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I worked on two blogs posts this week that were long overdue, years in the making, really. They are about clarity, declarations, and the power of our voice. My diagnosis: Hashimoto’s Hypothyroiditis. My realization: By not expressing my fully authentic voice, I was slowly killing myself. Literally and spiritually. My crystal clear declaration: I will quit my job to travel the world. {link to the posts in my profile}
Aug 29, 2014

I worked on two blogs posts this week that were long overdue, years in the making, really. They are about clarity, declarations, and the power of our voice. My diagnosis: Hashimoto’s Hypothyroiditis. My realization: By not expressing my fully authentic voice, I was slowly killing myself. Literally and spiritually. My crystal clear declaration: I will quit my job to travel the world. {link to the posts in my profile}

August was a quiet, introverted, and introspective month for me. I haven’t been posting many photos, and I’ve missed it. Not a single trip, either, which felt weird (though I’ll make up for that with my fall travel calendar: New Orleans, Italy, France, Spain, and Tunisia, so far). I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that I’m still researching and trying to wrap my mind around. It’s a strange feeling to be told there is no cure, there is no resolution, there is only a new normal. In honor of tonight’s New Moon - and its purging, cleansing power - I will say that what’s left as I near the end of the month is a stronger than ever commitment to quit my job and travel the world. I’m working toward it every day. I’m getting closer and closer. Doesn’t matter how long it takes, it’s happening. New normal and all.
Aug 25, 2014

August was a quiet, introverted, and introspective month for me. I haven’t been posting many photos, and I’ve missed it. Not a single trip, either, which felt weird (though I’ll make up for that with my fall travel calendar: New Orleans, Italy, France, Spain, and Tunisia, so far). I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that I’m still researching and trying to wrap my mind around. It’s a strange feeling to be told there is no cure, there is no resolution, there is only a new normal. In honor of tonight’s New Moon - and its purging, cleansing power - I will say that what’s left as I near the end of the month is a stronger than ever commitment to quit my job and travel the world. I’m working toward it every day. I’m getting closer and closer. Doesn’t matter how long it takes, it’s happening. New normal and all.

afternoon light #homesweethome
Aug 23, 2014

afternoon light #homesweethome

A Sunday afternoon spent working on creative ventures looks like this. #homesweethome
Aug 17, 2014

A Sunday afternoon spent working on creative ventures looks like this. #homesweethome

When you wander about in the Wasatch Mountains, it looks like this. #utah
Aug 16, 2014 / 1 note

When you wander about in the Wasatch Mountains, it looks like this. #utah

If you squint and look reeeealy close, you’ll spy a tiny town called Midway, Utah.
Aug 15, 2014

If you squint and look reeeealy close, you’ll spy a tiny town called Midway, Utah.

room with a view.
Aug 13, 2014 / 1 note

room with a view.

I live in a beautiful city. #slc
Aug 12, 2014

I live in a beautiful city. #slc

Getting honest and brave with my dreams today. #RTW Adventure planning has begun. www.aseriesofadventures.com
Aug 10, 2014

Getting honest and brave with my dreams today. #RTW Adventure planning has begun. www.aseriesofadventures.com

Fathom featured another one of my travel photos. Can you spot Virginia, the Hopi elder I met and baked bread with in March? If you don’t already follow @fathomwaytogo, get on it. They’re an inspiring travel resource!
Aug 5, 2014

Fathom featured another one of my travel photos. Can you spot Virginia, the Hopi elder I met and baked bread with in March? If you don’t already follow @fathomwaytogo, get on it. They’re an inspiring travel resource!

Can you spy the fiddler?  #cultureyo
Jul 26, 2014 / 1 note

Can you spy the fiddler? #cultureyo

The sunrise could not have been more beautiful. Experiencing the Hopi Home Dance was profound. We were among only 6 non-Hopi in a crowd of about 4,000. We were up at 4:00am and the first dance started as the sun peeked over the mesa. It was 115 degrees by 10am. The last dance finished after sun down. I’m more familiar with the pow wow (ie social) dances in my own region of the west, but this is entirely different. It was sacred, private, ceremonial, even somber. Absolutely no photos, as you can imagine, so it will just have to live vividly in my memory.
Jul 22, 2014 / 1 note

The sunrise could not have been more beautiful. Experiencing the Hopi Home Dance was profound. We were among only 6 non-Hopi in a crowd of about 4,000. We were up at 4:00am and the first dance started as the sun peeked over the mesa. It was 115 degrees by 10am. The last dance finished after sun down. I’m more familiar with the pow wow (ie social) dances in my own region of the west, but this is entirely different. It was sacred, private, ceremonial, even somber. Absolutely no photos, as you can imagine, so it will just have to live vividly in my memory.

This is what road trips look like in my corner of the world…through a dirty windshield, no less.
Jul 21, 2014

This is what road trips look like in my corner of the world…through a dirty windshield, no less.

sunsets over the Hopi mesas take my breath away…and yes, basically every night looks just like this.
Jul 21, 2014

sunsets over the Hopi mesas take my breath away…and yes, basically every night looks just like this.

Hello, Southwest.
Jul 20, 2014 / 1 note

Hello, Southwest.