The Long Way Home from The Pioneer Issue

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They say it is not the destination, but the the journey that matters most. Yes, it is rather cliché and overused sentiment, but the older I get, the more I understand. The more I move through my career, relationships, experiences, I see that the goal is not always where you end up, but what you learn along the way.


In celebration of life’s journeys, we turned to you, our readers, to inspire us with what you think it means to take the long way home. We asked you what sort of journeys made the destination worth it. In response, we received some of the loveliest and most poignant poems and shared work by Christie Drozdowski, Nicole Renee Jordan and Julie A. Rankin in The Pioneer Issue. Check out their work and more in our latest issue now on news stands. 

Photography by Tara Butterworth of Tara Lynn Photography :: Creative Direction & Styling by Kae Yelchaninov :: Calligraphy by Jenny Sanders of Graceline Art