The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until that other is ready - Henry Thoreau 🌿
I posted this about a year ago but I absolutely love this quote as it hits so close to home. A few years ago I remember I was constantly waiting on someone. Whether to go to the mountains, to see a movie, to try that new restaurant I had always wanted to try, the list goes on. One morning, I remember clearly, I had plans to go hiking when my friend’s schedule changed last minute. While I would have normally been upset and stayed home I decided to go anyways and ended up having one of the most amazing days of my life. Little did I know that one small decision would trigger the largest turning point in my life and now my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. Learning to be comfortable on my own has definitely been a journey, but I have made the fondest memories and have learned so much about who I really am and what I value. I highly recommend trying it if you haven’t experienced it yet.. It may seem scary or uncomfortable at first, but trust me, you will not regret it. If you take anything from this random girl you follow on Instagram... I really hope it is this 💫
Would you apply for a permit here 14 straight months? Worth it to hike on Mars! Tag a friend that would hike here with you!
Is Switzerland on your bucket list? If you love the mountains, it's a must see! Tag a friend that would wander around the mountains in Switzeland with you!
📸:@swissmountainview & @nathaliesarah_
My first Christmas break home from University I got my car stuck in the snow… three times… all the exact same spot within the span of a single week. A dozen or so days ago (almost a decade later to the day) on my way to this little spot I would find myself stuck for the fourth time, this time in sand instead of snow. Thankfully about 90 minutes and four very kind strangers later I was free to turn back on my mission and save myself a few thousand dollars in tow fees (thank you!). I know that I am guilty of only showing the bright and shiny moments on this platform, my initial attempt at this photo I ended up freezing cold in the middle of the desert with sand in places sand should never be from trying to dig myself out. On my second attempt we were more prepared, a new friend and his truck helped @ryanclennett and I check off another freezing night spent camping in the desert and this magical place from our bucket lists only a few days after my little incident that I was not planning on telling my parents about but apparently just did- sorry dad!
Would you be down to "chill" here?
Anyone going camping this winter?
Tag a friend that would camp here too... _________________
SI HOY FUERA EL ULTIMO DIA DE TU VIDA, QUE HARÍAS?
Muy probablemente lo primero que pensarías sería en tu familia, en tu hogar, en tu madre, tus hermanos, tu pareja.
O tal vez pensarías en lo que pudo ser, pero por alguna excusa o explicación no fue, no sucedió.
Recordarías cada persona que compartió contigo parte de tu camino que por circunstancias de la vida ya no están y aquellos que siempre han estado allí, en cada día de tu vida, en cada año que ha pasado.
Tal vez culpabilizarias de las malas acciones que cometiste, de tu comportamiento inútil e imperfecto, del daño que en algún momento hiciste a alguien, las mentiras grandes y pequeñas, (mentiras al fin y al cabo), te darías cuenta que no era necesario y no valía la pena.
Tal vez te arrepentirías de lo que no hiciste y tuviste la oportunidad de hacer, del beso o el abrazo que no diste, de las palabras bonitas que nunca dijiste, de la sonrisa que no regalaste.
En definitiva todo aquello que no mostraste presuponiendo que los otros ya lo sabían.
Tal vez te darías cuenta de los momentos que perdiste de disfrutar verdaderamente, porque estabas muy ocupado, dejando pasar la lluvia, dejando de disfrutar del amanecer y el atardecer, dejando de ver las estrellas, de jugar, de disfrutar del amor libre y espontáneo, de cultivar una verdadera amistad, de ser humilde, sincero, respetuoso y responsable, dejando de ver pasar las imágenes que en las nubes se forman, como cuando éramos niños porque eso ya no era importante, y recordarías los mejores momentos de tu infancia y de tu juventud, aquellos instante donde el tiempo parecía eterno y simplemente disfrutabas.
No hay necesidad de esperar la advertencia de que sea el último día para hacer todas aquellas cosas que te gustarían pero que por miedo, por vergüenza o simplemente por dejadez no haces.
La mayoría de nosotros no tendremos jamás la oportunidad de saber cuándo será nuestro último día, e incluso si lo hacemos, no estaremos en condiciones de hacer cambios reales. Así que lo mejor que, podemos hacer es “vivir en el presente”, y recordar que cada día puede ser el último.
Si alguien te dijera, que hoy va a ser el último día de tu vida, ¿QUE HARIAS?
"Jobs fill your pockets, but adventure fills your soul." Do you Agree or Disagree?
Let us know you opinion in the comments!
Counting down the days! One more week and we’ll be back roaming the lands, nurturing our inner wild...❤️
6424 hours ago
A little Zion for your evening. ☺️
9245 hours ago
I am so proud to announce the launch of @rainyrootsco - a community engaged in cultivating passion for adventure and a deeper connection with our wild lands. @lydiamrie@nataliemarieartist and I have been hard at work combining our skills to pass on our enthusiasm for the outdoors to others. We are doing this through words, art, and animation. There will be a lot to come in 2019 including a fully illustrated book, marketplace, and blog.
