighter for it, I can’t imagine a better book for you to write and publish.
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Kim August 30, 2013 at 7:28 am

Awww, thank you so much Steph. I really tried to round up everything I’ve learned over the past few years and package it as a useful tool for anyone who has a big dream to follow.

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Hannah August 29, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Yeay!!! So excited to see this coming to life. Your hard work and unwavering belief in your dreams never fails to amaze and inspire me. I can’t wait to read it xxx
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Kim August 30, 2013 at 7:28 am

Thanks Hannah! And thank you for all of the beautiful design work.

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Rhonda August 29, 2013 at 9:13 pm

So excited for you. LOVE the cover picture and can’t wait to read it. Congratulations, my friend, on the book and on the having the sheer guts to follow your dreams.
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Kim August 30, 2013 at 7:29 am

Thanks Rhonda. I’m NERVOUS but excited too. I suppose that’s the way these things go :)

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Ashlie August 29, 2013 at 9:59 pm

‘Life on Fire’ is a freaking fantastic name! Big congrats to you, this is quite an accomplishment!!
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Kim August 30, 2013 at 7:30 am

Thanks Hon! Sarah at Sarah Somewhere is the one who suggested it… the first title I wanted was already taken. But this is better!

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zof August 30, 2013 at 1:24 am

Congrats! Looking forward to read the book!
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Kim August 30, 2013 at 7:30 am

Thanks Zof!

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Emily August 30, 2013 at 5:08 am

This is top of my book list :)
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Kim August 30, 2013 at 7:30 am

Ah, that makes me so excited!!! Thank you :)

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Justin August 30, 2013 at 6:01 am

Super-Awesome Kim! Excited to read this!

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Kim August 30, 2013 at 7:30 am

Thanks Justin :)

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Jessica J. Hill August 30, 2013 at 7:26 am

Oh my goodness, Kim – this is sooo exciting! As a fellow writer and traveler, I know how ecstatic it must feel to see your hard work in book form. And the cover is absolutely beautiful. I’ll definitely read.

This is yet another post that makes you such an inspiring blogger. I’ve just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check it out your award here: http://www.missadventuretravel.com/inspiring-blogger-award/

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Kim August 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Ah, it is very exciting and also very nerve wracking. I can’t wait for it to launch!!! Annnddd, thanks for the nomination!

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Micamyx|Senyorita August 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Congratulations! :D
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Kim August 30, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Thank you!

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Sarah Somewhere August 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Awesome Kim!! Love the cover (and the title!!). I feel very privileged to have read a draft, I LOVED it and know so many others will too!! Congratulations on your first of many published books!!!
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Kim September 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Sarah, thank you so much for helping with the book. Your edits and feedback were tremendous :)

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Andi of My Beautiful Adventures August 30, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Congrats this is SO exciting!!!

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Kim September 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Thanks Andi. I am very excited AND nervous!

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Steve Whitty August 31, 2013 at 3:08 am

Good luck with the book Kim.
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Kim September 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Thanks so much Steve.

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Charlie August 31, 2013 at 7:37 am

Wow, congrats! I can’t wait to read it!

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Kim September 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Thanks Charlie. One week from today it will be here!!

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Candace August 31, 2013 at 10:23 am

KIM! This is so exciting. The title gives me chills. The cover art gives me chills. The whole idea is so powerful, and is going to be incredibly helpful to people in all walks of life wanting to take risks and make big changes. Thanks for putting the lessons from your own experience down on paper – can’t wait to get my copy!!! XO
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Kim September 2, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Thanks honey! I really do hope that i have created something that will be useful to people. Lord knows I wished I’d had a guide when I was starting out…

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Rob September 2, 2013 at 11:32 am

What ace news!! Such an inspirational blog, can’t wait for the book!! Good luck with it :-)
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Kim September 2, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Thanks Rob!

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Maddie September 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Congratulations Kim, this is just the beginning! So happy to see your name on a cover, a very stylish cover I might add.
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Kim September 2, 2013 at 4:22 pm

That cover looks great, doesn’t it? That’s all thanks to Hannah! I love it. I’m so excited (and so nervous) for launch day!!

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Jessica | Independent Travel Cats September 2, 2013 at 11:56 pm

That’s so exciting Kim! Congrats and good luck. Your book comes out on my birthday so that has to be a good sign:)
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Kim September 3, 2013 at 6:29 am

I definitely do hope that it is a good sign!! :)

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Ali September 3, 2013 at 6:39 am

Congrats Kim! Can’t wait to read it, it sounds amazing!

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Kim September 3, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Thanks Ali :)

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Michelle September 4, 2013 at 7:44 am

Congrats, Kim! This is amazing news. What a difference a few years can make! Love the title, too. Such a great description for what life can feels like when you dream big and make it happen. Happy for you!
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Kim September 5, 2013 at 7:11 am

Seriously! The difference a few years can make! I’m so excited. Five days away from launch. I feel like I might barf!!

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Carmel September 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Woo hoo!!! Goooooo Kim!
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Kim September 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Thanks Carmel!

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TammyOnTheMove September 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm

How exciting Kim! That is great news! I love the title of the book.
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Kim September 7, 2013 at 5:44 am

Thanks Tammy. I’m very excited!

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Cacinda Maloney September 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Congratulations, I cannot wait to read it!!
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Kim September 7, 2013 at 5:45 am

Thank you Cacinda. I’m so excited (and nervous).

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Eric September 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm

WOW! Good for you Kim! Are you going to be doing any readings in Portland?

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Kim September 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I wish! Right now the book is only available on Amazon (ebook)… but maybe someday!!! ;)

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