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TRAVEL TO THE DESTINATION YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO VISIT,
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Pathways & Possibilities: Give it a Try

Jlynn Frazier

Last week I mentioned that I am moving. In the past I have donated items, but I had two big ticket items I decided to try and sell. I have never been so frustrated than I have been trying to do this as I have dealt with people not paying for items, sending fraudulent checks with silly demands, or saying that they wanted to buy something then deciding that they do not have the money or no longer want it at the last minute. It's OK though. I learned a lot through the process. One of the things I learned is that it is much easier and fulfilling to just give items away to friends and family who want them. So that is what I am doing. And the rest I will just donate.

Moving is a process and each time I get rid of more and more stuff. I just look around and think... do I want to give this item any more of my time, energy, and money. If the answer is no, then out it goes. The things that matter are worth my time to pack and take care of. What do you think? Give it a try and I bet you will find a few things to get rid of.  

 I have been with more limited Internet than usual this week, but find I have survived just fine and even read more than my typical summer week. Here are a few of my favorite links for a little reading and imagery. It sure got my wheels turning and writing and I hope you find a nugget or two that resonate with you too. 

  • We have been starting to explore with video through the use of our GoPro. As someone who grew up near Acadia National Park and still enjoys the beauty of this park in all four seasons this short time lapse caught my attention. 

 

Big puffy white clouds along the AT while hiking the Bigelow Mountain Range. I love clouds!

Pushing Through Fear to Find Your Freedom

Jlynn Frazier

Sometimes I finally hit publish on writing that has been emerging for a long time and it finally takes form here. Other times I just see something and immediately want to write about it. Today is one of those days. As I sip on soy chai tea (one of my little pleasures), I read about someone I know taking a risk to pursue something she was passionate about during "a year of serious risk-taking and lots of I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm doing it anyway." WOWZA! I just loved reading this and find such inspiration in seeing others take risks and go for it.  

What this risk looks like and what we push through fear to go and do will be different for everyone. Having done a great deal of this myself, I know how difficult and rewarding it can be. I think about finding a way to push through the fear to find your freedom. Freedom to be who you are, to pursue the things that matter most to you, and to surround yourself with people who add positively and encouragingly to you. 

I recently went on an epic adventure hiking the Bigelow Mountain Range in Maine (part of it was a section of the Appalachian Trail). It was 19 (or so) miles covered in a day. This crazy awesome idea was one that Jared and I came up with while hiking a large section of the Bigelows last year. So a year in the making (almost to the day) we hit the trail starting with 2.9 miles up Cranberry Peak and ended with a descent down Little Bigelow Mountain. This picture was captured about 5 a.m. or so as we dropped off one vehicle at the end and drove to our starting point. It was a physically challenging hike but we did it! I was tired, sore, and content. And thirsty for more. 

Dropping a car off at the end of the AT section here. Then on to the beginning of the Bigelow Mountain Range starting with Cranberry Peak.