A quick shot of me during a pit stop on a drive through the west Highlands

My first ever multi-day hike | Preparing for the West Highland Way

I’m doing it—finally. I’m hiking the West Highland Way in September, and as of now, I’m doing it alone. Am I scared? Yes. I spent one night in the wilderness alone once and shit myself. But it was worth it. The self-confidence I gained from taking the plunge and wild camping alone continues to radiate…

What a damned ridiculous year – thank god for it

Write down what’s been hard for you the last little while. Yeah, it fucking sucks, and some of these hardships will sting you for a damned long time, maybe even forever. But never forget, that list of the great shit you’ll write, the one with the beautiful moments and powerful learnings, no matter how big or small it is, should forever be your reason for pushing forward.

A tearful trip to Phoenix, AZ

“Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” -Steve Maraboli My trip to Phoenix, AZ was the first one I’ve ever taken that was not fun. It was hard. But it was necessary. The day of my departure was relaxing and smile-inducing. I met a friend for lunch and laughs and hung out…