panacea | 11.06.17

panacea • [pan-uh-see-uh] • noun 1. a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all 2. an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties Don’t you sometimes wish that there was some big red button to push, a magic spell that you could recite or that just a simple snap of the fingers could solve all of…

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mitote | 10.23.17

“Sometimes my thoughts get so crazy, they’re like those little bingo balls flying around in that cage or like radio static while trying to tune into a station – any station, just something that comes through clear.” Yes, I did just quote myself, thank you for asking. It’s an excerpt from one of the posts that…

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live | 10.24.17

A few weeks before my birthday this past summer, I couldn’t stop thinking, “My god… I’m almost twenty-two years old.” Twenty-two. I barely believed that I was going to make it past 18. But I did. And then I turned 19 and thought, “This is it. I just can’t do this anymore. I’m done”, but before…

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enlighten | 10.22.17

Today’s Daily Prompt is a pretty fitting one for where I’m at in my life now. The word “enlighten” has come to mean something different to me over these last few months. Out of curiosity, I searched Merriam-Webster for the dictionary definition of the word. Enlighten \in-ˈlīt-niŋ, -ˈlī-tᵊn-iŋ, en-\ transitive verb 1. archaic: illuminate 2a. to furnish knowledge to:…

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fighting the good fight | 10.20.17

One thing that I’ve heard a lot over the years is how I – and others – are “battling” depression, “beating” depression. I guess that’s true. As hard as it gets sometimes, I’m going to keep fighting it and keep moving forward. If nothing else, it’s all I’ve done these past few years. I don’t…

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by the numbers | 10.12.17

5,100 miles, 100+ hours driving 17 days 11 states 3 National Parks 10 nights Walmart car camping 80+ tortillas, 2 jars of peanut butter and 20+ energy drinks A handful of new friends made 5 bagels, 7 muffins and 4 bananas taken from a Hampton Inn Countless new experiences, lessons learned and adventures had I’ve…

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expectations | 10.08.17

“Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.”  – Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings While on this trip back to Maryland, I’ve really come to realize how much of a hindrance expectations can be to an experience. Regardless of if it’s a positive or negative expectation,…

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almost home| 10.06.17

As we make our way to the East Coast, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on this trip. I have learned a lot of things in the last few weeks. I reaffirmed that I love being on the road. I love the freedom we have, I love the change of scenery and I…

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Attaining Ataraxia

at·a·rax·ia

\ˌat-ə-ˈrak-sē-ə\       noun

An untroubled and tranquil condition of the soul. (Greek author, Sextus Empiricus)

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