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This fucking year….

So, here we are - the end of 2016. And what a year it was.

It sucked right!?

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That’s when the magic happens…

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

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Only this body

The problem is, you think you have time.

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Condensing of Time

Life in the moment can be this ridiculously good thing.

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Lessons from Trekking

During my recent trekking adventure in Oregon that was nothing like I thought it was going to be, I realized that there are some important life lessons that I could take from the experience. Here are my 5 lessons from trekking.

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Here is my ‘Dear Life’

Dear Life –

I’ve been hesitant to write you because I wasn’t sure how I felt about you. I knew believed you were giving me “gifts” – but they sure didn’t feel like gifts – all that struggle and messiness?! Come on now - what kind of gifts are those?!

But now… now I think I’m getting it. And I think that I’m ready to say thank you.

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Live it like you mean it.

'Wow, that's so brave', she remarked to me, after I told her I moved here only knowing one or two people. I chuckled to myself, thinking - 'oh, if only you knew!' I decided to not share all those times that I felt scared, felt less than courageous, in the last 10 months.

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Gratitude. part dos

Last week when I wrote about making a list of what I am grateful for in this past year, a few folks asked about that list. So -- here is a portion of that list, in no particular order (the numbers are there just because I like lists, not because of priority).

38 things I am grateful for:

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I am not a fan of making resolutions at New Year’s. Maybe it is because I think that the new year should either be the solstice, or my birthday. Or maybe it is because it just seems like kind of a fake holiday – I mean, who says that it should be a 365 day year? What marks December 31st as the end of the year? Or maybe it is just because I am not a joiner – so I’ve never liked doing what everyone else is doing.

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The Last Night

The last night we were in Ecuador, I realized that it was my last night of my 'year' of travel. I sat with my journal, after evening meeting and reflected on where I had gone and where I was going. Here are my thoughts from that night....

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