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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 261 :: travel trust

18 Sep


{trust}  

I’m back on the road, in Austin, Texas tonight under the beautiful big sky at sunset. I was very excited to see that my hotel has a view of the famous bridge and stood patiently at sunset waiting to see the bats. They never showed.

Then someone reminded me that this isn’t their season. Spring is when they fly (of course). It all reminds me of the importance of trusting the timing. Everything has a perfect time and a season.  

With, or without, bats.

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 155 :: trust in the process

4 Jun

{trust}  

Here I am back in Boston. Just yesterday I was sitting with my feet in the sand and listening to the ocean waves lap up against the shore. How quickly life can change.

So now, I must rest, and relax, and reflect. It is after these moments in life when things change so fast that we must slow down. And trust the process. 

Those are the steps that allow the flower to bloom. Rest through the winter, unfold into the summer. Trust me. 

More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 146 :: trust the waves

27 May



{trust}  

I’m headed to the Carribean (for a work trip!) and I have to say I’m trusting that I have everything I need. Packed. In my one bulging bag.  

The mantra in my head is saying, “Go with the flow, receive all that comes your way.” Even if my bag is over 50 pounds? Yes!

We’ll soon find out…  

Trust me!
More tomorrow.

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 79 :: trust the adventure

21 Mar

{trust} 

I find myself in Chicago tonight, it’s another travel day. Which means an adventure. Today’s adventure started off with my Uber driver canceling my ride to Logan Airport. It’s okay, I just called another UBER and made it to the airport just a little late. I still had time.

Then my bag was pulled in the airport security line for inspection.  I waited behind two other people waiting for their bags to be inspected. The first was a young mother with a bag full of breast milk. As the security guard inspected her bag the breast milk spilled all over the security table which took extra time to clean up. Then the next woman in line had a bag full of hairspray and soda. As I stood in line waiting, not very patiently, for my turn I couldn’t help but chastise these poor bag packers and vacation planners standing in line ahead of me as the time ticked away to take off. 

Finally, it was my turn and the security guard picked up my bag. Then she promptly pulled out not a bottle of milk, or hairspray or soda… but a metal tool called a Leatherman.

I gasped, and said, “Oh, my God we have been looking for that thing for weeks! I have no idea how it got in my computer bag…”

The security said, “Do you want to check it in your luggage and go back through security?” I looked at the long line and contemplated what was worse, missing my flight or telling Justin that the Leatherman he had been searching the house up and down for the last two weeks now permanently lived at Logan Airport.

I chose the latter and made my flight. The irony of all it this is that when I spoke to Justin tonight neither of us could figure out how the Leatherman got into my computer bag but both of us agreed that I was the worst offender out of everyone in line (especially the ones I was judging for their poor packing skills). Turns out I was the true idiot packer in line today. 

But it was an adventure. 
Trust me!
More tomorrow.

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 330 :: joy is travel

29 Nov


{home} 

I’m saying goodbye to Canada tonight as I head home to Boston. I find great joy in travel but I also find great joy in going home sweet home. 
 

Wheels up! 

More tomorrow… 
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 227 :: joy is travel

16 Aug
{jet plane}

Tomorrow I’m off to travel again. I do love to travel, it brings me great joy. Even if I have to wake up early in the morning to catch an UBER to catch a plane. I still love to travel. Which means… I need to sleep. SO this joybird is off to dream time. 

Sweet dreams!
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 170 :: laughter in your joy

19 Jun
{enjoy}

Find a little laughter in your joy

We just landed. Vacation over. There is nothing worse than the realization that vacation is over. Okay, maybe there are worse situations, but in the category of joy, this one is a buzzkill.

The saving grace of our flight home was the in-flight entertainment TV screens. Thank you Jet Blue. And TSA Pre-Check, too! Thank you Brent, the best travel agent I have ever used. And also, the only travel agent I have ever used. I didn’t know they still existed, travel agents. Extinct from the invasion of the internet booking sites, I thought they were a lost breed. It turns out they are alive and well… and amazing at their jobs too.

So tonight, dear Joy, thank you for taking care of us. From breezing through airport security lines to giggles and laughter on the plane.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 285 :: kind underwear

12 Oct

Hello Airport.

I fell in love with a pair of underwear this week. I know, it sounds silly. But is there anything more KIND than a great pair of underwear?

