Story 7: Traveling Within

My fascination with trees began in the fourth grade. In fact, some of my favorite childhood memories come from my fourth grade biology class with Mrs. Zimmerman. Remember those elementary school projects that really peaked your creativity meter? Well, there’s one that particularly stands out in my mind – our tree project. Mrs. Zimmerman allowed …

Story 5: Celebrations

Yesterday, I dove into the importance of designing your life exactly the way you envision using the question, “what do you want to be remembered for?” It got me thinking – Life is a compilation of memories. When we aim to create every moment of our life, we are essentially answering the aforementioned question every …

Story 3: Accidents Happen

I was without a doubt that child who avoided accidents, failures, danger, etc. at all costs. From straight “A’s” to reading the back of the toothpaste tube for the definition of “pea sized amount” to ensure I wouldn’t poison myself, I went to great lengths in attempts to achieve “perfection.” Yes, graduating high school and …

Story 2: Road Trips

There’s something about a good road trip. You share your favorite music, childhood stories, constantly ask each other “what are you thinking about?” etc. Once it’s over, it almost feels like you went through a complete mind cleanse. It’s self-prescribed therapy. You’re contained with this one person for a set amount of time. Eventually, the …

365 Days of Essentialism

I recently finished Greg McKeown’s¬†Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less If I were to prescribe a book to everyone, it would be this one. McKeown’s philosophy does not merely center upon the art of saying “no” but rather how to design your life around what is essential. His formula is as follows: your passion + …

The Greatest Gift

My birthday is Thursday. My gift to myself this year is the precious present. Almost every day for the past two weeks Wyatt and I both have found ourselves asking each other what day of the week it is because we’ve both completely lost interest keeping track. It is a pretty incredible, sometimes an uncomfortable …