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SURRENDERING TO THE DARKNESS: NONFICTION BY AMANDA BOLEMAN
THE SHADOW || NON-FICTION EDITOR // MARCH 28, 2016
"Every single one of us harbors darkness inside with demons waiting to escape – sinful thoughts that creep in or destructive behaviors we act on in moments of weakness. We can try to run and hide from this fact, but the shadow is relentless and always comes back.
Leaving Bangkok, I was afraid of succumbing to the shadow, falling into old patterns and reverting to more primitive forms of myself after two years of growth and development. Outside of my BKK bubble, would I be able to stay focused on wellness and spirituality? Would I fall back into the Party Girl Amanda role and throw my healthy habits out the window? Would I remember to slow down and take time to just breathe?"
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Amanda Boleman is a travel blogger with a loud mouth and serious wanderlust. In the past five years, she’s lived in Bangkok, Minneapolis, Chicago, London and Melbourne and she won’t stop traveling until she’s found a skyline that’s more striking than Sydney’s or Shanghai’s. She loves love and getting lost in foreign cities, kissing and running at full speed with no place to be. One day she hopes to go dancing on the moon, but will settle for raving out at shows on Earth for the time being. You can usually find her exploring the ‘hoods of her city or jet-setting off to faraway places. More of her work can be found at www.thetravallure.com.