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Life is fluid

by Kim July 13, 2014

One of the best things I have taken away from my study of Buddhism is the knowledge that life is fluid. Obviously, I knew this on some level, but it has been important for me to realize that I am predisposed to think that once something is a certain way it will be like that forever.

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Lately. Scenes from Acadia National Park.

by Kim July 3, 2014

This time, I have tried to face the stress head on, to meet the discomfort, concern and the anxiety at the door, to swing the door wide open before it even knocks. I am trying to do the brave thing, to ask the hard questions. But I am filled with doubt.

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An American traveler back in America

by Kim June 20, 2014

Here is what I want to know. Why? Why do we just accept having a massive mortgage and the newest smartphone and so many bills to pay that we have to go in to work over the weekend to earn overtime as The Way? Why money? Or, at least, why money above all else?

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Losing Bear

by Kim June 2, 2014

Two weeks ago we lost our sweet dog Bear.

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Our new adventure (and JOB!) starts next week

by Kim March 17, 2014

I used to watch TED talks with a steadfast belief that there was no way in hell that I could ever deliver a presentation seamlessly with no notes or prompts. Now, after writing and practicing the same 10,000 words day after day, I do see how it is possible to pull off such a feat. Not that I’m there yet (not even close), but it helps to know that it is within the realm of reason.

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I wore long pants to Maggie’s funeral

by Kim February 9, 2014

It was a painfully blue Monday, yesterday. Cold, but the sun was warm. My sister sat on the front porch with Maggie. Maggie ate Oreo’s and drank water from a small white bowl.

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I can’t fight this feeling anymore

by Kim January 30, 2014

Sometimes when Brian and I are restless and the feeling of being stuck overwhelms us we borrow my in-laws car and drive out to my favorite neighborhood in Cincinnati. In this part of town the homes are old and stately and made of brick with wide front porches. Here, the fast food chains and big box stores are replaced by cafes and boutiques. I feel good on these historic streets, like I’m a part of something.

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Going for it. Our 2014 surprise shift.

by Kim January 18, 2014

We’ve got a huge announcement and a major shift in store for 2014.

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Reunited with our dogs after 13 months abroad

by Kim August 7, 2013

It was heart-breakingly hard to leave our dogs behind while we traveled. But we’re back in the states and have reunited with them after 13-months abroad.

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Happy anniversary Brian

by Kim July 28, 2013

Marriage isn’t bliss and love isn’t either. Marriage is life with all of its big and little things. It’s hard and it’s sad and it’s funny and it’s complicated and it’s beautiful. It’s like India or a really good book.

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Introducing the So Many Places SHOP!

by Kim July 17, 2013

Brian and I are ridiculously excited (and nervous) to introduce you to our newest baby: The So Many Places SHOP!

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On coming home after 13 life-changing months

by Kim June 30, 2013

The strangest part about being back after 13 months away is how thoroughly un-strange it is. Mostly, it’s like we never left.

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A break for the mountains

by Kim May 4, 2013

Brian and I are headed to the mountains again, this time for up to a month as we slowly navigate the Annapurna Circuit. We’ve got plans to explore lakes, mountains, temples and tiny villages as well as spend long, lazy afternoons at the tea houses in our pajamas reading books we’ve picked up about the region.

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A year ago I left my job

by Kim April 29, 2013

One year ago I left my job (and income) behind, scared to death but hopeful that following the truth that beat inside my chest was real and meaningful and deserved attention.

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Brian started a blog! Introducing Wandering Sasquatch

by Kim March 19, 2013

I interrupt my regular blogging schedule to share four words I never thought I would write: Brian started a blog.

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Slow travel: The benefits of being still

by Kim March 17, 2013

Before we came here, to this tiny Indian town, our conversations tended towards the next place we were going. Should we take the overnight bus or the morning bus? Should we go to this city or that one? Have you researched the hostels? Do you know the exchange rate? It was all business all of the time. And we took a beating because of it. We were beginning to forget why we were doing this, and why we were doing it together.

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