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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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Stuck on Wasatch Mountain

by Kim April 6, 2014

The plan was to visit Bryce Canyon National Park. But, friends, we are still in the midst of The Never-Ending Winter and it is cold outside. Camping in below-freezing temperatures and snowstorms does nothing for me. So we’ve changed our plans.

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Reporting from the other side of our first presentation (WE SURVIVED!). Plus, a visit to Arches National Park.

by Kim March 31, 2014

It’s been just over a week since we hit the road. We’re at the beginning of a brand new adventure and I’m not sure how I feel. On one hand I feel a bit crazy because of the driving, the camping, the packing and unpacking, the wild moving around. It’s a bit of an effort to find my chi.

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On the road again

by Kim March 23, 2014

We said our goodbyes to our families and our dogs. We shed a few tears. And then we started driving. Driving, driving, driving. We camped last night in Missouri. We set up the tent and rolled out our sleeping bags and then we went for a short hike. “Hey,” Brian said, “we’re working right now!”

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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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The mad ones. Rediscovering the athlete within.

by Kim March 6, 2014

I gave up the rigorous training and racing schedule when I packed my bags to go traveling. These days, it’s all I can do to hold on to a tiny semblance of the runner I used to be.

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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 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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30 lessons from three years of blogging

by Kim February 4, 2014

30 important lessons I’ve learned from three years of blogging.

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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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My morning run on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

by Kim January 14, 2014

I haven’t been running (save a panicked sprint away from an aggressive monkey or two during our bike tour) since we hunkered down in Amsterdam (that feels like ages ago, so much has happened since then!).

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Biking Vietnam

by Kim January 12, 2014

Our bike tour started in Da Lat. We navigated our bikes through traffic circles and the honking chaos of the city streets and then onto the back roads outside of the city.

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To kiss the world

by Kim January 7, 2014

I want my focus for 2014 to be about nurturing that unshakable core within. That is my resolution for this New Year.

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