Me being stoked on life. I can’t believe this was already four years ago!
When I was 20 I was working as a hairstylist in a busy mall - absolutely dreading each day. I lived in a city I didn’t really like, and I kept thinking, ‘why am I doing something I don’t enjoy?’.
So, with that, I booked a one-way ticket to Bangkok. By myself. With literally no plan. I didn’t know how long I would stay or which countries I would explore. All I knew was that I needed to find my path. My true calling.
And I found those. But while I was falling in love new sights, new cultures, making new friends and living in new places, I also found parts of myself that I didn’t know existed.
That trip changed me for the better. It’s why I decided to study holistic nutrition. It’s why I became spiritual. It’s why I am beyond grateful every day for this one and precious life that we are all gifted with.
I want to urge everyone to travel. And I mean really travel. Like, stay in dundgy places, eat street food, play with the local children, give back to the community, hike peaks and learn to surf. Dance the night away. Meditate or practice yoga.
Cause as soon as we think we’ve found ourselves. Another trip peels off more layers. It strips away those beliefs that society has instilled in us. We wake up a little more. And we become closer with that awesome soul of ours. Now who wouldn’t want that? ✌🏼🤙🏼
The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure ~ Joseph Campbell
Kauai was amazingly beautiful and untamed. Cant wait to go back and explore more of the island!! 😍
A day floating down the canyon beats an amazing day in the office. #waterreflection
Bre just wrapped up a trip in @visitlakepowell and will be sharing photos here and on @biteswithbre. Stay tuned! #livelakepowell
Sail Away, Sail Away ⛵🌲⛅ A big lesson I took away from this trip is -- Don't take things so seriously all the time.. Loosen up, have fun, make jokes about things that hold heavy on you! The way I see it there are only three types of things in this world: sensory information you take in, how you interperate that information, and what you do in response. You can't always control what's coming in, but you sure as hell have a choice in how you interperate it and how you respond to it. So have fun! Don't take it all so seriously! 🌲🚐🍻 For example, we found this awesome campsite after a heavy week. Hannah was finally feeling better after her rumble with the beaver feaver #giardia and we had driven close to a thousand miles through BC. All we wanted was a quiet campsite and some mellow time. We rolled up and set up camp in a private little corner. Within an hour or so, this truck with a camper top rolls up and set up camp a hundred feet or so away. At first we were kinda bummed and got into our heady serious vibe. But then we said f*ck it and talked to the guys. They turned out to be super rad! Jesse (from a small oil town in Alberta) and Tim (an Assuie who had met Jesse in the Philippians) were travel buddies cruising a similar path as us. We hungout with them all weekend, drank beers, chilled around the fire swapping stories, and even saw them at our next destination! I guess what I am trying to say is -- Don't shut yourself off from opportunities because of judgement. You will never know what lies deeper if you aren't open to exploring! 🌲🚐⛅ #deweydoes#americabyvan
Earlier this month I got to take on another adventure I've never tried before. A 5 day hunting/fishing float trip with some now closer friends. Covered 17 river miles and had lots of experiences. I didnt have a tag, just along for the adventure. We didnt notch any tags despite the opportunities at hand. It was still a blast! And I got a consolation prize.
Got some film back. Most of it is 5+ years old 😳 aaaaand total shit. But this shots from this summer on one of our float trips down the Colorado. Not another human for miles, from what I could tell. The campsites are reached by water only. Peaceful, intimate, rejuvenating.