I’m going to scramble up a lot of the different lessons I took away from my weekend at Wanderlust Vermont into several posts. Here’s what is sitting with me the most right now…

I’ll start with the ending. Leaving Wanderlust was such a magical mixture of feelings. I let stuff go. I called stuff in. I RESTED. I DID IT ALL. It was the first time in a long time that I wrote a big check and took a chunk of days off and really let myself feel like I was being extraordinarily good to myself. It was very uncomfortable and totally awesome.

But I wanted to share in my first look back this quote which I heard at one of the Speakeasy lectures I attended called, “Make Your Passion Your Paycheck”


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Jamie Zimmerman led the lecture and she shared a lot of really interesting insight about what it feels like to follow your passion, particularly in the face of fear. Fear is not something that a few unlucky people have to muddle through. Fear is in us all, and overcoming it to pursue your passion seems to me to be one of the most UNREAL and amazing ways to experience being alive.

Jamie also talked about how we can start to distinguish the way an “excited, oh-my-gosh” fear feels and a “NO WAY. THAT’S NEVER HAPPENING” fear feels. Our bodies are smart and they give us all these little cues and markers about what’s right for us and what direction we want to move in.

Three things:

1.) Flip flops are not that nice to your feet. Check these out.

2.) I’m currently eating: Repair and Recover Chia Pudding from Oh She Glows.

3.) My favorite podcast over the past couple weeks has been NEVER EVER GIVE UP from Lewis Howes. A couple highlights from that..

After being cut from his high school basketball team, Michael Jordan went home, locked himself in his room and cried.

Steven Spielberg was rejected from the University of Southern California School of Theater, Film and Television three times. He eventually attended school at another location, only to drop out to become a director before finishing. Thirty-five years after starting his degree, Spielberg returned to school in 2002 to finally complete his work and earn his BA.