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π˜›π˜° 𝘚𝘩𝘒𝘬𝘦 𝘡𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱π˜ͺ𝘯𝘨 𝘚𝘦𝘭𝘧 by Jedediah Jenkins


What better day to post my first ever book review than #worldbookday! I LOVE my roles as business owner, mom, and wife, but I’ve been trying to make room in my life for what makes me, me... and I am a big bookworm. So I just wanna use some space here to share my thoughts on my favorite books!


β€œBooks are the plane, the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey...” Jedediah Jenkins adds β€œbike” to this list, as he chronicles his self-discovery cycling journey from Portland to Patagonia in best-seller π˜›π˜° 𝘚𝘩𝘒𝘬𝘦 𝘡𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱π˜ͺ𝘯𝘨 𝘚𝘦𝘭𝘧.


I was wandering around Barnes & Noble on a date night looking for my next read when I came upon this book. I do this thing when deciding whether a book is worth reading or not: I read the first three pages. If you can’t hook me at least a little bit in the first three pages then it’s a hard pass. Well, Jed passed the test. When talking about his 30 years of life up until then, he described it as something that β€œwasn’t really mine... it was happening to me.” Hence his radical decision to embark on a 14,000 mile biking journey. I don’t know why that statement resonated with me the way it did. At the time (just a few months ago), my anxiety was at an all-time high and I had just decided to make some better health choices and start going to counseling. I was intrigued to read about Jed’s journey.


I swallowed this book whole. Jed is an excellent storyteller. He flips back-and-forth between describing the physical world around him and his own inner thoughts so effortlessly. He describes the countries he cycles through in a way that makes you want to book a flight there ASAP, fully knowing that part of the reason he sees things the way he does is because of the nature of the trip itself - when you’re cycling 50-60 miles a day your perspective shifts monumentally.


While we know it’s all about the journey itself - the destination this book takes you to is well worth it. Comment below if you’ve read this book!! πŸ‘‡πŸ½ I wanna hear your thoughts!

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