“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 😀
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!
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.
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.”