Brown bears hunt salmon in Russia’s Far East by photographer Michel Roggo - The Telegraph
Headed to Wisconsin for 2 days of solo camping. See ya later suckas.
I really do love my job. But sometimes I have this angst. I got my dream job too early..less than a year out of school and I was offered the “perfect” gig…100 percent creative freedom, one of the best restaurants in the city, amazing chef, awesome people… Its great. But it also meant kissing my social life goodbye. And at 21..I still have a hard time justifying that. I have the rest of my fucking life to work 50 hours a week and bust my ass to make a name for myself. I’m incredibly lucky and grateful that I’ve been able to break into that part of my career already. And dont get me wrong, I worked my ass off to even get here.. 2-3 jobs at a time while in school..multiple doubles a week, an internship, all of that. But sometimes I cant justify things like missing out on important family and friend events, and just fun stuff, to work..when in the long run it doesnt seem worth it. IM 21…… UGH. I sound so childish right now, but I dont wanna miss out on any more of my shithead youthfulness than I have to, I dont wanna look back and feel like I missed something because I was working my ass off, for nothing. I wanna act 21.I miss my freedom. I want to explore, I want to scrape by on just enough sleep to get to the next place I wanna go. I wanna get out of Minneapolis and see other things. I love what I do, but work is still work. I love my life.. I know work is necessary but this job is making it hard to find a balance between the two.
I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time."
I was tagged by b-n-dslife to post my 6 favorite selfies… HA. I wouldnt call these favorites by any means…they are just silly ones I had on my computer, some of which are quite old.
> > girls-n-cars < <golden.
I WANT this. and…. I NEED it. considering the babe just got his motorbike and we are going riding reallllll soon.
Oh, and the beautiful specimen of a man that served me coffee today downtown, told me I had a lovely smile.
Ahhh.. sometimes I just have to type things out to get it out of my brain. Life is so cool. I’m exactly where I should be, very selectively choosing the life I want to live. It feels so good living a healthy lifestyle, having just a few close friends with whom I have very intentional relationships with, and a job that I love, and a place to call home that feels so good to be in. I’m so damned blessed, and as happy as a peach. Life’s cool.
The point of simple living, for me has got to be:
A soft place to land
A wide margin of error
Room to breathe
Lots of places to find baseline happiness in each and every day"
Leo Babauta (via observando)
Booked a camp site for my next two days off…pretty stoked to spend some much needed time away from all distractions and just be outside. Its near Hudson in a small state park that has a pretty waterfall and a small lake, so I’ll be bringing a kayak. I can’t wait!