It’s less 'seize the day' at this point then let it happen and be present while it does.
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TA…and away she goes!

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.

Tony Robbins
The Blissful Hiker wearing throwaway clothes and carrying everything she'll need for five months in a throwaway suitcase.
The Blissful Hiker wearing throwaway clothes and carrying everything she’ll need for five months in a throwaway suitcase.
I checked my bag all the way through to Kerikeri, New Zealand – and hope the airlines wouldn't lose it.
I checked my bag all the way through to Kerikeri, New Zealand – and hope the airlines wouldn’t lose it.

I’m leaving Saint Paul for Kerikeri, New Zealand on a late fall mid-day. Leaves are past peak, raining to the ground in a final blur of orange and brown. It’s gray, threatening drizzle but the clouds part slightly to blue sky, like promises of a few more brilliant days.

Yesterday was my last day of work for nearly six months. I signed off with my most favorite piece by my most favorite composer, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 where he tells his orchestra to ‘play like a sound of nature.’