This summer my buddy, Brian, and I are cycling 1,000 miles, from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Michigan. It’s for a fundraising/awareness-raising campaign that we devised called Wheels4Water. We’re doing [...]
Good news! The Leap Year Project Book was chosen to receive the 2014 U360 Award. A prominent paper distributor, Appleton Coated, annually curates a panel of designers who judges 300+ entries from [...]
Many people think that working from home means pajamas and TV game shows, but for me, it could not be further from the truth. It has been almost two years since I [...]
One year ago, I quit my day job (as a nanny) to pursue my “other” job (being a photographer) full time. I wasn’t scared, to be honest. I was excited [...]
Full disclosure here: I am a graduate student. In addition to a full course load (including a demanding independent study that has resulted in presentation at two conferences this semester [...]
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world. Its ability to divide its cells, connect, and spread its rhizome roots surpasses any other plant species. When it’s planted, the [...]
When it comes to success, we are the Susan Boyle generation. You remember her, right? The awkward, middle-aged Scottish woman whose operatic turn on Britain’s Got Talent got watched about [...]
I’m a perfectionist in recovery and an idealist. I dream big, but sometimes don’t know where to start. I have grand ideas on how to change the world, but many [...]
For those of us who pursue photography as a career, it requires us to consistently take risks and make little leaps of faith. It’s these risks that hurdles us forward over [...]
I leave for a two-month stay at a monastery in the high desert of New Mexico today. No, I’m not a monk. I’m not even Orthodox Christian, which is the [...]
Meet the Leapers
In 2012, more than 200 people took a leap to change their lives or their community.
Read their stories and be inspired to attempt your own.