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Enough about you, let’s talk about me

by Kim April 10, 2014

When we travel internationally and meet other Americans they are travelers too. They tend to understand why we are out exploring the world. Now that we are back in the states there are less people who get it and more who ask us how we are surviving. They want details.

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And now it’s time to panic!

by Kim February 27, 2014

The best things in my life have always come when I said yes to an idea, opportunity or situation in which I had absolutely no idea what the outcome would be and that had the potential to turn out very badly. And every single time, after saying yes to that risky, terrifying thing, I’d sit down and wonder if I hadn’t just made the most awesomely irresponsible mistake of my life.

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The catalyst. We all have the power to change.

by Kim February 14, 2014

I am sharing Michele’s story because it is an amazing example of how capable we are. I think it demonstrates just how much power we have over our own lives.

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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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How to decide to say yes or no

by Kim January 27, 2014

It was hard to decide if we should take the job we’d been offered. Were we willing to leave SE Asia early, abandon our travels and work for someone else again? The answer, ultimately, was yes. And here’s why: It all boils down to a piece of advice I heard a few months ago about how to decide to say yes or no.

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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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Three months of Life On Fire

by Kim December 15, 2013

Life On Fire is now available in PDF! In the three months since its launch, the book has been simmering, slowly making the rounds and falling into the hands of those who need to read it. I can see it as it winds its way through this community of dreamers, touching those of us that keep marching forward towards the things that matter most in our lives.

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What a year it’s been

by Kim December 12, 2013

I rang in 2013 at a palace in Jaisalmer, India, huddled around a bonfire underneath a dark desert sky. Music thumped from the dance floor. When midnight arrived fireworks exploded above me and I raised my head to watch.

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The sky faded soft like a lullaby

by Kim September 11, 2013

I drove to my parents. My Dad had to go to the doctor and I was going to take him. It was still so early, so dark, and I punched in the code on the garage door key pad and the door creaked up like an old man walking. I sat in the silence of the house on an easy chair, and in the silence I thought about how strange it is to grow up. I thought about how much more I know now and how much more I don’t know.

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

by Kim September 9, 2013

My book is here! Life On Fire: A Step-By-Step Guide To Living Your Dreams has launched on Amazon today. Live the life that you are meant to live. This book will teach you how.

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The things I know about happiness

by Kim September 3, 2013

I am an eternal optimist and I’m naturally resilient and these two traits keep me mostly happy most of the time. Still, I’ve said before that I consider happiness a moving target. Happiness isn’t something like a tattoo that, once embedded, stays forever. Happiness is not a destination.

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

by Kim August 29, 2013

Learn how to live your dreams! My e-book Life On Fire: A Step-By-Step Guide To Living Your Dreams is coming on 9/9/13.

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The journey

by Kim July 14, 2013

One day a voice inside me said: “This is not what your life is for.” And, against the odds, I listened.

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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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It is important to do what you love

by Kim June 25, 2013

It is important to do what you love. Because if you give this much to something you do not love completely, it will leave you empty.

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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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