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  • Hello There!

    I'm Sarajane, a blogger, photographer and life consultant based out of Asheville, NC.

    On this blog you can find stories from my experience, my thoughts on the world, tips for making the most out of life and on occasion photos of remarkable people or my travels.

    Grab a cup of coffee (or bourbon) and make yourself at home!
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    with love,
    Sj

On Doing Something Great. (The Evolution Series)

Do you ever share a time with someone and leave thinking, “we just solved the world!” I’m lucky enough in my life to have people like that surrounding me on a regular basis.

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Donna Dobbins McCall - July 25, 2016 - 4:31 pm

What if I told you that you have already touched and changed many many lives for the better… Including mine?

The Art of Letting Go. And. The Journey In-Between. (Guest Essay from Jessica Rosenkoetter)

Dearest ones, it is an absolute pleasure to introduce you to Miss Jessica Rosenkoetter. She has been a dear friend of mine for several years and this is the first time her beautiful words have graced my blog. It is beyond an honor for me to have her here. If I were to find any way to describe Jess it would be as a powerhouse of love. She has taught me again and again what it looks like to care for the people in my life. Please, share your kindness with her today in the form of comments and sharing her beautiful words with friends. She deserves it. 

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“We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go.
For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.”
–Rainer Maria Rilke

We are really good at holding on.  From birth we learn to latch to our mothers, to hold hands, to be held, to snuggle close, to stay warm, to not get lost, to be safe [or give ourselves the illusion of safety]. But then we grow up and we have to learn to let go. But no one teaches us.  And it is not our instinct.  Our instinct is to hold hands, to be held, to stay safe.  No one teaches us this, but it is becoming more and more apparent to me that letting go is the most necessary skill.

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Vickie Murphy Florence - July 18, 2016 - 3:59 pm

Wow. Let us all try to embrace the space between no longer and not yet!! Remember and embrace the past. Sometimes we must make peace with our past but each experience made us the individuals we are today. May we never fear our not yets in life. Don’t let your fear of the not yet become a regret of your no longer. So thankful our paths crossed Jess and I look forward to them crossing again in the not yets the world holds for us.

Frankie Nicole Brown - July 18, 2016 - 4:47 pm

so beautifully written, my dear!

Mandy Hoyle - July 18, 2016 - 6:19 pm

Thank you for your eloquent and enlightening essay, Jessica.

On Social Media Activism. ( The Evolution Series )

I’ve hesitated to write this blog post, taking time to make sure that I’m speaking with truth to my experience. I often keep my opinions to myself when it comes to the world or other people on social media. I prefer to do my best to speak with wisdom and thoughtfulness whenever possible, particularly, if I’m unsure of the impact my words may have. However, I’ve set aside this series as a way of exploring myself and my thoughts as they develop. The challenge I’ve given myself is to write about the most transformative thing I’m experiencing at that moment and well, this week, it’s this. So, here we go.

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Cheri Pomraning-Dobbins Allegood - July 14, 2016 - 7:52 pm

Love. Respect. Speak.

Reykjavik City Guide

Over coffee one brisk but sunny afternoon my friend/business partner Tyler told me that flying to Iceland is surprisingly inexpensive. We took a look at it and I bought my tickets right there in the cafe’. Later Oby and I decided that it would be fun to go together so we added him to the itinerary and found ourselves in Iceland for 10 days this May.

We pieced our trip together with advice we received from Lonely Planet, friends who’ve been before and good ole’ Google. It feels like my duty to give back to the traveling community with a few tips from our experience. So, here we go:

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On Positive Entitlement. ( The Evolution Series )

We moved into our house in May. Oby and I rented a 3 bedroom because it was incredibly important for us to each have a space of our own. When we moved in I ended up with the master bedroom. It’s the biggest room I’ve ever had, with the biggest closet and the most spacious bathroom. I set up my closet early and offered up my room as the place that we could store things while we arranged the rest of the house.

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