The funny thing is I found them in the airport. After I realized that I forgot to pack underwear for my trip this week. After I had already gone through security. Don’t ask me how I forgot, they just didn’t make it in my bag.

“Where am I going to get underwear?” I thought to myself as I walked to my gate, plotting a trip to get underwear somewhere in Chicago once I landed.

Just then, I walked by a little store and noticed out of the corner of my eye a display of underwear on the back wall.  SCORE!  I turned my roller bag and beelined it into Exofficio.

When the sales clerk asked if she could help me, I smiled. Actually, I grimaced, as I admitted that I forgot to pack underwear.

“Oh, you are going to LOVE our underwear!” She walked me to the back wall and went into more detail than anyone has ever gone into before about the panties on your rear.

She gushed:
“They are so thin you can barely feel them on!
They fit perfectly!
They are odor free and stain free!
You can wash them in the sink and they dry in ten minutes so you don’t have to pack as many pairs when you go on vacation!”

I smiled at her nicely, but in the back of my head, I thought she was tiny bit crazy. I just needed some underpanties pronto and didn’t care if they required dry cleaning at this point. As long as they could get me to Chicago and back I was sold.

I checked out and went on my way. Funny thing is… she was right.  I LOVE this underwear. More than I loved my patterned underoos as a kid. Upon arriving back in SeaTac airport today I walked myself right back into that store and bought a few more pairs to take home.

As I was checking out the sales clerk recognized me. I nodded and said, “Yes, I’m back! And I LOVE the underwear!”

Just then, a woman checking out at the counter looked over at me and said, “Underwear?” with a quizzical look.

I found myself gushing:
“They are so thin you can barely feel them on!
They fit perfectly!
They are odor free and stain free!
You can wash them in the sink and they dry in ten minutes so you don’t have to pack as many pairs when you go on vacation!”

Yeah…. so I have now talked more about my underwear with strangers in airports in one week than I have over my entire life. But let me say this: nothing is more kind than a great pair of underoos on your bottom. Talk about feeling powerful and kind all at the same time.

(Bonus! They told me Exofficio has a super undies sale two times a year.)

My new motto: be kind and wear comfortable underwear.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 185 :: going slow

26 Jul

Kindness is slow.

I’m sitting on the train and soaking in every moment of the rolling tracks. I have a strange fascination with train travel. It’s slow. But, as I sit here absorbing all the people and conversations around me, I realize it is so kind.

Slow but kind.

I wonder if there is a relationship between the two?

Kindness can be fast too, of course. But maybe the slow kind of kindness is the deep kind.

There is so much more kindness on a train than a plane. Like more leg room and bigger chairs that recline more than ¾ of an inch. But I think it goes deeper than that.

People talk on the train. To each other! They gather in the observation car. They read books. They play cards. They take photos of the scenery rolling by. They exchange email addresses. They treat each other like human beings.

Because they are being. Instead of waiting.

They are families. They are couples. They are singlets too. They are old men playing chess in the snack car. They are little boys playing Go Fish with their parents too. They are old ladies sharing their life stories with little 5-year girls, squealing at their shared love for Ed Sheeran.

There is a certain amount of kindness on the train, which I believe is really the act of seeing. And listening. To each other.

People listen on the train – to each other and to the conversations of others, as we all hear the creaking rails bumping along below. People look you in the eye on the train. They say “excuse me” as they walk through the hallways and pause to let you navigate the strange space in order to push open doors that connect adjoining cars.

They share their train stories too. Where they are going. Where they have been. The trains they have traveled, hope to travel, and most important, how long they have been on THIS train. It’s a competition of sorts. Who has been here the longest? Who has traveled where? And why?

There is something so very kind about the train, I am realizing.

Planes are fast. Trains are slow.
But sometimes slow can be good – for the body and soul.

All aboard.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 347 :: travel shredule

12 Dec

Day 347: Day 3. 

It’s on. A 21-Day Yoga Shred. Today is officially Day 3.

And I am traveling. I’m not sure how I’m going to get in a full yoga shredule with all the snow, travel, delays and the I’m finally HERE moments of this day.

Although there was a pretty view out my plane window….Chicago looks all dolled up for Christmas with these lights. Can you see the Christmas Tree??

So tonight will be light. It’s all I’ve got in this moment.
And yet, maybe that is what this yoga year is trying to whisper in my ear.
Be. Here. Now.

Now on to yoga… shredding it and then off to bedding it.

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Namaste, Shredule. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{Getting Shred?}
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