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My decision to write a post today came after a long, long absence from online writing. I simply felt motivated to put something out on the web, and hopefully to encourage readers and wanderers.

So much has changed since my last post nearly a year ago. As I look back on just the last five or so posts from 2011, I can see a picture of me as one who’s searching, clinging, and desperately trying to climb out of a valley. Here we are at the end of July in 2012, and I see myself as having climbed out of that valley. I’m in a full-time position, about to do something I’ve been waiting to do my whole life, recently bought a house, and living a life that I’ve waited to live for so many years. At this point, I can enjoy life in a way I couldn’t have imagined back in 2011.

There are plenty of struggles still, ones that are deeply set in my own mind and past. There are physical struggles, emotional struggles and relationship struggles. You see, these struggles never disappear. They are struggles that we face at every stage of our lives. Hundreds of readers arrive on this site searching, so it’s important to knkow that whatever struggles we have, they are not unique to us alone.

 

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"Wanderlust: A Social History of Travel," by Laura Byrne Paquet (Fredericton:Goose Lane Editions, 2007) "The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping malls, and the Search for Home," by Pico Iyer (Toronto: Random House of Canada, 2000). "Outliers: The Story of Success," by Malcolm Gladwell (New York: Little, Brown, and Company, 2008).

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