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Tomorrow morning I fly out to San Francisco with a brief layover in Detroit, Michigan. I’m so excited to see Josh (my fiancee) and I can’t wait to see everything that he and his family have planned for us.

I was sitting in my room yesterday and the words “love well” immediately came to mind.

Deciding to love well is one of the most important decisions that you or I will ever make in our lives and one that will have the most positive or negative results.

What does it mean to you to love well?

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Daily Travel Updates

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I recently made an amazing discovery online called Paper.Li. Through this website, you can create your own daily newspaper where you choose the type of content and the people who are featured. I decided to start my own which you can find by clicking here.

The content is very similar to what I love to post on this website and includes travel, adventure, books,  and inspiration.

I hope that the paper will be useful to you and that it will give you all a better idea of the things I love and where I go for inspiration and to learn something new.

On the website, Paper.Li is described as the easiest way to collect, publish, and share content on the web. The types of media range from articles, to photos, to videos.

Make sure to subscribe to daily updates by entering your email address on the top right-hand side of the page.

This has made it so much easier for me to stay up-to-date on all of my favorite bloggers, writers, and other people that I follow online. I find that it can often be overwhelming to stay current because there are so many interesting people to follow. However, I hope that you find this to be as simple and easy to use as I have.

A few of my favorite people that you can find on my page include: Amber Rae, Shauna Niequist, Bob Goff, Natalie Sisson, Tsh Oxenreider, and many other writers and travelers.

Also, I will be open to adding new hash tags or ideas to the page so feel free to leave a comment or send any ideas to me at betsy.ramser@gmail.com.

Have a wonderful day!

Where Would You Go?

Image Text from Charity Water

Image Text from Charity Water

Happy Friday, friends!

Text by Don Miller

Text by Don Miller

 

How Do You Live Out the Story You Want?

Bulgaria & Italy 2013

What does it mean to live a greater story? Well, this is a question that I’ve pondered and often thought about long before I had a blog or even knew what a blog was.

I’ve always been excited by the idea of living an amazing life.

A life where you could die at any moment and still be really proud of the life that you had lived. A life where adventure and heart-pounding moments were a daily occurrence.

However, putting that into practice can often be more difficult than simply discussing how wonderful it would be.

And at the end of the day, I think that it most often comes down to how we live out everyday moments…

Living out everyday moments.

The hundreds of decisions that we make as we live out each day.

The decisions to really press in even when we’re really tired and would rather just sit in front of the tv for a few hours.

The decisions to spend a few minutes journaling or reading each day so that we have the opportunity to learn something new or record fleeting moments.

The decisions to try something new when it would be much simpler to just do things the way that they’ve always been done.

I used to really struggle with envy. I would see Facebook statuses from tropical locations…or exciting jobs…or wonderful friends…and I’d want to live that story myself.

Just because you’re not living out the same story as someone else doesn’t make your own story any less meaningful or beautiful.

We are each born with unique gifts, capabilities, and desires and the best way to honor ourselves and God is to fully live out our own unique story!

We each have the power to write our story exactly how we want to.

So, my question to you (and to myself) is this… What could you do differently this week to really start living out the the type of life that you want to live?

What does it mean to you to live a greater story?

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Much love,

Betsy

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