Documenting his life is my favorite thing. I hope I never miss a moment 🍂 Today we drove an hour to have chick-fil-a for lunch, just the two of us. We watched cars and trucks pass by, made silly videos, and had many moments of laughter and joy.
He's my forever adventure partner, even for small, out of the way expeditions like today's. 😌
Over the past 17 years I’ve followed this amazing performer seeing him perform with t(I)NC, Refused, Lost Patrol, Invasionen, and INVSN. Here’s to another 17 years of listen to this man ramble the truth and stay wild. #invsn#dennislyxzen#staywild
I can hardly believe it's been a year with my sweet little niece in the world, but I also can't imagine life without her! Happy First Birthday Zoe!!! We love you so much and can't get enough of your bubbly and happy personality. 💕 #zoegirl#bestbabyrollsever#stopgrowingsofast
Posting up in Fernie this weekend.
It’s cool to take the on this town during the off season. We’ve traded in the big days of adventure for a wind down and refresh, and this is the perfect spot.
#TheStayCationSeries // @tourismfernie
Day 2: Twin Springs > Atlanta, ID.
40+ miles, four hot springs, two rainbow trout, one lesson on river gold mining + a burger and tater tots form a bar sporting a giant hand painted sign that read "deplorables welcome" = one good day
When I was younger I tricked myself into thinking I could be both perfect and happy. I looked out at the world- mostly just society- sloshing around before me and I saw this drive for perfect, to be the best, to win, to be accepted and loved and valued. I saw in people, in humans, this insatiable aspiration to be happy. Through my child eyes happiness appeared to be this diamond in the rough…
Happiness was the diamond, the daily grind of life was the rough, and perfectionism was the fastest way to the diamond. “If I'm perfect, if I keep trying my hardest to be better, then I'll always be happy.”...... You know, maybe there are people out there who can genuinely aspire to be perfect or the best and also feel wholeheartedly happy and fulfilled, I'm not saying they don't exist but what I am saying is that I'm not one of them...and It's taken me years to learn this about myself. For me, happy and perfect don't arrive together. In fact my happiest feelings usually come when I care less about being perfect, or better, or my best self even.
I guess what I'm saying is you don't have to be perfect to be happy, or loved, or joyful, or successful, or accepted. You can just be.
Perhaps right now, if only for this very moment, you can let go of being perfect and even loosen your grip on trying to be better. Maybe somewhere inside you there's space to let go of trying to be your best self and you can spend a little time simply being enough. Happiness after all is not a matter of having more or the most or good days and good times. Happiness is within you, a quiet steady whisper of conviction to yourself, “This is enough right now. I am enough right now”. #backpacking#travelstoke#happy#liveauthentic