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How to live an exceptional life, even when life doesn’t feel exceptional

What were you doing when you were 16 years old? If you were anything like me, the answer is…not very much. At least, not compared to Jessica Watson who, at the age of 16, completed a solo, nonstop, unassisted circumnavigation of the globe…in a little sailboat. What? Can you even imagine this? At 16 years (read more…)

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Packing up and moving on

I am sitting at my kitchen table as I write, surrounded on all sides by boxes and boxes full of the stuff that fills my house. We have been in full-blown packing mode for at least two weeks now, and yet there still appears to be no end in sight. But moving day is next (read more…)

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Selling vs. renting our house: how we knew the right choice (for us)

Along with a little ticket purchase last week, this summer has been a bit monumental for our family: we also sold our house. Yep, this house. We weren’t sure what we were going to do with the pad when we hit the skies for a year, but once we returned from our spring book tour (read more…)

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Weekend links

For a special edition of weekend links, I thought I’d link to some of my favorite travel-ish blogs—after all, this is mostly what I’ve been reading lately as I’ve taken on another full-time job getting us ready to go. 36 days and counting! Bridges and Balloons :: Twenty-something Victoria left London a few years ago (read more…)

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On having a son

Around this time last year, my husband, Martin, and I found out we were having a boy. We were so excited to become parents! I couldn’t wait to kiss my baby’s cheeks, love our child, and go on great adventures together. But there was a small part of me that got a little scared. I (read more…)

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