Review: Allison Vesterfelt’s Packing Light

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4 out of 5 Stars
Author: Allison Vesterfelt
Publisher: Moody Collective
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Reading Level: Easy

Packing Light is part memoir, travel guide, and maturation story. It’s a journey through all fifty states and through life. Allison shares her and her friend Sharaya’s journey together. Allison is looking for a words to write and Sharaya singing in venues in each state.

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What’s refreshing about this story is Allison candor. She talks about her loss of love, her mistakes, and about life. She doesn’t sugar coat any of it. You feel the tension. The story rings true. Authentic.

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She mentions at the end of the book that people would mention how difficult the trip across country sounds. She comments that life is difficult. We often think all the spectacular feats people accomplish are the really hard stuff, while ordinary life is easy. But all of life is a difficult with the choices we must make every day about what to bring with us and what to leave behind.

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With this in mind, my family has decided to take our own “packing light” inventory. I spent time talking with my wife about the direction of our family. About what we value most. About what it would look like to re-purpose our family’s direction. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut and value comfort and stuff instead of getting rid of dead weight. My wife and I have decided to take inventory of our entire home and decide what’s dead weight. What we must have on our journey together as a family and what we must cast aside to live faithfully.

How are you packing light already? If you’re not, what weight can you lay aside to help you run the life of race better? 

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