Lessons on the Road: Balance in the Extremes

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Edinburgh, 2018. Must. Keep. Moving.

Starting this June, I took advantage of an opportunity of a lifetime to travel. When this opportunity landed on my lap, my first reaction had been hesitance until a friend had said, “Are you crazy? Do you know how few people in the world can do this?”

“But my career,” I had replied, “A year off would slow that momentum down, and it feels so self-indulgent.” In the end, opportunity won, and I gave notice to my job where I had a close group friends and community, a sense of purpose and an independent pay-check*. This would be the first time I was without a job since age 16.**  Continue reading “Lessons on the Road: Balance in the Extremes”

The Andalusian Magic of Sevilla

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Note: This is the first of a multi-part series on Andalusia, a region in southern Spain.

Seville, June 24, 2018

Tonight children played, running across the plaza chasing bubbles on water reflections. As their laughter echoed, twilight settled and I was once reminded again of my favorite childhood memory— going to the city square with my dad as the sun tucked into night.  What a strange and exciting transition that was, as one by one the night lamps flickered and shone, welcoming the cool evening as the winds chased the heat away.

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