Every place, every person and every moment serves its purpose. For each time you’re too early, right on time or running behind, the hands on the clock press forward. But, no matter when you get there, you’ll always be “there;”right where you were supposed to be to begin with. There is an everywhere, a somewhere and a nowhere and each can coincide or stand alone depending on the circumstances. There’s a some day, a one day — and the idea of each spark the magic between hope and dreams. There is light and darkness in everyone and they too can coincide or stand alone depending on the circumstances. There are planes, trains and automobiles that work their way through complex systems. There are always people, connections and ideas waiting to be embraced just as quickly as they permeate through us and onto the next willing participant when they’re unaddressed. For every person whose built their foundation around love, there will always be cracks that nearly destroyed it. For every place you’ve been, there will always be someone who went there and did a little more before you. For every moment you've shared, there will always be two components: the beginning and the ending. Every day you get a chance to wipe your slate clean and start over. Be anything you want to be, do what you want to do; as long as you’ve got love in your heart and a little warmth to carry it. ✨
I have always been a people person. I have never given thought to the “what can you do for me?” mentality. But, rather, I live by “what can I do for you?” I want to know your story — what you had to go through to get to where you are, what your seasons look like and how you perceive the world around you. I love soul and depth and meeting people where they are even if they feel like that can’t muster up the courage to dig deep enough due to current circumstances in their lives. I love humanness. I wake up every day with the mindset that I’m going to lead with love and compassion; letting that carry out through my daily interactions. Whether it be divine timing or a little bit of grace, I’ve managed to meet and attract people who’ve given me more than I could’ve ever asked for. Every moment counts and every person matters. Take time out of your day to get to know a little bit more about someone in your life; be it a friend or a passerby — you never know impactful it could be. #seekthetrails
Happy Saturday, TS. Today, I get to celebrate love and watch another friend vow to spend the rest of their life with their person. There’s something really beautiful about seeing two people go the distance and make it out on top; for as many weddings and elopements as I’ve participated in over the years... I can honestly say I’ve never been more proud and honored to be apart of peoples lives where love reigns above all else, time and time again. In a perfectly imperfect world, we have a choice to choose love and rise with it; to sprinkle it in every chapter of our lives — I hope that even in the wake of a bad day, you find the silver lining and make a choice to find your joy. It’s in there, somewhere, even when your light is dim. All my love to you here at Trail Seek — to those new and old.
HELLO! Life’s been a whirlwind of happiness and abundance. Shifting, shaking and a whole lot of colorful seasons. I’m here, you’re here — we all deserve to be. Here’s a friendly reminder that not only are you enough but the colors in Colorado are lookin’ pretty FAB this time of year. 📷: @janellehougland #SeekTheTrails PS: tag your foliage 😌
I’ve always said I’d marry my human in the mountains so, I’m glad we all have something in common here. At this rate, I’ll be headed there next year. 💫 On that note: these photos are tuggin’ away at my heart strings, you guys. Another big CONGRATS to @breckanized!!! Sending love and light to you and yours! 💞 #SeekTheTrails 📸: @maddiemaephoto
I’ve been on the road for 6 weeks now and I am busting at the seams with gratitude. I’ve quite literally, went places where my heart feels called and I’ve received nothing but abundance in return. Safe to say the evolution of my perspective has been rewritten a million times and my stance on love and connection redefined — wouldn’t change it for the world. Once I put pen to paper, I’ll be back to share some thoughts with you all but until then.... wishin’ you days full of clarity, peace and endless vibes. ❤️
9 years ago if anyone would’ve asked me what I wanted to do, I would’ve said I wanted to get my Master’s in Marriage and Family therapy. I was really dead set on helping people connect, love and stay empowered; always been fascinated by dynamic of relationships and how people treat each other. I think about going back to school to get that degree from time to time, but I wouldn’t be where I am today; moving with the rhythm of life, taking planes to the next place, seeing beautiful faces of friends that are scattered across the world. I’m not really sure what my life would’ve looked like had I taken that path but I know the one I’m on is colorful, wild, full of growth and an abundance of love. I’ve met a lot of people who’ve changed my life over the last several years. I’ve seen a lot of sunrises and sunsets with some of the best humans. I’ve fallen in love with simplicity; I’ve lived simplicity. I’ve accomplished every goal I’ve written out and sought out every vision. Life by design, guys - if you’ve made it this far, create the life you want to live and work your ass off to make it to that point. Now is now is now.
