The New Journey Begins

There’s always an a-ha moment where you find a new avenue and then you jump on it. It’s like that ubiquitous “road less traveled” that Robert Frost so loved which seemed to call to me, and I had to take the leap. Like so many times before, I was smitten with the sense of adventure.

Today is not unlike one of the many times where my heart has fluttered and my palms have become sweaty with just thinking about the excitement to come. Yet, these moments are all part of the path; they aren’t the beginning of one nor the end of one. They simply are, and I enjoy them every time they come.

A small discussion with my husband led me to this moment. I asked him, “If you could start a business anywhere in the world doing anything, what would it be?” He loves to throw out the most wild ideas he can, since he knows what kind of dreamer I am, and so he responded with “underwater metal detecting.” That was the moment when I thought to myself, sure I can make that happen. (He really shouldn’t kid with me!)

Here I am today, coming back into myself and finding passions rising again as I look toward moving abroad. It’s one of those dreams that just never seems to fade away! It’s about time to make it a reality!

As part of this journey I have re-awakened my blog, which went dormant 2 years ago after an amazing trip living in our Jeep as we toured the USA in search of national parks. Another aspect of this new journey, and an equally important one, involves finding work that can travel with me.

Hence, I’m now a freelancer! I have years of experience, so why not offer myself and make a business of it? If you’d like to learn more about what I can offer, click Kim Ellsworth Marketing.

This website and blog promises to be a new journey toward a new career and a new home. Unlike other blogs where people talk about what they’re doing, as if there was minimal planning involved, this blog will detail our decisions and plans that take us into the great beyond. May you find inspiration in it, and may you support my family by contracting out my services. As the saying goes “you can’t have one without the other.”

The Glorious Year of 2014

Since 2014 was so epic for Nick and me, and because our blog site, Word Press, offers this cool “Year in Review,” I figured I’d sum up our travels and whatnot into one tidy post.

Here’s a map that shows all the states we managed to visit in 2014. Somehow we missed Oklahoma….

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Ranger Station Creek Trail (Idaho)

The hike on the Ranger Station Creek Trail in Idaho started like any other hike, you know, the kind where you have absolutely no idea where the trail head is, and then you have absolutely no idea how long the hike is or even the change in elevation. It also ended like any other hike, where you show up back at the start and feel accomplished. It turns out, it’s those middle pieces that make this experience quite unique.

I chose to hike the Ranger Station Creek Trail which is just past Garden Valley, about an hour outside Boise. I guess the only parking offered is across the street at the ranger’s station?! So, that’s where I parked. Luckily, I was safe to park there on a Saturday.


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Hiking with Nick in the Boise Foothills

Nick came and visited me for Thanksgiving in Boise! Yah!! And of course I’m getting around to posting about it a month later haha… My roommates were out of town, and so I took their dog for a walk with us. We did the Crestline and Sidewinder Trails. Here’s a photo tour of our time walking in the hills. Enjoy!


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Moving to Boise, Idaho and becoming a working woman

I moved to Boise, Idaho!

and Nick is still living in Seattle…..

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Kim’s “Dirty Thirty”

I turned 30 on October 11 (and am finally getting around to writing about it). Yup, I am officially a new member of the “dirty thirty” club! I didn’t even remember that phrase until everyone reminded me (haha). Does that mean I’m supposed to have lots of sex now and/or roll around in mud? Where did that phrase come from anyway?

According to the Urban Dictionary, “Dirty Thirty” means “the age at which single women without children realize that their biological clock is ticking. As a consequence they may lower their standards and increase their willingness to perform sexual acts as a matter of desperation in order to find a mate/sexual partner. They may also attempt to hook up with younger males as an attempt to elongate their youth. The expression almost always refers to women, as men are thought to always be in this state.”

Now that’s interesting! I guess it does mean getting down and dirty with lots of sex!… haha. Well I didn’t exactly spend my 30th doing that exactly, especially since I’m already married with a man always at my beck and call (wink wink), but I did do all sort of other random things that might show my age to be of the funky route.

It's official!
It’s official!

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A Sneak Peak of Grand Teton National Park

I hope you all enjoyed Nick’s blog about Yellowstone, but I’m back and talking about the Grand Teton National Park which is located just south of Yellowstone. Mostly people view them together, and we were no different. Unfortunately, we spent only one day checking out the Tetons, and that happened to be the day that it was overcast thus making the Tetons either completely covered or just barely visible. Luckily, by the end of our day they came out in their full glory so that we could at least get a peak at the peaks (pun always intended!). Since our day was mostly a drive by affair, along with a stay at the restaurant for some pizza, this blog shall be composed of photos. Enjoy!

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