Lauren Edmond

@laurenedmond.travels

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Independent Travel Agent Full Time Traveler Holistically Healing Minimalist Mindset
In order to truly trust your journey, you must eliminate comparison. Comparison kills more dreams than anything. It creates a level of insecurity that constantly leaves you wondering what you’re doing wrong, when really ~ you’re exactly where you need to be. 

There is no timeline for marriage or a family. You’re not behind because you’re renting instead of owning a home. There’s no planned date that your business has to be a raging success by. There’s no way to dictate how long it’s going to take to reach your optimal health. 

Ticking boxes to find your happiness will never work. Tuning out everyone else & listening to what you really need will offer you some proper guidance. 

We all have our personal paths to follow and choosing to own your path, instead of keeping up with someone else is so much more inspiring. 
When you surrender to the idea of following timelines, you open up a world of opportunity to know yourself better. 

Instead of letting comparison to someone else’s journey rule your mind - choose to be grateful for the path you were given. Allow yourself to trust that everything is unfolding for you. It is. 

And if you’re tired of seeing me float around in waterfalls all day, that’s too bad. I already mapped out 19 to visit in Maine 🥲

 #IndependentTravelAgent 
 #TrustYourJourney 
 #MindsetMatters 
 #StopComparing 
 #WorkRemote 
 #FemaleEntrepreneur 
 #WomenWhoExplore 
 #PracticeGratitude 
 #ChoosePeace 
 #WanderlustLifestyle 
 #FullTimeTraveler

In order to truly trust your journey, you must eliminate comparison. Comparison kills more dreams than anything. It creates a level of insecurity that constantly leaves you wondering what you’re doing wrong, when really ~ you’re exactly where you need to be. There is no timeline for marriage or a family. You’re not behind because you’re renting instead of owning a home. There’s no planned date that your business has to be a raging success by. There’s no way to dictate how long it’s going to take to reach your optimal health. Ticking boxes to find your happiness will never work. Tuning out everyone else & listening to what you really need will offer you some proper guidance. We all have our personal paths to follow and choosing to own your path, instead of keeping up with someone else is so much more inspiring. When you surrender to the idea of following timelines, you open up a world of opportunity to know yourself better. Instead of letting comparison to someone else’s journey rule your mind - choose to be grateful for the path you were given. Allow yourself to trust that everything is unfolding for you. It is. And if you’re tired of seeing me float around in waterfalls all day, that’s too bad. I already mapped out 19 to visit in Maine 🥲 #independenttravelagent #trustyourjourney #mindsetmatters #stopcomparing #workremote #femaleentrepreneur #womenwhoexplore #practicegratitude #choosepeace #WanderlustLifestyle #fulltimetraveler

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15 days ago
Work is not your life. 

People often say, “well, I really love my job & I don’t see why a side business would benefit me” 

That’s wonderful you’re passionate about your work, but stop and think how many hours of your life you are trading to a boss that would replace you as quickly as needed. You may love your work, but does it grant you all holidays with your loved ones? enough vacation time to truly feed your soul? Does it leave room to any sort of spontaneity or are you trapped with a weekly schedule?  Do you really get to spend as much time with your family and friends as you’d like? 

 It always blows my mind that people equate their worth to how hard they work at a job or how long they’ve been with the same company. That is not your life - it is work. If you feel as if you can’t separate the two, then I invite you to try something new. 

 I bet you have a million other passions, but sadly most people never find them because they’re too caught in this live to work cycle. 

Be loyal to yourself before you trade your life to a job that views you as replaceable. 

 #IndependentTravelAgent 
 #FullTimeTravel 
 #WorkFromWifi 
 #WomenWhoExplore 
 #WVTravels  #WildandWonderful

Work is not your life. People often say, “well, I really love my job & I don’t see why a side business would benefit me” That’s wonderful you’re passionate about your work, but stop and think how many hours of your life you are trading to a boss that would replace you as quickly as needed. You may love your work, but does it grant you all holidays with your loved ones? enough vacation time to truly feed your soul? Does it leave room to any sort of spontaneity or are you trapped with a weekly schedule? Do you really get to spend as much time with your family and friends as you’d like? It always blows my mind that people equate their worth to how hard they work at a job or how long they’ve been with the same company. That is not your life - it is work. If you feel as if you can’t separate the two, then I invite you to try something new. I bet you have a million other passions, but sadly most people never find them because they’re too caught in this live to work cycle. Be loyal to yourself before you trade your life to a job that views you as replaceable. #independenttravelagent #fulltimetravel #workfromwifi #womenwhoexplore #WVTravels #wildandwonderful

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17 days ago
We’re moving to M.A.I.N.E 🙌🏼
~ for two months! 

