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๐˜›๐˜ฐ ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง 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 Iโ€™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!

โ€œBooks are the plane, the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey...โ€ Jedediah Jenkins adds โ€œbikeโ€ to this list, as he chronicles his self-discovery cycling journey from Portland to Patagonia in best-seller ๐˜›๐˜ฐ ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง.

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 canโ€™t hook me at least a little bit in the first three pages then itโ€™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 โ€œwasnโ€™t really mine... it was happening to me.โ€ Hence his radical decision to embark on a 14,000 mile biking journey. I donโ€™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 Jedโ€™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 youโ€™re cycling 50-60 miles a day your perspective shifts monumentally.

While we know itโ€™s all about the journey itself - the destination this book takes you to is well worth it. Comment below if youโ€™ve read this book!! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ I wanna hear your thoughts!

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