Rejecting My Ikigai

Why I Walked Away from my Raison d’etre

Donny Kimball
10 min readDec 27, 2018

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A misty trail along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route in Wakayama Prefecture is something I’d like to walk after rejecting my ikigai

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of others; instead, seek what they sought.”

— Matsuo Basho

2018 has been a very, very strange year for me. In many regards, it was by far the best year of my life. What made it so much greater than the others…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/