Posts tagged Self Improvement

The Travel Drug: Potent, with possible Severe Side-effects.

Bloggers tend to paint a picture of constant euphoria, of happiness, of adventure, of the grandest lifestyle that everyone is missing out on. It can be all of those things. But it isn’t always rainbows, butterflies, and happiness. Actually, rarely is it an “ideal” lifestyle. It is a lonely road at times, a hard road at times, a sad road at times, and a road to emotions you tried to hide deep down inside. Travel can be one helluva potent drug, and if used as a supplement for things you… Read More

Be the Author of Your Own Life Story.

It’s been a short period of time since I discovered my interest in writing, and it’s been equally as short a period of time since I discovered that I could grab life by the…erm…horns and I had the power to do what I want in life. For a while, until I traveled for the first time in 2011 to New Zealand, life was on auto-pilot. I was drowning in unhappiness, buying up all the shiny things I could, working at a job I hated and scouring dating sites to fill… Read More

Video Message from the Dead: Start Living Today.

Here is a very VERY personal video message that I recorder while visiting my Father’s gravestone this December on his birthday. I recorded this video after writing a letter to him of things I never got to say to him before he passed. While writing this, I was struck with a sudden sense of understanding about my own life, what I want to get out of it, and how precious ever second of every day is. I’m sharing this with you today because I feel it may offer you some… Read More

Live Gnarly Everyday: Don’t Trust your Gut.

The wind whips through your hair as you stand at the edge of a platform 150 feet in the air. Far below, sapphire waves slap against grey rock; a bright yellow dingy with the safety crew bobs about like a rubber ducky in a bathtub. You look down. Suddenly your stomach retreats into your ribcage, wrenched tight as a knot. There is that feeling; that gut feeling of impending doom. The primal reaction all humans have in the face of imminent danger or in a nervous situations that makes you… Read More

Apocalypse FAIL! How to Live like it was the End.

Chalk another one up beside Y2k for epic prophecy FAILS of our time! Or just mass idiocy. There was no fire and brimstone for Bruce Willis to prevent. No aliens invading for Will Smith to punchasize in the forehead. And no zombies for a sexy leather clad Milla Jovovich to fight off In 13 sequels. And I’m as tired of hearing about the “Mayan Prophecy” as much as the next person. But lets just play “what if” for a minute… What if there had been an actual apocalypse? What if… Read More

Death: My Travel Inspiration.

Your life can change in an instant. Sometimes that phrase is difficult to grasp since we get caught up in our daily lives and don’t realize when things pass us by — for example: life. But just like a lightbulb, it can burn out without a hint of notice, leaving the faintest remnant of that light clinging on to the last minutes of what once was before fizzing out forever. I know this all too well. It started just as any day starts out. The daily routine of being startled… Read More