🌲I’ve been hunting for a house in every single state plus several countries & yesterday I finally stumbled on a practical decision. One where all I need are bikinis & hiking boots 👙🥾😜

🌲I was thinking about making a leap and going abroad, but I don’t have as much time as I’d like to get through George’s paperwork. It’s A LOT of work & a lot of fees if you want to travel abroad with your fur babe! While I understand it, I just don’t have the bandwidth for it at the moment. 

🌲I spent a weekend in Maine a few years back & have been wanting to revisit ever since. I fell in love with the smell of the pines against the ocean breeze. It rained the entire time, and the hikes were still amazing. So yeah, I am SO excited to see what a Maine summer is all about! At the end of this new chapter, I’ll be heading to Tulum for a few days and then it’ll be back to scanning the map! 

🌲Part of me wishes I’d figure out how to pick my next stops ahead of time, because I start to get anxious not knowing where I’m going to be living. At the same time though, I love the feeling of seeing everything fall into place exactly the way it’s supposed to. I guess I’m still learning to trust in not knowing & understanding that you really do wind up right where you’re supposed to. I have such good feelings about this next step 
🙏🏼🖤

 #IndependentTravelAgent 
 #TravelFullTime 
 #SoloTravel
 #WorkRemote 
 #WomenWhoExplore 
 #EntrepreneurLifestyle 
 #GrowthMindset
 #MinimalistMindset 
 #TravelCats

We’re moving to M.A.I.N.E 🙌🏼 ~ for two months! 🌲I’ve been hunting for a house in every single state plus several countries & yesterday I finally stumbled on a practical decision. One where all I need are bikinis & hiking boots 👙🥾😜 🌲I was thinking about making a leap and going abroad, but I don’t have as much time as I’d like to get through George’s paperwork. It’s A LOT of work & a lot of fees if you want to travel abroad with your fur babe! While I understand it, I just don’t have the bandwidth for it at the moment. 🌲I spent a weekend in Maine a few years back & have been wanting to revisit ever since. I fell in love with the smell of the pines against the ocean breeze. It rained the entire time, and the hikes were still amazing. So yeah, I am SO excited to see what a Maine summer is all about! At the end of this new chapter, I’ll be heading to Tulum for a few days and then it’ll be back to scanning the map! 🌲Part of me wishes I’d figure out how to pick my next stops ahead of time, because I start to get anxious not knowing where I’m going to be living. At the same time though, I love the feeling of seeing everything fall into place exactly the way it’s supposed to. I guess I’m still learning to trust in not knowing & understanding that you really do wind up right where you’re supposed to. I have such good feelings about this next step 🙏🏼🖤 #independenttravelagent #TravelFullTime #solotravel #workremote #womenwhoexplore #entrepreneurlifestyle #growthmindset #minimalistmindset #travelcats

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24 days ago
🌈Dare to dig deeper before you quit on yourself🌈
The majority of people quit their businesses because sooner or later they realize it’s not something that flows naturally to them. It takes hard work. Yes, in your business, but more so in your personal development. You have to reach a level honesty and self awareness in all aspects of your life. You have to accept that you probably know nothing about running a business. However, you’re more than capable of learning, as long you are coachable & have an open-mind. This isn’t going to happen overnight. 

Every time you get frustrated and think it’s easier to quit, you have to find a way to pause and reflect on what’s really causing the frustrations. The results are the surface level ~ your patterns and mindset are the depth that created those undesired results. Yes, I’m saying YOU are your problem. Remember the bigger picture you have for your life, not your short-term frustrations. 
 
I’m speaking solely from my experience in this business, even though I know I’m still my own work in progress. I’ve had a million opportunities to give up on myself. I’ve experienced ample frustrations of my own alongside delayed goal timelines. It happens to all of us! Eventually you learn it’s about so much more than tackling individual goals you have for yourself. Anyone can power through work and hit a goal. It’s the mindfulness that sets you apart. The personal growth that happens in between all of the hard work you’re putting in, that’s why your business is going to be a success. It’s in your willingness to grow. 