It’s been so great to get to know all of you over this past year and I’m so excited to finally have more to offer you in return for you support. I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to check out @rainyrootsco at www.rainyroots.com - link in bio. 🧡
Every year, all my mom wants for Christmas is a calendar with my photos in it. (She’s SUCH a mom, I know.) She deals with a disease that prevents her from driving and traveling, so she genuinely gets so excited to see photos of the places I go because she feels like she almost gets to live vicariously through me and my photos. There’s so many things about travel that I love; the long drives with music blasting, seeing a new place for the first time, sharing the experience with friends, the beautiful landscapes, and getting to put my real life on hold for a moment. But I’ve also come to realize that I have to keep going to new places and taking photos for my mom because it makes her days better too. So as I’m sitting down now to put this calendar together (I’m a classic procrastinator, don’t come at me for it 🙃), I’m reminiscing on all the wonderful memories of my travels from 2018, and getting excited for future travels too. Here’s to new places, and new calendars 🥂
8476 hours ago
No words, no caption, just silence and ❄️, 🏔 & 🌲.
12736 hours ago
You do not move ahead by constantly looking in a rear view mirror. The past is a rudder to guide you, not an anchor to drag you. We must learn from the past but not live in the past.
Follow 👉 @dharamshalalocal 👈
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For more ⛰️ 🏔️
📸 by @himalayan_goat
2551136 hours ago
That feeling after a wim hof sesh at your favorite national park! Do you wim hof? 🌬🌬🌬 .
I love the mountains because they make me feel small. They remind me of what’s important in life and that most things aren’t worth worrying about. (I also love imagining all the bears and wildlife that live in the forests surrounding the mountains!!) 🐻🌲
I’ve never felt more inspired than I do living this side of the world. 🌎
Who’s your adventure buddy? 🤗
There are so many reasons not to try.
I’m not very strong. I weigh too much. I’m scared. I’m not good.
But I’ve been trying anyway.
And I love it.
I tend to fear the regret that comes from not doing so much more than the fear that comes from doing and making a mistake.
And so I try.
And because I try, just look at the things I get to do.
Imagine the possibilities if you weren’t afraid to try.
Imagine all the things you could fall in love with…
Well, you guys...WE ARE FREAKING ENGAGED!!!! 💍✨ I can’t even begin to explain the amount of happiness and joy we both right now. This is the day I have waited my whole life for. My heart is so damn full. And I still can’t stop crying happy tears 😭
He proposed at Mount Rainier (one of my favorite places in the world; I grew going to Mount Rainier) and it seriously couldn’t of been more perfect. Ryan new how important is was for me to have my parents there when we got engaged one day and he did just that. My heart was so full in that moment. Unfortunately, when we got into the park, they had JUST closed the gate up to Paradise because of heavy snow and avalanches. But we made the most of it and it was out of this world. It was everything I hoped and dreamed for and so much more. I am so so blessed. 🥰
After the proposal, Ryan just blew it out of the water. Just when I didn’t think it could get any better, it did. He surprised with me with an A-Frame cabin right outside of Mount Rainier National Park for the night and OH MY GOSH. I wanted to pick it up, put it on top of my car, and take it home. I was in love. Stay tuned, I’ll be posting photos to my story of the big day either tonight or tomorrow. I promise. It’s too good not to share.
I could write forever about yesterday but I’m going to keep it short and sweet because I just want to spend some time with my FIANCÉ!!! 😱 Damn that felt good to say.
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH BABE!! 💜💍✨
PS....if anyone has any good ideas for a wedding hashtag, please shoot me a DM or comment below!
I’m looking for something unique and includes Davis (my new last name!!! Ahhh! 😇)
Photo: my daddio w/ my edits ✨
17832198 hours ago
I am so so so excited to announce that @rainyrootsco is live! This amazing collaboration between myself, @erikalynnsea , and @lydiamrie will inspire you to adventure and experience this amazing place we call home. A collection of words, animation, and illustration. I am so lucky to be the creative behind this new venture and I can’t wait to show you the beauty that we experience every time we go out. Drawing, painting, art, has been my passion ever since I can remember and I am just so blessed to have this platform to share my passion with all of you. Thank you all for your support and go check it out! Link in bio. @rainyrootsco#roamnewroutes#rainyroots
4848 hours ago
#hike2 of 52 was accompanied by a bit of citizen science! I joined @tuleyome as they checked their trail cameras on the Silver Spur Ranch property near Clearlake, CA. We saw all kinds of animal tracks, including elk, opossum, bobcat and bear! More pics to come.