When you're backpacking, you don't care about the time or showering daily. You flow with the creek or some faint footprints on the path, stopping to take in the autumn colors or pausing before crawling into your sleeping bag to watch the endless light show outside. Yesterday, I felt lonely because I was walking sidewalks instead of backcountry trails. My heart ached for flora and bursts of unexpected sunshine. It can be hard to go back and forth between the city and the trees, yet we do…
We have lost sight of what makes us truly happy. We have forgotten how to live beyond cities. The more we leave behind, the less we want what others have. Only when we choose to stray from others' paths can we be content with sharing what few things we have and live with close to nothing.
What story do you want to write? What chapter do you want to share with your friends? Drive your journey down the route that you dream of in your head. And take those with you that bring you happiness. For right now, we only have today, so we better make the most of it before it ends.
It's important to let go, to explore on our own and to find places not many people go. When we remove ourselves of our attachments, we learn to live without them. Soon, we'll start to realize just being with the ones we love is enough.
It feels good to know that all we need is on our backs. There are places that only allow so many people to pass through at one time, and we welcome them. Butterflies chase each other down our path. Often it feels like we landed ourselves in a Disney movie, except there is no villain. In this moment, we feel lucky. But luck isn't what got us here. We did.
I think if someone tells you they've figured it out, they're lying. We're all still learning, even when we're considered masters at our craft. There's no formula or perfect design to go after your passions. It's up to each individual and their intentions. For while you might strive to perfect everything you do, it's the journey that gets us to the destination.
I've been so happy living in a van that sometimes I wonder what's going to make it all go astray. Isn't it funny that we can think that way? That we can't be happy with things when they're good and okay. That we have to come up with ideas in our mind to prepare ourselves for misfortune or disarray. If only we could embrace these moments for what they truly are and let all our worries wash away. @cohabitateco
Time passes so quickly. It winks at us, nudging us to remember that it's fleeting. Time seems to rush in the city and we push it to the side so we don't have to think. When we are outdoors, it appears to slow so we can study it and other living things. Time is our friend and enemy. But it is still there, ticking.
When we leave our cars and homes and escape into Mother Nature, we discover she often speaks a language we don't understand. But if we watch the light sparkle on a lake as the fish tease us with their appetites, we hear a little of what she's trying to say. Or if we skip down backcountry trails, we might feel like we're dancing with the wildflowers. And then we are reminded that her love is always constant and we must try to honor it and leave no trace. #tinyhousemovement #letsexplore
There's no love like that of a dog. Even when you're not feeling good, they lick your face, wag their tail and find a way to make it all right again. I've spent the last week feeling uninspired and my creativity lacking. But after a hike in the desert with girl's best friend, I came back to my happy place. Thank you to @blundstoneusa and @zappos for helping me find a skip to my step in the wilderness. #HowIRoam #sponsored #zapposstyle