Dedicated to living an Untamed Lifestyle...
After graduating college, I faced a dilemma that many new graduates face: I had a diploma in hand, but little idea of how I wanted to use it. For the last 4 years, graduating college was the only goal I had in mind - my thoughts never ventured too far beyond that point.
With a world of opportunities in front of me, I did what I though every graduate was supposed to do. I picked up an entry level position in my field and began pursuing the average 9 to 5 lifestyle. I spent 10 months going into an office 5 days a week, working hard and even starting to climb the corporate ladder. However, I quickly realized that office life wasn’t for me.
Forced to spend 40 hours a week behind a desk, I felt as though my body, mind and soul were deteriorating. Every cell in my body was screaming at me to get outside, to go run, to surf, to climb a tree. It felt like I was just existing, but it was time to start living.
Fueled by these thoughts for a new lifestyle, I left the stability and security of my job behind, packed my bags, hit the road and headed for the Pacific Crest Trail. I didn’t know where my next paycheck was coming from or what I was going to do when I got back home to San Diego, but that didn’t matter. All that mattered was that I was going to be where I belonged: among the mountains and the trees.
After a month in the wilderness, I felt refreshed and reenergized. I was motivated to return home as an Outdoor Advocate and Eco-Minded Adventurer.
It's hard to ask people to care about something they don't have a personal connection with. Our world is filled with so much life and beauty that once someone starts to experience it for themselves, I'm convinced they will be moved to protect it.
I am constantly encouraging people to get outside. You don't need to go on some crazy expedition or chase the adrenaline rush. You just need a little fresh air and some open space. Hike, climb, swim, camp, bike. Whatever it is, find an activity you enjoy, get outside, and start doing it.
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As an eco-minded adventurer, I am dedicated to both the exploration and protection of our lands, oceans, and waterways. The way I see it, you can’t have one without the other. To truly enjoy our outdoor places means to not only care about them, but for them.
We are just as much a part of our ecosystems as any other animal and as a result, our lifestyles are having a profound impact on this planet. How we choose to approach changes in the climate, the use of fossil fuels, plastic waste, air + water quality, and the supply chain (where your products come from and more importantly, where they end up) will have a lasting impact on our planet for generations to come.
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