Leaving the 9 to 5

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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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The end of days: my last week in a cubicle

by Kim May 14, 2012

Sweet freedom! I officially resigned from my job on Friday. A synopsis of my last week of work and a preview of what comes next.

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Seven weeks until departure: rain, reactions, and talismans

by Kim April 1, 2012

Seven weeks until we depart to travel around the world. A reflection on rain, co-worker reactions, and the talismans that have pulled me through.

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Telling our jobs about our plans to travel

by Kim February 5, 2012

Brian and I have both come clean at work about our plans to travel! It wasn’t easy, but we feel great now that the cat is out of the bag. 15 more weeks!

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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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A look back at 2011 and a look forward to 2012

by Kim January 1, 2012

Happy New Year everyone! No new year has been more anticipated by me. 2012: The year we leave to travel the world.

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Update: life marches on

by Kim August 7, 2011

A recap on the changes that have been happening lately. In the past six weeks we put our house on the market, sold 75% of our worldly possessions and moved into an apartment. How’s that for a busy six weeks?

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The Speed of Change

by Kim July 17, 2011

Last week we put our house on the market. One day later we had a full price offer (thanks to St. Joseph). Change is coming at warp speed around here lately.

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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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