What do you need to leave behind?
When I was in college, I figured my life would come together around graduation. I'd meet a guy; we'd plan a beautiful wedding and buy a nice house - not necessarily with a picket fence, but with whatever kind of fence we wanted. I might work, or I might not, but whatever we decided, I would be happy.
When I got out of college and my life didn't look like that, I floundered around, trying to figure out how to get the life I had always dreamed of. I went down so many different paths for it. Career. Travel. Friends. Relationships. But none of them were as satisfying as I hoped they would be.
Like many 20-somethings, I tried desperately to discover the life of my dreams after college, but instead of finding it, I just kept accumulating baggage. I had school loans, car payments, electronics I couldn't afford, a house full of mismatched furniture I didn't love but that had become my own, 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 50 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 was.
This is the story of that trip and learning to live life with less baggage.
©2013 Allison Vesterfelt (P)2013 Allison Vesterfelt
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"Captivating & inspiring!"
Not what I expected, it was better!
I enjoyed the authors narration and how her understanding of herself unfolds throughout her journey. Each piece of the puzzle adds to the clarity.
Yes! And I will likely listen to it in one sitting again!
Get ready to pack your bags! This book will inspire you to take a leap of faith.
"Don't Relate to Author"
I couldn't relate to the author, so listening to her life story was not very appealing to me. I read this for a book club assignment. I wouldn't have done it except to discuss later.
I will say this: I didn't think her road trip was nearly as courageous as she seems to, and I was so sick of her references to the rich ruler at the end... BUT, I appreciated how open and honest she was about her experiences that year. She tells the truth, and I respect that.
"Great story, Well told"
I enjoyed this book very much. it is realistic and deals with real issues. I saved so many quotes from it.
I didn't want to stop listening. This book spoke to me right where I am at. In an unsure place where God is asking me to step out in faith. I just might listen all over again. Such a real book full of things that I want to say and sometime lose the nerve. thanks so much!
"I recommend it to everyone I know!"
Instantly connected to this book, and I, personally, loved the way the author narrated; it made me feel like we were having an honest and open conversation. I enjoyed the vulnerability. This book is such a gem to me. I re-read it often, and am always grateful for the wisdom and lessons learned. Please write a sequel! Would love to see where your journey has led you to now.
"loved the story!"
the narrator was a little distracting, but I loved that it was read by the author so it didn't break my experience or detract from the narrative. love the lessons and the adventure. makes me wanna go see Deadwood.
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