 #IndependentTravelAgent
 #FemaleEntrepreneur 
 #WorkRemote 
 #TravelFullTime 
 #SelfReflection 
 #Mindfulness 
 #Mindsetmatters 
 #PersonalDevelopment

🌈Dare to dig deeper before you quit on yourself🌈 The majority of people quit their businesses because sooner or later they realize it’s not something that flows naturally to them. It takes hard work. Yes, in your business, but more so in your personal development. You have to reach a level honesty and self awareness in all aspects of your life. You have to accept that you probably know nothing about running a business. However, you’re more than capable of learning, as long you are coachable & have an open-mind. This isn’t going to happen overnight. Every time you get frustrated and think it’s easier to quit, you have to find a way to pause and reflect on what’s really causing the frustrations. The results are the surface level ~ your patterns and mindset are the depth that created those undesired results. Yes, I’m saying YOU are your problem. Remember the bigger picture you have for your life, not your short-term frustrations. I’m speaking solely from my experience in this business, even though I know I’m still my own work in progress. I’ve had a million opportunities to give up on myself. I’ve experienced ample frustrations of my own alongside delayed goal timelines. It happens to all of us! Eventually you learn it’s about so much more than tackling individual goals you have for yourself. Anyone can power through work and hit a goal. It’s the mindfulness that sets you apart. The personal growth that happens in between all of the hard work you’re putting in, that’s why your business is going to be a success. It’s in your willingness to grow. #independenttravelagent #femaleentrepreneur #workremote #TravelFullTime #selfreflection #mindfulness #mindsetmatters #personaldevelopment

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28 days ago
Your heart always knows when you deserve more, the question is - Will you choose to follow it or continue to feel small in your life?

I’ve settled the majority of my adult life. Settled in careers that diminished my mental health. Settled in locations that weren’t meant for me. Settled in friendships and partnerships with people that didn’t deserve an ounce of me. 

Why? Settling is comfortable. It’s a convenient place to land. It’s an excuse to not deal with the shit you’re avoiding. It provides security, but it’s far from magic. 

These past 3 months I’ve spent exploring have reminded me the type of magic that is possible and that each of us deserves. It’s reminded me that life should be carefree and flowful. If your met with continuous chaos ~ it’s because you’re not being true to who you are. 

You owe it to yourself to start saying ‘no’ to all the jobs, all the people, all circumstances that do not spark a certain level of love & magic within you. Return home to your true self. 

 #Travelagent  #fulltimetravel  #womenwhoexplore  #digitalnomad  #nomadliving  #workfromanywhere  #workremote  #femaleentrepreneur  #smallbusiness  #femaleowned  #wv  #usa  #usatravel  #westvirginia  #wildandwonderful  #befree  #healthymind  #mindset  #goals  #travelgoals  #wander  #getlost  #wildflowers  #mountainviews  #roam  #dollysods  #busymanifesting  #soulful  #trueself  #findyourlight

Your heart always knows when you deserve more, the question is - Will you choose to follow it or continue to feel small in your life? I’ve settled the majority of my adult life. Settled in careers that diminished my mental health. Settled in locations that weren’t meant for me. Settled in friendships and partnerships with people that didn’t deserve an ounce of me. Why? Settling is comfortable. It’s a convenient place to land. It’s an excuse to not deal with the shit you’re avoiding. It provides security, but it’s far from magic. These past 3 months I’ve spent exploring have reminded me the type of magic that is possible and that each of us deserves. It’s reminded me that life should be carefree and flowful. If your met with continuous chaos ~ it’s because you’re not being true to who you are. You owe it to yourself to start saying ‘no’ to all the jobs, all the people, all circumstances that do not spark a certain level of love & magic within you. Return home to your true self. #Travelagent #fulltimetravel #womenwhoexplore #digitalnomad #nomadliving #workfromanywhere #workremote #femaleentrepreneur #smallbusiness #femaleowned #wv #usa #usatravel #westvirginia #wildandwonderful #befree #healthymind #mindset #goals #travelgoals #wander #getlost #wildflowers #mountainviews #roam #DollySods #busymanifesting #soulful #trueself #FindYourLight

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a month ago
I want so much more than this provincial life 💫
~ & I’ll keep choosing to create the life I truly want, instead of adapting to what everyone else says I should have. 
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 #IndependentTravelAgent 
 #FullTimeTravel 
 #WorkRemote
 #AdaptLessCreateMore 
 #DigitalNomadLifestyle 
 #WanderlustLifestyle
 #WomenWhoExplore
 #GoSee

I want so much more than this provincial life 💫 ~ & I’ll keep choosing to create the life I truly want, instead of adapting to what everyone else says I should have. • • • • #independenttravelagent #fulltimetravel #workremote #AdaptLessCreateMore #digitalnomadlifestyle #WanderlustLifestyle #womenwhoexplore #GoSee

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a month ago
🌎The majority of people die long before they leave Earth. Fear-based living consumes people and it happens to those who cannot harness their own intuition. They search for like-minded people to convince themselves their fears are valid, because that’s easier than silencing the noise & living for themselves. 

