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25 (more) quotes about chasing your dreams

by Kim October 7, 2012

I’ve kept a collection of my favorite quotes for over 15 years. I read (and add to) my quote book often, using it as a source of inspiration when I need a little kick in the pants. A year ago I published a post with 25 of my favorite quotes. I thought it was about time to add a few more to the collection that I’ve already shared with you. I hope you enjoy them.

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The little things are the big things. Plus, I’m scared. Plus, plus, it’s my birthday.

by Kim August 10, 2012

Brian and I are back in Portland now, catching up with friends and enjoying the good life for a few days. We fly to Ecuador in less than a week! Now that we are back in Oregon, friends have been asking what my favorite part of traveling throughout the U.S. has been. It’s a hard question to answer because Brian and I have done and seen so many things.

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To be outdoors

by Kim July 23, 2012

Since I left my cubicle job for a life of writing and traveling I spend my time outdoors. I know dusk in a way I haven’t known dusk since I was a child. I know mid-afternoon heat and evening thunderstorms. I know the value of being outdoors.

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On getting started

by Kim July 1, 2012

I know that Brian and I have months and even years of living this dream ahead of us. I know there will be bad days and major failures. But this is what I have learned: Starting is the hardest part.

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The gift that changes everything

by Kim May 6, 2012

Last week Brian and I received the most amazing gift and it has truly changed the way we are looking at our trip.

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Enough already! More thoughts on the things we physically leave behind

by Kim February 26, 2012

More thoughts on how we are shaped by our experiences and the people and places we love.

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Take the leap: the risk isn’t what you think it is

by Kim February 12, 2012

When I decided to sell all my stuff and take a shot at traveling and writing, I believed I was risking it all. There was risk, but it wasn’t what I thought it would be.

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The words will appear

by Kim January 29, 2012

I was reading through my journal and was struck by an entry from a year ago in which I documented a dream I had shortly after we made the decision to travel.

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Admit it: you have a gift

by Kim November 16, 2011

I feel a bit like a crackpot for saying this, but I know what my gift is. And I know that you know what yours is too.

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My life with f words: fear and faith

by Kim October 16, 2011

Making the choice to follow my dreams is an exercise in fear and faith.

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The best travel quote

by Kim October 2, 2011

My new favorite travel quote.

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Good Things Come Back To You

by Kim September 21, 2011

Selling our beloved house was hard, and writing a nice note to the new owner was harder still. It’s tough to pass the torch when you’re not quite ready to give it up. But I’m glad we left our house on a loving note, because good things come back to you.

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Choose To Live Your Dreams

by Kim June 14, 2011

Will you live your dreams? The choice is yours.

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25 quotes about chasing your dreams

by Kim May 25, 2011

A collection of 25 inspirational quotes. Live the life of your dreams. Go on, do it, and use these quotes to keep you motivated.

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Advice For Traveling And Life

by Kim April 24, 2011

Everyone has an opinion about our decision to ditch our jobs for travel. Here, I share with you the best advice that I’ve received on traveling and life.

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My ode to runners and dreamers

by Kim April 13, 2011

I skipped the Boston Marathon to save money for our RTW. A reflection on what running has taught me about chasing my dreams.

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