Step Into The Wild

Step Into The Wild

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” -John Muir 

For 5 days and 4 nights my other half and I explored immaculate mountains ranges, waterfalls taller than buildings, and encountered wildlife up close and personal. 

Yes we slept in a tent and yes it was cold πŸ˜€

The Rockies were taller than any mountain that I had ever seen. The peaks were spotted with patches of snow and it was 75 degrees where I was standing. If that doesn’t make you realize “wow that’s a freakin’ tall mountain” I don’t know what would! 

Longs Peak 14,259′

It probably comes as a shock to people who knew me as a child that I now have a passion for the outdoors. 

I use to hate being outside. All of the bugs, the heat, the cold, I hated it all. 

But then something changed when I expierenced being alone in nature surrounded by some of the tallest mountains in the world. Nothing else can make your problems feels so small. 

Nature is my happy place. 

The forest, the beach, a mountain top they all silence the noise from this crazy world we are living in, it helps calm the soul. 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed from anything in life I highly suggest unplugging and stepping into the wild. 

It will change your perspective on life, I’m certain of it. 

Morgan and Billy
Exploring off the trail
Alberta Falls
Panting all the way up to Emerald Lake


My Epic 2017 Road Trip Playlist: 100 Songs

My Epic 2017 Road Trip Playlist: 100 Songs

The countdown begins for our big Colorado trip (23 days!!!!!) so I decided to start making a playlist for this 12 hour drive!

I listen to a wide variety of genres so this playlist is sure to make everyone enjoy the ride!

This is my Epic Road Trip Playlist that you can also follow on Spotify by clicking HERE!

  1. Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked- Cage The Elephant
  2. Icky Thump- The White Stripes
  3. Buddy Holly- Weezer
  4. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough- Marvin Gaye
  5. I Will Wait- Mumford & Sons
  6. Suit And Jacket- Judah & the Lion
  7. On Top of the World- Imagine Dragons
  8. Geronimo- Sheppard
  9. Highway to Hell- AC/DC
  10. A Thousand Miles- Vanessa Carlton
  11. Ocean Avenue- Yellowcard
  12. Born to be Wild- Steppenwolf
  13. One Headlight- The Wallflowers
  14. All Star- Smash Mouth
  15. Black Betty- Ram Jam
  16. Hotel California- Eagles
  17. Kids- MGMT
  18. 1979- The Smashing Pumpkins
  19. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)- The Proclaimers
  20. Bulls On Parade- Rage Against The Machine
  21. Dammit- blink-182
  22. My Name is Jonas- Weezer
  23. Ride- Twenty One Pilots
  24. Victorious- Panic! At The Disco
  25. Feels Like Summer- Weezer
  26. Can’t Stop- Red Hot Chili Peppers
  27. Ain’t It Fun- Paramore
  28. In The End- Linkin Park
  29. One for the Road- Artic Monkeys
  30. Feel it Still- Portugal. The Man
  31. Dangerous- Big Data
  32. Car Radio- Twenty One Pilots
  33. Hard Times- Paramore
  34. Way Down We Go- Kaleo
  35. Mountain Sound- Of Monsters and Men
  36. Renegades- X Ambassadors
  37. My Body- Young the Giant
  38. Shut Up And Dance- WALK THE MOON
  39. Lisztomania- Phoenix
  40. Could Have Been Me- The Struts
  41. Free Fallin’- John Mayer
  42. Why Georgia- John Mayer
  43. Neon- John Mayer
  44. Meet Virginia- Train
  45. She’s So High- Tal Cachman
  46. Ants Marching- Dave Matthews Band
  47. No Matter Where You Are- Us The Duo
  48. Kings and Queens- Thirty Seconds To Mars
  49. I Lived- OneRepublic
  50. If I lose Myself- OneRepublic
  51. Jackie and Wilson- Hozier
  52. Makes Me Wonder- Maroon 5
  53. Seasons- Olly Murs
  54. Babel- Mumford & Sons
  55. High- Zella Day
  56. A Little More- Machine Gun Kelly
  57. Send Me On My Way- Rusted Root
  58. All I Wanna Do- Sheryl Crow
  59. These Words- Natasha Bedingfield
  60. The Remedy- Jason Mraz
  61. Fast Car- Kina Grannis
  62. Cool For The Summer- Demi Lovato
  63. Tonight Tonight- Hot Chelle Rae
  64. Real World- Matchbox Twenty
  65. Inside Out- Eve 6
  66. The Cave- Mumford & Sons
  67. Young Blood- The Naked And Famous
  68. Do I Wanna Know?0 Artic Monkeys
  69. Hallelujah- Panic! At The Disco
  70. Downtown- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  71. She Looks So Perfect- 5 Seconds of Summer
  72. Seven Nation Army- The White Stripes
  73. Everywhere- Michelle Branch
  74. Wherever I go- OneRepublic
  75. Pursuit Of Happiness- Kid Cudi, MGMT
  76. Tangerine Girl- Asher Roth
  77. Fast In My Car- Paramore
  78. A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More Touch Me- Fall Out Boy
  79. Of All The Gin Joints In All The World- Fall Out Boy
  80. First Date- blink-182
  81. Semi Charmed Life- Third Eye Blind
  82. What I Got- Sublime
  83. Here’s To The Night- Eve 6
  84. You’re Gonna Go Far Kid- The Offspring
  85. crushcrushcrush- Paramore
  86. The Rock Show- blink-182
  87. Elevate- St. Lucia
  88. Love Is Mystical- Cold War Kids
  89. High- Sir Sly
  90. Sleeping With A Friend- Neon Trees
  91. Wish I Knew You- The Revivalists
  92. Blame- Bastille
  93. Human- Rag’n’Bone
  94. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Virvana
  95. What’s My Age Again?- blink-182
  96. Cold Cold Cold- Cage The Elephant
  97. Howlin’ For You- The Black Keys
  98. Feel Good Inc- Gorillaz
  99. Butterfly- Crazy Town
  100. Lonely Boy- The Black Keys

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My Golden Year Journey

My Golden Year Journey

We have always been told that our golden birthday has a little bit of magic to it. Turning 23 on the 23rd sounds a lot more fun than just turning 23. (Nobody likes you when you’re 23 according to Blink-182)
A very unreliable source (urban dictionary) states that not all golden birthdays are considered equal. It suggests that some dates and ages hold specific types of “powers”.

Do I believe that this holds truth? Not necessarily. Coincidently my golden birthday fell on a date that ” Is an ever-shifting entity that at times holds nearly infinite levels of power. This can be dangerous and has the potential to unknown chaos’.” 

I found this out on my 23rd birthday but it just sounded like some crazy voodoo shit. 

Well I’m here to tell you, coincidence or not, 23 turned out to be one big year of chaos for me. 

I didn’t get the job, I totaled my car, I had emergency surgery, Trump became President. What a crazy year. 

But then I got to thinking, what if all of that chaos was actually the best luck I’ve ever had? 

What if I didn’t get the job because my dream job is just around the corner? What if I dodged a semi just before that car crashed into me where both of us walked away unharmed? What if the reason why I collapsed in pain on vacation in Florida was because that’s where the best surgeon for the job was located? 

I’ve held a grudge against 23 claiming it to be “the worst year of my life.” For so long I felt sorry for myself for the events that took place. 

Not anymore. What ever “power” that was out to get me this year did not succeed. I am a stronger, more thankful, and better person because of these experiences.

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”

Bring it on 24, let’s see what you’ve got!!