I hold my connections with others to a high regard and I'm fully aware of what I bring to the table in all of my relationships. Altruism is one of my favorite qualities to come by, so with that being said - surround yourself with people who exude positive energy, hold big dreams, honor both connection and friendship, put in the effort and time to maintain those connections and friendships regardless of circumstance and lastly, those who hold a selfless compassion above the rest. #SeekTheTrails 📍Peyto Lake
Today was the first time in a very long time that I was able to set aside time to regain perspective and check in. I wear a lot of hats in my day to day and I am constantly 100% all-in with my interpersonal relationships, goals, health, and endeavors. But, in doing that, I struggle maintaining the balance between doing everything for everyone and trying to maintain a healthy relationship with MYSELF (often, leaving the latter to suffer). And if I’m being super transparent with you guys, I’m fucking maxed out right now. I’ve gotten so caught up in working towards continual growth that I’ve actually overlooked what the purpose of growth really is. Making the most out of my days includes trying to fit everything in and the weight of my plate often teeters from one side or the other depending on the day. To you folks out there hustling just as hard — please do yourself a favor and STOP! breathe, show yourself some love, make yourself aware of the areas in your life you aren’t making a priority, ask yourself hard questions, reaffirm and honor that truth. Do you take time to relax? Have you smiled today? How many hours did you commit to working? Did you help someone? Have you talked to or told someone you love them? Do you feel fulfilled? Are you reciprocating in full or half-assing? ETC. Wishing you all a steady pace heading into the holiday weekend.
@james_beatty is the type of person you’ll meet and never forget. The type of person you wish there were more of in the world, in your life, etc. but I guess that’s what makes people like him pretty special; they’re a rarity — full of life, wonder and curiosity. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and being inspired by him for a little over two years now. The guys’ hitchhiked all over the world, thru hiked the TA in his home country and is now making his way through the PCT. Give him a follow and catch up with his adventures! #seekthetrails
One thing I’ve been trying to put into practice is mastering the art of unplugging. Posting less, taking less photos, being less present online and putting my best effort forward to stay mindful here and now. I’ve been traveling a lot, but I haven’t documented (nor posted) about those experiences and it feels good to take a step back from that role and be the observer. Headed off to some beautiful places, stoked to gain more insight and clarity along the way. ❤️ #seekthetrails
I’ve been on one wild spiritual journey for the last few years and everything, and I mean everything has opened up for me on multitude of levels; from the soul, to the heart, to the mind and all the vulnerability that comes layered within them. One constant that’s remained within all of this is clarity for the things I want out of life; my path, purpose and my vision for the life I want to live, the people I attract, and the vibes that I feel. I haven’t been quite this centered, but getting clear has been just as much of a process - from cutting people out of my life that have have damaged my heart space to no longer investing time or giving time to anything that doesn’t align with my values. That alone is liberating as hell. I’ve hit some big milestones recently and I want to send a lil’ shout to all the lovely humans who have simply just been there to support the glo’ up, reached out, sent the kinds words, etc. etc. appreciate you beyond words. 💁🏻♀️
I have a few friends that are notorious for sending me quotes attached to some form of creative medium; “just because it made me think of you.” It usually comes to me via text before I even wake up in the morning; they’re also notorious for waking up before the rest of the world. But every morning I make sure to thank them for planting a new day’s worth of thought into my head before I ever sit down with cup of coffee. Today’s quote went as follows: - “We have these intense relationships with our places... But not all of these places are geographical locations so much as sentiments or states of being. I could go on and on and on about how we use the word 'place' in so many different ways... How somebody might ask you 'Where you at?' And they're not asking where are you sitting, where are you living, they're asking: 'How are you doing?'” -
It’s Sunday. I wrapped up a monumental chapter in my life last week. Two of my favorite humans came to surprise me. I’m usually the one doing the surprising but it’s nice AF to be on the receiving end of this ~celebration~. MORE SURPRISES PLZ. Have a beautiful day folks. Dance a lil’, love a lil’, smile a lil’, annnnnd drink a ton of coffee 💃🏼
DENVER is coming up quick. If some you you Colorado folks want to co-work, I’ll most likely be posted in all the coffee shops or if y’all wanna do the adventures, seek the trails, climb the things - contact via DM!