September has been a month of reflection. A whole, luxurious month with no client projects spent walking through the wilderness, drinking with the valley’s handsome, adventurous base jumpers, stepping outside my tent in the morning and blowing kisses to the mountains.
It’s been a time of deep joy, even deeper well-being, and yet deeper contemplation.
I’ve made some big decisions about what comes next (more on that later). I’ve cried tears of gratitude while staring at imposing limestone cliffs. I’ve put my newfound self-love to the test, forgiving myself even when I make mistakes. And I’ve reflected on just how far I’ve come after a year and a quarter on the road.
And I’ve realized that one of the things I’m most grateful for is the series of new mantras I’ve developed. Realities I remind myself of every week. That I always have an exit. That all my options are good. That life isn’t pass-fail. And that I am loved.
So, just in case you’re new around here or just need a reminder, here are links to the most important lessons and mantras from this first year and a quarter of full-time travel.
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