Weekend Thoughts: Break Routine

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As we welcome in the weekend, I wanted to share a quick bit of inspiration. A friend of mine shared a video this week that highlighted the journey behind Jedidiah Jenkin’s year long trip, on a bike, from Oregon to Patagonia. His words are simple yet profound as he explains why he chose to leave his job and make this journey. Listening to the why behind his trip makes it hard not to think, what can I do to challenge myself as he has? Could I drop it all and do something similar? Maybe you can, but if you can’t don’t worry. Personally, I think we can take a different challenge. We can ask ourselves how we can break our routine and intentionally live a life that is alive. It may not need to be that drastic of a change, maybe it is only on your weekends that you challenge yourself to break the routine. Ideas like this inspire me to dig deeper into life and be more present within the moment and take those big, or small, risks whenever possible.

I shared this video to challenge you, and myself, to break the routine of the weekend. My hope is that we may all find a way to experience these two days in a deeper way than we normally might. It doesn’t have to be a lot, but taking just an ounce of Jedidiah’s words and applying them could change how you feel about life 20 or 30 years from now. All you have to do is begin with this weekend. Take his words as a challenge however you wish as you head into the weekend. Come back on Monday and tell me what you did and we can talk about it 🙂

Happy weekend my friends. Enjoy every once of it whether that means taking time for yourself or getting things done you have been putting off.

Hello! I’m Megan Gilger,

A strong believer that nature and the seasons are our greatest teachers. We live on a hill in Leelanau County, Michigan just a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. This land we are responsible for is where we are focused on building a life around the seasons and intention. We spend our days here building a regenerative model of living and focusing our garden on native plants and intensive polyculture planting styles. My focus is less on self-sufficiency and more on community-sufficiency through how we grow and connect through the seasons.
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