Inspiration

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A little story about a little sloth

by Kim November 7, 2012

A little story about a little sloth stranded on the side of a river in the Amazon

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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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The travelers commandments

by Kim April 29, 2012

As I get ready to leave on this great adventure, I wanted to create my own sacred text, a reminder of my personal ethos.

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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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Say what you are

by Kim February 8, 2012

I have learned the power of saying what you are, even if you don’t feel worthy of the title.

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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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You can become what you want to be (or the story of how I lost 85 pounds)

by Kim January 25, 2012

The story of how life threw me curve balls, I gained 60 pounds, lost 85 pounds, started running, and gained the confidence to follow my dreams.

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Why I’m quitting my job to travel

by Kim January 11, 2012

I am constantly asked why I would give so much up to travel. The answer I give is normally inadequate at explaining the true reasons behind why. This is my attempt, in the best way I know how, to explain it.

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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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