The Beginning

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One day until departure: lots of tears

by Kim May 21, 2012

One day until we leave home to travel indefinitely. We’ve been crying like babies.

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3 days until departure. A post about housekeeping: literal and otherwise

by Kim May 18, 2012

Three days until departure! We’re packing boxes and tying up loose ends, making decisions about what to keep and what to give away. It’s pure chaos around here!

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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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Insomnia and anticipation as reality sinks in

by Kim May 2, 2012

For years this trip was just a grand idea. But as we pack up our stuff and say our final goodbyes it’s sinking in that this is real.

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And on the seventh day they shopped

by Kim April 18, 2012

A taste of the many purchases we have been making lately- from electronics to buffs to fancy underwear.

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Confessions of a soon-to-be nomad

by Kim April 15, 2012

36 days until departure: Confessions from a (slightly overwhelmed) soon-to-be nomad

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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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The hardest part: leaving pets to travel long term

by Kim March 25, 2012

The hardest part about traveling is leaving our beloved dogs behind.

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No nerves in sight

by Kim March 11, 2012

10 weeks until departure and I’m not even nervous.

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Where is home?

by Kim February 22, 2012

When people ask me, as they certainly will, where I am from- what will I say? Am I from Ohio, where I lived as a child, or Oregon, where I’ve lived my adult life?

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16 weeks and a million things to do

by Kim February 1, 2012

We leave to travel the world in 16 weeks! We’re so close to the starting line but before we leave we need to tackle our ever expanding to-do list.

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My fear can kick my other fear’s ass

by Kim January 22, 2012

I have big and small fears about quitting my job to travel. I worry about money, about health insurance. I worry that I won’t be able to make a living doing what I love and that I’ll have to go back to a cubicle. But there is one fear that is bigger than all the others.

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It’s my blogiversary!

by Kim December 13, 2011

A year ago I sent my first words out into the universe via this blog. It was the best decision I ever made because it connected me to all of you.

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We bought our tickets to Ecuador!!!

by Kim November 13, 2011

After a lifetime of dreaming, three years of saving, and a crazy year of selling our house and all of our stuff, our trip around the world is officially on the books!

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The waiting is the hardest part

by Kim November 11, 2011

After months of working frantically we’ve finally conquered every large obstacle that stood in the way of our dream. Now, it’s a waiting game and the waiting is the hardest part.

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The difference a year makes

by Kim October 28, 2011

My life is insanely different than it was a year ago. What a difference 365 days makes.

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