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The privilege of literacy

My friend ask me how I was liking the book I was reading while lounging in the hammock around the campfire. “Not that great,” I answered. “Actually, I’m trying to hurry up and finish it because I kind of hate it.” “Why don’t you just… Read More »The privilege of literacy

A woman sits in Hot Springs National Park

Vacation when you can’t

With record-high gas prices this summer, long and far weekend trips were not that affordable. The good news is gas prices have started to come down, and let’s hope they continue. But higher gas prices make you think twice about going on a long road… Read More »Vacation when you can’t

Swimming in The New

During the entire week leading up to my trip to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve my stomach would knot up anytime I thought about our planned whitewater rafting trip. I have fallen out of the boat in class III rapids before and… Read More »Swimming in The New

Hipster or homeless?

Note: this post contains affiliate links. Shopping through those links supports Right Kind Of Lost at no extra cost to you, for which we are eternally grateful! Before my last trip to Southern California, I polled my friends and coworkers on fun things to do… Read More »Hipster or homeless?

Dealing pre-trip anxieties

A friend recently asked me for advice. She had a trip coming up where she would be traveling alone on a long car ride to meet up with some other friends. Knowing that I love traveling solo, she asked the usual things – tips for… Read More »Dealing pre-trip anxieties

Why I love Arkansas

I am so excited to have Kathryn on the blog today! Kathryn is a 6th-grader and an award-winning writer. She loves being outside in her beloved home state, Arkansas. She enjoys reading while she isn’t writing and doing fun crafts with her mom. Her family… Read More »Why I love Arkansas

I’m always amazed at the lies we tell ourselves so we can keep failure at bay. But when we are more open minded, who knows what we can accomplish.

Yeah, that will never be me

Have you ever looked at other people doing something and thought, “Yeah, that will never be me”? There are two reasons you don’t imagine yourself doing what they are doing. One reason is that it is something you know you will never be able to… Read More »Yeah, that will never be me

Falling Out Of The Boat

One moment I was sitting atop the raft paddling hard when our guide yelled, “Paddle!” The next moment I was under water struggling to get my bearings. I, obviously, was the person who fell out of the boat; the one they were talking to in… Read More »Falling Out Of The Boat

Why I strive for mediocrity. It's good to set goals and work toward them, but sometimes you just need to strive for what makes you happy.

Why I strive for mediocrity

I have been watching the Olympics all week and it’s great to see people accomplishing such seemingly impossible tasks. When I went skiing, I fell just standing there. And ice skatin … lets just say I made my way around the rink holding the rail.… Read More »Why I strive for mediocrity

Reflecting in nature is a great way to deal with stress, anxiety, depression, and simply being overwhelmed in life. Nature show us life goes on.

Reflecting in nature

I’ve been feeling kind of blue lately. And one of the best ways I tackle those feelings that get me down – self doubt, sadness, being overwhelmed at work, being overwhelmed in my personal life – is to go into nature and spend time to… Read More »Reflecting in nature

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