The end of this week marks the beginning of a new journey for me. I'm leaving my steady job and pursuing a more selfish path, one that focuses on my skills and my happiness. Some call it irresponsible - I call it freedom.
I'm sitting in Barnes & Noble reading travel magazines and my list of "places to visit" is getting so vast, there's places I want to go that I haven't even heard of yet. All of my favorite locations, the ones that leave my heart aching, seem to be cold and mountainous. What are your favorite places you've ever visited? #alaska #wanderlust #travel
#wcw goes out to my girls @ohnoradeo (and #Alaska herself). Friendships come and go in a person's life; some of those people help shape your life, for better or for worse. Strive to hold on to the ones that push you farther, the ones that make you laugh the loudest. There's been so many times I've questioned myself, second-guessed my actions, and @ohnoradeo has always been there to shit talk some sense into me. Cheers, bromigo. Can't wait for our next adventure 🙏🏻
My iPhone frame rate is a bit higher than my memories. While I am a firm believer in setting down your phone during an experience to ya know, experience it, I'm forever grateful for having the technology to help me capture the moments I want to relive on repeat. (P.S. It's unfortunate Instagram waters down the quality of your videos). #alaska #adventure #wanderlust
"The very thought of this Alaska garden is a joyful exhilaration. … Out of all the cold darkness and glacial crushing and grinding comes this warm, abounding beauty and life to teach us that what we in our faithless ignorance and fear call destruction is creation finer and finer." #alaska #seward #exitglacier
Flying home today. @ohnoradeo took this picture of me on the first day of our adventure, I can't believe it's already been 17 days since I flew to meet her in Portland. #fradeodoesalaska #roadtrip #allthefeels
When I dreamt of Alaska as a child, the visions in my head were murky, albeit awing scenes of white blankets covering the land and mountain tops hiding their peaks within low-lying clouds. I could see it all in my head, but it was a memory constructed out of someone else's written words. I was merely borrowing the experience; it was never truly mine. Seeing all of those childhood dreams with my own eyes, feeling it all with my own being -climbing to the top of one of those peaks, stepping into one of those snowy blankets on a trail, breathing in so deeply the evergreen will forever remain in my lungs - has conjured an indescribable force in me, deeper than my bone and tissue, deeper than the cells carrying me through each day. No, the borrowing life is not for me. #fradeodoesalaska #roadtrip #alaska #seward