It would be rude if I didn't post another photo from Bonsai Rock. Being able to capture the natural beauty of our world with several other photographers like this is second to none. It's easy to say that this is what drives me to keep going and continuing to hone my craft. If I've inspired one person to go outside and foster a love for the outdoors like I do, then I've done what I set out to do. Keep exploring!
My beautiful best friend just finished her solo cycling trip across China! She has finally made it to Mongolia!! France Pants, you are such a badass and you have inspired me like no one else has. You are a perfect example of what can be accomplished when we refuse to let the doubts of others make us doubt ourselves. You are so strong and brave, and I am incredibly proud of you! I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Mongolia. Wish I could be there celebrating with you right now! Love you!
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.// Steve Jobs
It's taken me quite a while to feel like I'm truly in a place of contentment with my official work title. Years of school, underemployment, and working multiple jobs that still didn't cover bills and food.. I would say everyone goes through that but we all know people who didn't. It's easy to envy, but what I've learned through all of that was so formational. This past year I became a counselor at the high school I graduated from. Next year I will only be there part time and I'm honestly looking forward to the opportunity to pursue my counseling duties and Novel Creature with more intention, passion, and energy. I love being a counselor- it's so rewarding. And I love growing this social enterprise. After years of not knowing if either would ever work out it feels like they are finally fitting together just perfectly. ❤️
How crazy is this world we live in!
I met this chick in Mexico where we camped on the beach together in stinking hot weather, drank too much tequila and surfed for a few weeks, vowing that we will cross paths again one day, somewhere.
One year later nearly to the exact date, not knowing that we were in the same place we drove past each other down the main street of Banff, Canada.
What are the chances!! Such a fun weekend exchanging stories by the campfire. We are still completely baffled how things turn out!
Weekend vantage points for the sunrise on Saturday morning. You have to love these crispy sunny mornings
Day 97 - 1361.7: Today was really hard for some reason unbeknownst to us! We got to have hot showers in the morning, the trail was really pretty, there wasn't a crazy amount of rocks... it should have been a great day. However, both of us were feeling slow and finding it difficult to get the motivation to start hiking again when we stopped. During one of our snack breaks that turned into an hour of procrastination we did run into to a bunch of people who knew us from Instagram! One of them, @kris10xx knew we were in the area and was hiking with doughnuts just in case she ran into us. It was so nice of her to do so and gave us the push we needed to keep going. Afterwards, we hit the classic New Jersey boardwalks and met a bunch of people out for Memorial Day weekend. So many of them were interested in our hike and gave us encouraging words. Due to the holiday the trail is packed but it's always nice to see that people are getting out and hiking when they have a chance. So we got to our destination and we're going to be going to bed early hoping tomorrow we will be feeling better! I am sure we will. #walkwithus
it me. today marks 21 trips around the sun. I've learned a lot this year, but the most important of them all is that I'm happiest when it's simplest. grateful for my family, buddies all over america, and this incredible week exploring west with sista friend