Felt like a rockstar in “rock of ages” canyon, aka Pritchett canyon. First #canyon of the year! . . . . #canyoneering #rocks #utah #hiking #rockout #rockofages #technical #nature #outdoors #outdoorculture #optoutside #outside
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My first real job was more than a job... it was my greatest teacher. I worked at a summer camp at the edge of a lake shaded by tall white pines. The road to camp was long and hilly and whenever I turned down that road... I felt the magic churn inside me like butterflies. I was the drama instructor for five years... down a well trodden path you’d stumble upon a little wooden shack named: Peacock Alley. Inside you’d find hundreds of costumes (which was all I wore from the months June-August). It was a sacred space. A space for all kinds of kids to just... be or become. The camp was for kids who were deaf, had disabilities and children who couldn’t otherwise had afforded camp without their sponsors. It was a beautiful mix of people from all walks of life... all very different stories. Camp taught me what love was. Camp gave me so much more than a job... it gave me a compass by which I live my life still... be the love. I eventually had these words tattooed. But the phrase that sticks out most from those five years of playing and learning beside the lake was not “be the love,” but “leave them better than you found them.” You see we have no idea where people are coming from... their struggles... their fears... their family lives... their troubles or their greatest joys... but we can always leave people better by simply being kind with love. This is something I’m always working on, sometimes I lack patience... especially with people I think should know better or with people who are unkind. But the truth is... everyone deserves love. Not just some people. Not just kids. Or my friends. Or those who respect me. And love is how we leave people... better. I think its the closest thing to magic we have on earth. So if you’re gonna be something today... be love. And see how it changes and grows all things. And see how with love we can leave the world, and the planet, better than we found it. (P.S. Any other #campcounselor ‘s out there?! 😍🙌🏼✨)
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WAR. This is a fight not against the world, but against yourself. You create your own thoughts, and direct your own emotions. You can choose to have power over your own mind, or let it control you. Your life is dictated by the series of choices that you make. It's how you got here. It's how you can get to where you want to go. Pick a path, or carve your own. Just COMMIT to a reason for being that doesn't falter when the storms arrive. And oh, they will. COMMIT. TAKE THE LEAP. . . . . . #outdoorslife #hikinglife #wildernesslifestyle #wildernessquest #modernoutdoorsman #outdoorculture #exploretheoutdoors #adventureisoutthere #adventureawaits #adventuretravel #borntotravel #passportpassion #traveldreamseekers #speechlessplaces #tlpicks #iamatraveller #travelingthroughtheworld #culturetrip #naturebeauty #natureseekers #nature_captures #nature_featuring #natureelite #nature_photography #nature_brilliance #travel_captures #travelersnotebook #travelislife #travelforlife #travelandleisure
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Of course it cleared up when we started running down, but we did manage to get one last quick glimpse of Howe Sound. ✨
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