Life Lately • June

Kittens! So you know when you are having a pretty rough time, but then you run into a friend at the coffee shop and they suggest going on an adventure? Well, my friend, Aaron, and I went on an adventure a couple weeks back and it was grand. We went to a small waterfall to take photos and just take in the nature. It was spontaneous and so good to get out of the city and just breath.

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I love traveling.

Which brings me to my next “life lately” I have this wonderful opportunity to go on a month long trip through Canada and the PNW this summer! EEK! I will be going with my friend Ryan and we will be camping, couch surfing, taking amazing photos, meeting new people, and I am fucking excited!

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I am excited to visit some national parks (both state side and in Canada), I am excited to visit the PNW again, but mostly excited to be in nature and continue to find who Jaclyn is.

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This is going to be a life changing adventure and I am so ready. I don’t really have any expectations of this trip except to just let it happen. Which I think it a good way to go about it.

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In the book I’m reading, Vagabonding, there are many portions of it that just speak to me and I want to share a few with you (and I’m not even finished with it yet!):

Vagabonding is not a lifestyle, nor is it a trend. It’s just an uncommon way of looking at life – a value adjustment from which action naturally follows. And, as much as anything, vagabonding is about time – our only real commodity – and how we choose to use it.

…the reality of vagabonding comes into sharper focus as you adjust your worldview and begin to embrace the exhilarating uncertainty that true travel promises.

The goal of preparation, then, is not knowing exactly where you’ll go but being confident nonetheless that you’ll get there. This means that your attitude will be more important than your itinerary, and that the simple willingness to improvise is more vital, in the long run, than research….After all, your very first day on the road – in making travel immediate and real – could very well revolutionize every idea you ever gleaned in the library.

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So, overall I am excited, optimistic, a little bit scared, but ready for it. And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, I’ll probably post a few photos whenever I’m in a cafe or have internet. Until then, go out and adventure in your own city. Find random waterfalls (I mean, I live in Kansas and we found one), walk along the river, explore. It’s good for ya.

Peace + love, Jaclyn