🌏I dare you to challenge it. Think for yourself. Form your own perspective on the world. 
If traveling alone scares you, it’s all the more reason you should do it. People will project all of their fears onto you, but remember that those fears belong to them ~ not you. 

🌍Your mind becomes exactly what you feed it. You can choose knowledge, experience & adventures or you can stay distracted with anxiety filled content.

Learn to trust yourself, to be present in your life, to be your own peace 🙏🏼💫

Your purpose is so much greater than contributing to the ‘eat - sleep - work - stay distracted - repeat’ cycle. Go find it ✌🏼🖤

 #IndependentTravelAgent 
 #FullTimeTravel 
 #SoloFemaleTravel 
 #WorkRemote 
 #GoSee

🌎The majority of people die long before they leave Earth. Fear-based living consumes people and it happens to those who cannot harness their own intuition. They search for like-minded people to convince themselves their fears are valid, because that’s easier than silencing the noise & living for themselves. 🌏I dare you to challenge it. Think for yourself. Form your own perspective on the world. If traveling alone scares you, it’s all the more reason you should do it. People will project all of their fears onto you, but remember that those fears belong to them ~ not you. 🌍Your mind becomes exactly what you feed it. You can choose knowledge, experience & adventures or you can stay distracted with anxiety filled content. Learn to trust yourself, to be present in your life, to be your own peace 🙏🏼💫 Your purpose is so much greater than contributing to the ‘eat - sleep - work - stay distracted - repeat’ cycle. Go find it ✌🏼🖤 #independenttravelagent #fulltimetravel #solofemaletravel #workremote #GoSee

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a month ago
The highest peak in both the Appalachian Mountains & east of the Mississippi ~⛰ Mount Mitchell ⛰
You can entertain the 12 mile hike to get here or you can opt for a scenic drive and a significantly shorter walk. Either way, you’ll have an impressive view to enjoy at the top! 

Which would you prefer ~ To hike to the summit or drive to the top? 

Typically I always choose the hike, but with George tagging along for this one, driving was the only option. 

 #IndependentTravelAgent 
 #FullTimeTravel 
 #WorkRemote 
 #GoSee 
 #WanderlustLifestyle

The highest peak in both the Appalachian Mountains & east of the Mississippi ~⛰ Mount Mitchell ⛰ You can entertain the 12 mile hike to get here or you can opt for a scenic drive and a significantly shorter walk. Either way, you’ll have an impressive view to enjoy at the top! Which would you prefer ~ To hike to the summit or drive to the top? Typically I always choose the hike, but with George tagging along for this one, driving was the only option. #independenttravelagent #fulltimetravel #workremote #GoSee #WanderlustLifestyle

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a month ago
🌿g r e e n v i l l e🌿

enjoying my last day in this abundant, happy city at the local coffee shop ☕️

I love the balance of work & enjoyment this business allows me. I explore in my free time & I embrace local life in the moments I have work to do. It’s beautiful. It’s freeing. It’s always a new experience. 

Your work should not be monotonous. Your work should not constrict your freedom. Your work should not provide you with ample stress & dissatisfaction. 

If that’s you 👆🏼

✨k e e p 
 ✨s e a r c h i n g 

 #IndependentTravelAgent 
 #WorkRemote 
 #EmbraceChange 
 #FullTimeTravel 
 #SoloFemaleTraveler 
 #FemaleEntrepreneur

🌿g r e e n v i l l e🌿 enjoying my last day in this abundant, happy city at the local coffee shop ☕️ I love the balance of work & enjoyment this business allows me. I explore in my free time & I embrace local life in the moments I have work to do. It’s beautiful. It’s freeing. It’s always a new experience. Your work should not be monotonous. Your work should not constrict your freedom. Your work should not provide you with ample stress & dissatisfaction. If that’s you 👆🏼 ✨k e e p ✨s e a r c h i n g #independenttravelagent #workremote #embracechange #fulltimetravel #solofemaletraveler #femaleentrepreneur

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a month ago