Short Poem: Pebble

Short Poem: Pebble

I am merely a pebble. Nothing more. Nothing less. I once was a rock Full of edges, sides and corners Capable of doing damage with only little direction or force I was heavy, full of weight planted firmly into the carpet of beige sand below me I was a rock Too hard to break Too tough to touch I was alone The water surged over me faster than I could

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Benefits of Nature

Benefits of Nature

The experiences and memories that can be created from being out in nature are incomparable to anything else.  Even now as we continue on this journey, it brings me back to the trips I would take with my parents over twenty years ago.  Before the travels around the world and the birth of my other deep-rooted passion of learning and connecting with different cultures, nature was my first love. Childhood

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National Park Pass

National Park Pass

For less than the price of a dinner and a movie for two you could have a year-long opportunity of endless adventure at your fingertips. Access to the Best Artist of All Time For less than a picture of Benjamin Franklin you could have near full-access 365 days a year, 24-hours a day (most national parks), to all of the magical and magnificent landscapes drawn by the most talented artist

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The Road to Freedom

The Road to Freedom

We belong everywhere and nowhere at the same time.  We’re not meant to be kept in one place. Our beautiful apartment which we once loved started feeling like a beautiful cage that traps us in one location.  The more we started questioning everything and allowing our thoughts go past the point we would normally let them, we were able to realize how simple the decision was.  We don’t want to

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Home: Where I’m With You

Home: Where I’m With You

If you had asked us six months ago where we saw ourselves in the next few years, our answer would have been completely opposite from today.  We would’ve told you about a big house somewhere- preferably four to five bedrooms, three plus bathrooms, huge kitchen, the works.  A small dose of societal pressure mixed with a heavy dose of familial pressure made us certain that our two-year plan included a house followed by a baby,

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The Second Time Around

The Second Time Around

Our families always joke that every time we take a road trip, we end up coming home with some new, wild and crazy idea.  Well, after two road trips and two very crazy ideas, it’s safe to say there might be a lot of truth to that. The Honeymoon That Changed Everything In May, Boris and I had just come home from a five-week belated honeymoon. At the time, we were

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The First Big Step

The First Big Step

Just over a year ago, Boris and I thought we had made the biggest and boldest decision of our lives. We told our families that we were moving to Savannah, Georgia–a place where we had spent a total of two days. This is Where the Shock Comes In Why Georgia out of all places? Well, that’s exactly what our family wanted to know. No one could figure out what we

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Nice vs. Kind

Nice vs. Kind

Nice is a horrible quality to have and we need to stop equating it to something good. I’ve always said that when someone asks you why you’re with someone and the first adjective you use is because they’re so “nice”, then it’s about that time to break up with them.  Why? Because nice just isn’t so nice. What Does It Really Mean to be Nice? I looked up the definition and two

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People vs. Titles

People vs. Titles

We are all programmed to trust, respect, and admire certain positions and people based on their titles.  But, the truth is that we’re all just human. People are not immune to downfalls and human weaknesses just because of a title or certain letters following their name.  People are complicated and simple all at the same time. People possess traits that are unflattering and unappreciated.  That includes all people. Next time you

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The Sun

The Sun

Sun is Nature’s Medicine There is just something so powerful in the sun.  When you let yourself embrace it’s power, it fills you with a renewed sense of freshness and motivation. During my toughest days at work, I wouldn’t go out to eat, take a walk, or even listen to music. All I would do is go outside and sit in the sun. I would let my face press up against

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