The world stands on absurdities, and without them perhaps nothing at all would happen
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📍If you’re not failing at something everyday, you’re obviously not pushing yourself to the full potential. Everyone has their moments, but only YOU can decide “did I really push myself”..
That’s for everything in life! No one is perfect we all slip at one point whether it’s proper nutrition, training, work, or just your personal life in general. •••
You don’t owe anyone a damn thing! If you’re not happy, truly open your eyes! If you’re not in shape, change your training! Don’t have the money you want, work harder!
The human mind will naturally choose easy, it’s up to you to change that mindset! 🤘🏼🇺🇸
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Something that has been bothering me more and more lately is the expected evangelicalism of locations. I, and I know many other friends get asked, “where is this?” far too often. The other day someone cursed me out in the messages because I didn’t want to share a spot with them. People like that are exactly why I don’t give them away when asked, and especially don’t geotag or mention spots in comments. Places that are special to you aren’t necessarily meant for the world to know about, only for the people that put in effort to discover themselves. It makes me pretty sick when I see a favorite area or lake precisely exposed on this platform. Why? Well, when you were there who was around? Not many people? And the ones that were there, who were they? Mostly locals, people that have lived in the area their whole lives and gotten to know the place over time, and the random adventurer who looked at maps and did their research, or heard about it from a friend. Tagging and revealing locations that people hold dear on this app, especially for those with larger accounts, does nothing but attract the wrong people, not the right ones. Call me a cynic or stingy, but I’ve cleaned up too much trash, had too many people hoot and holler on the way to a special fishing spot, or seen people drive up just to take pictures to let their followers know about it. If you’re going just to take pictures, you’re not going out for the right reasons. These clips I share aren’t the goal, simply moments I enjoyed along the way. Go for the experience, go for the hike you might be challenged by, and take a hint from the silence of the places you find. Whether they are a mile or twenty from where you parked, it will be much more worth it this way.
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The Japanese have a long history with the bamboo plant; in their myths and legends, bamboo is metaphorically linked to a man's strength. What I love most about the bamboo plant, apart for its strength and versatility, is its ability to survive. In strong storms, most of its leaves will come off and its beauty may diminish. Yet in the end, the bamboo prevails; its flexible stalk braving the elements by bending and swaying with the wind.
When facing the storms of life, who or what keeps you going?
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It's usually in the heinous details that make an adventure so memorable.
Since my tent got eaten by horses in 2015, I have yet to replace it. We've made do with sleeping on the ground under the stars.
However, the mosquitoes on this night were downright awful. They were so thick you could see clouds of grey swirling around our head. We resorted to hiding under our sleeping bags and eating lots of snacks.
You'd think mosquitoes would go away during the night. They didn't.
But I really wanted to see the sunrise over the lake so we stuck it out through the night.
Was it worth it? Yes. Because any day with a landscape like this is better than the alternative.
Everything I need. Nothing more, nothing less.
Less than two weeks until I start the AT. 🙌🏻
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My little sissy is so cute 😊 She is always exploring in some way or another, no matter where we are at. She gets in her own little world and has been this way since we were little. Flipping over rocks to see what’s under them, collecting dried up worms on the sidewalk, exploring haunted houses (by herself!), she’s a brave one 💪🏼
#tbt to last weekend. @masick9 and I were curious to see what Chimney Tops looks like over a year later after 2 teenagers set the area on fire resulting losses of life. I saw water bottles, plastic, orange peels, and gum stuck to trees on the #trail . After what happened, you would think people would have learned something about respecting their surroundings.... #leavenotrace#forceofnature#forestfire#gsmnp#smokies