Foundation / Approach
Have you ever had one of those moments where you stop and say to yourself, “Holy shit, what the hell am I doing with my life?!” Questioning your sanity, the decisions that got you to the place where you are now, and the uncertainty of the future–you maybe stop and realize that this moment might mean something.
That turning point happened for me in late 2013. Emerging from a traumatic long-term relationship, I realized that the trappings of my “perfect life” were making me far from happy. My life was totally out of balance, and I wasn’t prioritizing the things that were most important to me.
Months later, I began this trip as a sort of vision quest. Pushing my understanding of who I was, what mattered to me, what I really wanted to do with my life–all those big questions we ask formed the foundation of this journey of self-discovery.
The wildness of the the outdoors has rooted me through my entire life, and in exploring mountains, oceans, and deserts, I’ve come to not only learn more about the world around me, but also to understand my place in it. This adventure is firmly grounded in the belief that I learn more about myself when I’m pushing past my own limits–be they physical, emotional, or psychological.
And as I go down the path of finding out what lies beyond those limits, the people involved along the way are critical. Friends, family, supporters, and motivators all play roles. Because whether they’re inspiring me, questioning me, or challenging me, the people I’ve met along the way all influence how I approach and see the world.
And because as important as it is to me to live authentically, I also want to see that same change in the world. And finding, working alongside, and adventuring with others who think it’s just as important to create their own futures means everything.