For this man’s birthday, I asked where he’d like to go if he were to die tomorrow. And so, we went. We were rear -ended in a gnarly car wreck on US-101 in rural OR. With many helping hands, we persevered and made it to see the biggest trees in the world. Months later, we’re still picking up the pieces since the accident. Despite all the strife, sadness, monetary pains, and trying insurance hold times, all is negated by the humbling force in the Redwood forests and the ironic gratitude to have lived for that said tomorrow.
Joyful, connecting, humbling, and empowering
The giddy giggles undressing in beautiful wild spaces with loved ones and the connecting feeling it gives.
Adventure is challenge— it challenges your normal, invites the unknowns, brings unforeseen joy, and feeds the insatiable need to be excited by new and different. Adventure is not exclusively outdoor exploration. It is internal dynamic change- healing and growing.
The obvious worry is being, “seen.” By strangers or by a friend who you haven’t shared nakedness with yet. The courage comes with the self talk that says, “Maybe if I’m seen, I’ll inspire others and make them feel beautiful and wild and free, too.”