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We’ve learned from the best

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{Photo of the day: Seth & Drea are our nomad neighbors for the week.} One of the primary factors why the full-time RV lifestyle is working so well for us this time around is because we’ve learned to slow down. Years ago we never could have imagined staying parked for two weeks or more in one place, now it’s our norm. It was our friend’s Seth & Drea that intrigued us with...

Better understanding myself and the world around me

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{Photo of the day: We took a short drive from camp tonight to the spectacular Anticline Overlook.} I’m currently reading a fascinating book, “The Righteous Mind: Why good people are divided by politics and religion” by Jonathan Haidt. It’s one of those books that bends your mind in a way that allows you to view life and humankind from a totally different angle. It contains...

Thoughts from 10 days without internet

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{Photo of the day: Southeast Utah is the place to go to disconnect.} Today concludes my digital detox.  What was supposed to be 7 days without internet turned in to 10, and it was absolutely glorious.  Here’s what I learned… 1.  I love mono-tasking.  Multi-tasking is over-rated.  I experience far more enjoyment and am way more productive when I focus on one thing at a time.  We think...

If I could travel back in time

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{Photo of the day: Yoga time.} Mackenzie, our 21 year old niece, is currently wading thru one of life’s existential crises.  The “what do I want to do with my life” dilemma that I remember all too well.  I think I might remember it so well because, for me, that feeling has never completely gone away.  Mark & I so badly wish we had answers for her, or a roadmap, anything to help ease the...

What a dream

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{Photo of the day: Our current address.} Eastern Utah.  It’s a desert utopia for Coloradans that are sick of the snow.  When we got our truck camper 9 years ago, it became a given that March and April were the time to leave the mountains for a Utah getaway.  Moab, Comb Ridge, Valley of the Gods, Lake Powell, Capitol Reef, the destinations for campers are endless.  Each a vast...

The things we’re capable of

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{Photo of the day: Rock climbers on top of Rooster Butte.} I was reading a book when I heard voices, faint and small in the distance.  I looked up at the giant sandstone monolith who’s shadow I was sitting in and saw two tiny little humans beginning to scale the rock face.  Not 30 minutes prior had the same couple walked past our camp with large backpacks in tow.  An hour later...

Six weeks in the Verde Valley: A recap

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A few years ago, I never could have imagined us camping in the same area for six weeks.  Our house has wheels so that we can move.  Why would we stay put for a month and a half?  I think it has to do with a lack of urgency.  When we owned a house and went on trips in our truck camper, there was always an end date.  Whether the trip was a week long or a month long, there...

The simple act of noticing

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Photo of the day: The last drops to remain after today’s storm. It’s been nearly 15 months since I began the practice of photographing my life daily. When 2020’s 365 project came to an end, I couldn’t imagine stopping. And so, without really thinking too hard about it, I woke up January 1st and kept going. It’s been challenging and rewarding, some days are hard and...

Thoughts on getting vaccinated

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Photo of the day: Hot tea on another chilly day in the desert. When the vaccine first came out I was relieved it wasn’t an option to get it right away. I needed time to think, to digest, to wrap my head around the decision. I know to some people I may sound insane or selfish or irresponsible and that to them, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a no-brainer. Flip that coin and...

A sunrise hike to start the week off right

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Photo of the day: The effort to get to Shaman’s Cave in time to watch the sunrise was totally worth it. We woke at 4:20am.  We were on the trail before 6:00 and arrived at our destination 20 minutes before the sun rose.  Our timing worked out perfectly. I had casually said to Claire & Brandon a few days prior “we should do a sunrise hike to the cave”.  I was merely filing the...

Michele

Hi, I'm Michele, a nomadic wedding photographer and lover of the great outdoors. I live on the road full-time and document my adventures daily. This is my personal blog where I share and record my thoughts on living simply and intentionally with less stress and more joy. Check out my wedding and portrait photography at http://www.oncwest.com

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