One Step at a Time

Headed to summit South Sister! Even though it’s my second time, I am still kind of freaking out. Will I actually make it through those 12 miles again?! A few years ago, I told myself that I wanted to hike at least one big mountain each year. Last...

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Under the Golden Moon

This morning I wake up early, throw on my shoes and jacket, and head out for a walk along the coastline. It’s super dark and will be dark for a few more hours. Why am I up and out so early?! I look up and...

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Your Creative Expression Is Worth It!

At some point I made up a lie that writing isn’t worthwhile. My limiting mind tells me I should be doing more important and productive things with my time. I’ve always known myself to be hard working. I actually remember the moment when I was 14 years...

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Your Creative Expression is Meant for YOU!

A writer is meant to write. A painter is meant to paint. Same with musicians, dancers, actors, photographers. Yes, I’m talking to ALL OF YOU incredible artists and creatives! Every single creative expression is meant to be expressed. And it is meant to be expressed through you. Do...

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There’s No Going Back!

This is my last sunset in Bali. But I don’t feel ready to leave! I have so much more to do! So much more to experience, reflect and create! Ugh!!! I thought I would have it all figured out by now! I won’t ever be “ready” because...

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Trip For My Soul

I am on a scooter ride from the bustling city of Ubud back to the beach where I belong. My view is filled with banana trees, palm trees, rice terraces, Hindu temples and kites blowing in the wind. Seriously?! I am smiling throughout the entire 2-hour...

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Endless Moments of Possibility

I am watching the most incredible sunset of my life on Gili Trawangan, Lombok. I’ve watched the sunset over the ocean consistently for seventeen nights. But this is the sunset I have been waiting for. It’s fiery—full of reds and oranges and seems to get more...

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A Place Within Me

I am hanging out on a white sandy beach in Nusa Lembongan, Bali with Macedonian and Dutch women travelers. We are laughing and exchanging stories about our travels. I share that I did not plan any aspect of my trip—AT ALL. Each day I decide where...

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Riding Imperfection

I am on a cliff side terrace overlooking the ocean. It’s absolutely gorgeous here in Uluwatu, Bali. There are dozens of surfers in the water—some of the best in the world who come to this exact spot to catch the perfect wave. Here, I am watching the...

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