The Sour and the Sweet: My Life in Dresden and a Day I’ll Never Forget

The weekend had been beautiful. After spending 11 days north of Berlin in a small village called Retzow, I was filled with a mixture of joy and dread, knowing that I was back in the comfort of Dresden but having to attend German lessons again when I was so painfully terrible at German. When I … More The Sour and the Sweet: My Life in Dresden and a Day I’ll Never Forget

The Magic of Timing

This summer I’ve pondered on the magic of timing. It came to me in the manner of a book. Whilst spending time in the high desert of New Mexico, I was fortunate that although indoor plumbing and air conditioning were lacking, books certainly were not. Hundreds of books lined the walls of the common living … More The Magic of Timing

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman

Author: Sam Wasson Only just recently have I begun to take an interest in classic movies. A 2-second conversation I had a month ago with my dad, where Casablanca was briefly mentioned, was the catalyst. After realizing that there were so many films I have yet to see, I made it a goal to remedy … More Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman

27

Dear 27-year-old me, What a year huh? It started in Ireland, one of my favorite places in the world. Little did I know where I would be one year from then, living in my dream state of Colorado, with a whole lot of adventure in between. As I reflect on the year that has past, … More 27

Clarity

“Clarity comes with action.” If you listened to the interview I posted yesterday, you heard these words spoken by Jeff Goins.   So often in our lives, we are undecided. I know from personal experience and my current situation that it is easy to allow indecision to dictate our lives.  And we stand still for … More Clarity

The Gulp

Within you stands a mountain.  At the top of the mountain stands the best version of yourself, fists raised to the sky in triumph, tears of pride streaming down your face.  It’s easy to believe that the climb is the most terrifying part of the journey.  But really it’s that moment right before the first … More The Gulp

Myself

Sometimes there’s so much to say That I just can’t find the words Something about excitement Adventure Myself Being unapologetically, resolutely, relentlessly Myself

The Universe

The universe is so big that it makes some feel small.  But it makes me feel bigger, because the chances of this moment actually happening were almost zero. The chances were literally almost zero but my atoms didn’t care. They happened anyway.

Something to Ponder

“I’m probably hopelessly out of date but my advice is get real-world experience: Be a cowboy. Drive a truck. Join the Marine Corps. Get out of the hyper-competitive ‘life hack’ frame of mind.  I’m 74.  Believe me, you’ve got all the time in the world.   You’ve got ten lifetimes ahead of you.  Don’t worry … More Something to Ponder

Sitting here trying to think of a title is reminding me of what our twenties are like in general. I have no idea.

There are no warnings. No after school specials. No instruction manuals. Nada. Zilch. When I was a teenager, I don’t remember anyone telling me, “Yeah being a teen is tough, but your twenties will kick the crap out of you too!” The difficulties of being a teen and a 20-something are two sides of the … More Sitting here trying to think of a title is reminding me of what our twenties are like in general. I have no idea.

Zakopane and Yeses

The mountains create realizations. I don’t think I’ve ever been surrounded by mountains and not felt an indescribable peace. Venturing into them makes me feel human; like the ancient part of my brain recognizes them as home. When I arrived in Zakopane on Tuesday, I had this inkling that the next few days would bring … More Zakopane and Yeses

The Fear

“Whenever I was afraid to do something, that meant I had to do it.” Bam. Takes 3 seconds to say. Changed my whole life. I feel like I hear these words all of the time now, but the first time I heard them was in my 10th grade French class. Or at least that was … More The Fear

The Beginning

So. I’m doing this. This is happening. I’m really writing a blog. If you told me this a month ago I never would have believed you. How could I have anything original to say? Who would even read it? Who the heck would care? But that’s not the point. The point is to do things. … More The Beginning