Girl on the Go: Alaska

We made it to Friday once again! I can’t believe we are half way through August.

Put Alaska on my Girl on the Go list. I continue to add major vacation ideas to my Girl on the Go list and haven’t been able to check off any lately. With our recent move, it’s made things a little more difficult to get away. But, I can always dream.

northern lights alaska

Today’s Haiku:

gazing at the skies
painted with celestial hands—
graceful mother earth

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Anyone been to Alaska! Tell me about your trip!

Are you looking for bucket list items? Check out some of mine here. Or, feel free to suggest a fun activity for my list! I love adventure!

~Nicole

Girl on the Go: Montana

Hey! Hey! It’s Friday!

Put Montana on my Girl on the Go list. I don’t know when I am going to have time to go, but at least it’s on the list now.

hot springs haiku

Today’s Haiku:

bubbling, boiling
steam bath takes away the chill—
shelter from the snow

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Anyone been to Montana! Tell me about your trip!

Are you looking for bucket list items? Check out some of mine here. Or, feel free to suggest a fun activity for my list! I love adventure!

~Nicole

Girl on the Go: Idaho!

Hey friends! How are ya today?

I am super excited to add Idaho to my Girl on the Go list. I don’t know when I am going to have time to go, but at least it’s on the list now.

Today I found this great bucket list for people who live in Idaho and thought I should keep it around for when I can start planning a trip west. There are 75 things listed ranging from panning for gold, hiking or biking, fishing and eating ice cream. There are several historic sites listed as well. If you are interested in Idaho, you may want to check out this list too. Here’s the link: Visit Idaho.

Idaho haiku

Today’s Haiku:

I await the trek
anticipation is high
hello Idaho

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Has anyone been to Idaho? I would love to hear about  your adventure!

Are you looking for bucket list items? Check out some of mine here. Or, feel free to suggest a fun activity for my list! I love adventure!

~Nicole

The Abandoned Haiku

I wanted to take a minute to thank all my followers who continually praise the work I am doing and take time to like or post comments. The last couple of weeks have been busy and I haven’t had as much time to read the blogs I follow. Please know that I am thinking of each one of you and hoping to read your engaging, funny and inspiring posts very soon. I’ll have more time after next week…at least I think…

Ok, I am excited to share another podcast with you.

Last week I listened to the podcast, DIY MFA. It was episode number 15, Master Class with Jane Yolen. You can listen here. In the interview, Yolen quoted Paul Valery, french poet and philosopher, and he said, “A poem is never finished, only abandoned.”

At some point you have to move on, so I decided to go back to the vault and select a haiku I wrote in October 2014 and see if I can breathe new life into the abandoned haiku. The first haiku is the one from last October, and the second one is for today.

merry go round haikuToday’s Haiku:

Merry-go-round creeps.
I wait for the motion to stop—
New horizons.

scene never changes
monotony weighs heavy
on my heart

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Do you ever feel like your poetry or prose is finished? Do you simply trust that you have done the very best that you can and move on?

Have a terrific Thursday!

~Nicole