With each passing moment, we have the ability to make a conscious choice between love and fear. The fear of the unknown or of being judged as inadequate can be a paralyzing force. I know I struggled with these feelings a lot the past few years.
And then I let go.
It’s really as simple as that. I stopped worrying about what people might think. I stopped following the safe path and started searching for the honest one. This little life we have is too damn fragile to spend a moment doing anything less than being true to yourself. And the surest way to do this is to choose love over fear.
It’s important to be selfish. You need to save yourself first if you’re going to do any good in this world. Realizing that I can be both selfish and selfless at the same time has been an extremely liberating awakening. The world needs our help. It needs all of us striving for our best selves individually so that we can collectively put our best foot forward. It starts with me. It starts with you. It starts now.
I’ve been on the road for almost four months now and each day has reassured me of the decision to go. Combining my passions of the outdoors, working with my hands, and sustainable living, I decided to spend my summer volunteering on an organic farm in Bozeman, Montana through WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). A few weeks in to this new experience and I’m working harder than I ever have, challenging myself every day, and consistently living out my dreams.
I can elaborate on farm life at a later date but my message for now is..go do something you love! You might not dig manual labor and power tools and getting dirty in the sun all day like I do, and that’s ok! But take a second and think about something you do love. Maybe it’s that new hobby you’ve been putting off starting or that old passion you used to get lost in. Or that trip you’ve been dreaming about or the job you wish you had. Or something as small as the book you have been meaning to pick up or the phone call you think you should make.
The time is now. You have the power to live the life you want. I believe in you.
Thank you for being a part of this beautiful ride so far. Its really only just begun. Check below for some photos from the last two months before I started on the farm and stay tuned. One love.
Thank you for the love. See you soon.