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Packing Light Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage,9780802407290

Packing Light Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage

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Edition: Revised
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 9/1/2013
Publisher(s): Moody Publishers
Availability: This title is currently not available.

Summary

Carrying baggage you don't need?

When I was in college, I figured my life would come together around graduation. I’d meet a guy, have a beautiful wedding, and we'd buy a nice little house—not necessarily with a picket fence, but with whatever kind of fence we wanted. Whatever we decided, I would be happy.

When I got out of college and my life didn’t look like that, I floundered, trying to get the life I had always dreamed of through career, travel, and relationships. But none of them satisfied me as I hoped. Like many twentysomethings, I tried to discover the life of my dreams, but instead I just kept accumulating baggage—school loans, electronics I couldn’t afford, hurt from broken relationships, and unmet expectations for what life was “supposed to be” like.

Just when I had given up all hope of finding the “life I’d always dreamed about,” I decided to take a trip to all fifty states . . . because when you go on a trip, you can’t take your baggage. What I found was that “packing light” wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.

This is the story of my trip and learning to live life with less baggage.

Author Biography

ALLISON VESTERFELT is a writer, thinker, dreamer and the managing editor of Prodigal Magazine, an online platform for storytellers. She is passionate about helping people live and tell good stories. She is from Portland, Oregon but lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband Darrell.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Go On A Trip Chapter 2: Pack Your Bags Chapter 3: It's All About The Benjamins Chapter 4: You Don't Know What Your Need Chapter 5: Road Blocks Chapter 6: Is This "Real Life"? Chapter 7: When You Don't Pack Light Enough Chapter 8: Packing Too Light Chapter 9: American Dreamers Chapter 10: Open Hands Chapter 11: What Do You Do? Chapter 12: The Mourning After Chapter 13: Finish What You Start Chapter 14: Write Your Own Book Afterword

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