A Guide to Living Life Fully

Twelve Years

Twelve Years

Sep 26, 2012

“- When I was fifteen, all I wanted was to go off to some other world, a place beyond anybody’s reach. A place beyond the flow of time.” – But there’s no place like that in this world. – Exactly. Which is why I’m living here, in this world where things are continually damaged, where the heart is fickle, where time flows past without a...

Accepting Vulnerability

Accepting Vulnerability

Sep 19, 2012

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” ― Madeleine L’Engle We all learn as we grow; some of these lessons are painful, both in how we learn them and what they mean for the future. Some lessons never seem to...

Priorities

Priorities

Sep 11, 2012

“Action expresses priorities.” – Gandhi Yesterday marked the one-month point of my European backpacking adventure; it has been an entire month since I was on US soil, been in a car, slept in a bed larger than a twin, or kissed my girlfriend. I still have over two months left of traveling ahead of me (the trip has undergone some changes and many of you will...

Walking

Walking

Sep 5, 2012

“Our Nature lies in movement; complete calm is death.” – Blaise Pascal There I was, in the middle of an off-season Alpine ski slope in Seefeld, Austria, attempting to feed grass to a cow. The cow and its companions largely ignored me as I snapped a few photos and continued the trek up to the top of the mountain. Although the devastatingly amazing views...

The Best

The Best

Aug 29, 2012

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been searching for something I enjoy so much that I could become the best at it—so good that there is no chance that I would be surpassed as long as I was still in the game. I wanted to be what Tony Hawk is to skateboarding, Shawn White is to...