Looking to hit the road this summer? Follow along on our epic road trip through Maine with Love with Food! From Acadia National Park to Portland, Maine this post will take you through our journey along Maine’s beautiful coastline!
Before I begin, can I just say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for their kind words and feedback on Friday’s post. Thank you for always being endlessly supportive and spreading all the good vibes. You guys are my everything and are my #1 motivation for showing up everyday. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Now onto today’s post…
I’ve always considered myself to be a city girl. I’ve only ever lived in cities so I suspect that’s probably why and despite spending 11 summers in the hills of New Hampshire, I never believed myself to be “outdoorsy”. And then something changed…
Either I woke up and had freaky friday’ed with my wilderness woman alter ego or I started dating a boy who lives for the mountains. I’ll let you guess the more accurate scenario.
Needless-to-say, 5 years with a man who takes solo-winter camping trips and spends his spare time making leather sheaths for his knife collection (I wish I were kidding – and this is less scary than it seems) eventually rubbed off on me and now I will take any opportunity to get outside.
So when C found out he had a conference in Portland, Maine, I jumped at the opportunity to drive to Acadia National Park and spend a few days road-tripping, camping, climbing mountains and experiencing everything Maine had to offer. And all of this planning happened in under 48 hours. Talk about spontaneous road trip!
To be honest, I was completely ignorant what was on the Maine short-list. I knew about Acadia and Portland, but besides a bunch of summer trips to Ogunquit, I really didn’t know what to expect. What unfolded was more than I could have ever asked for.
So C and I packed up our camping gear and began the long drive through Ontario and Quebec all the way into Northern Maine. From there we made our way to Acadia, drove down along Coastal Route 1 all the way to Portland. I’m so excited to share this experience with you. Come along for the ride!
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I rarely find myself looking back on old content, but I randomly got sucked into the rabbit hole and suddenly found myself reading post after post from almost 3 years ago.
OG Healthy Maven.
The pictures kind of made me cringe and I found myself rolling my eyes at the things I thought it was appropriate to say on the internet. But I was also struck by how deeply honest, carefree and real these posts felt.
I could feel the inspiration bubbling out from within the screen. And if I close my eyes and think back to that time I can relive these emotions so well. The newness, the excitement, the constant feeling of discovery.
It’s not easy to admit this, but in looking back at these posts I can see how a lot of this passion has been lost in the pursuit of running a business. The truth is, it isn’t easy doing both; maintaining the passion of your hobby and making money from it. I’ve tried to balance them both, but it’s a delicate process that I don’t always succeed at. Looking back on old posts makes this all the more apparent.
I remember before I quit my job to run THM full-time how badly I wanted to take the leap. What I never could have predicted was that in the process I would have to make some sacrifices. When you depend on others to make money, you can’t just wake up everyday and write what you want.
You can’t just whip up any recipe and hope it does well. You need to consider your analytics, your sponsors and staying on top of your content calendar.
and the numbers…they start to matter.
Filed Under: life