On the Road. Tired. Hungry. Inspired.

I'm sitting in a hotel room in Texas. I've been on the road for four days now headed for Colorado with a couple of beautiful and talented women. We are all three cleansing during this road trip, nothing but liquids (Lemon, cayenne, and maple syrup mixed with water). I'm really fucking hungry and exhausted. We all are. 

My focus right now is on the film  'Can I Surf That' and writing the narration. Heather's been busting her ass with the editing now it's my turn to show up with the narration. So, the blogging is going to be a lot more of short blurbs/photos/videos until I'm finished. I need some inspiration, the words are just not flowing. But this trailer of Sierra Quitiquit  'How Did I Get Here' is just the inspiration I need. This girl knows how to live and is the definition of what it means to be a woman in this beautiful time. Thank you Sierra for being my inspiration! 

My Sunday Muse: Aloha Florida

Some of you may now already, but I'm headed back to the mountains. Florida has been good to me. I worked at a great surf shop with some amazing people. Got closer to my family here in the Sunshine state and got better acquainted with the ocean, although we still have a long way to go. I'm not sure if I'll ever feel as comfortable in the ocean as I do in the river but I respect it immensely and can't wait for another chance to get lost in it's vastness and power. 

I'll be hitting the road tomorrow morning with Natali Zollinger and Heidi Ho in the Sprinter van. In the spirit of road tripping and moving onto the next chapter of my life, this video and song couldn't be more appropriate. It's a clip from the surf film 'A Broke Down Melody'. One of my favorite quotes "nothing ever stays the same. You can’t build fences around life. It’s just an ongoing process. All you’ve got to do is keep paddling…simple"

The Mountains and Me

I’ve always had such big dreams. Living life like the world could end. The problem is I’m always looking for the next best thing; making it hard to truly be in the moment. There are very few things in life that allow me to turn off time. When I wake up to the dramatic stance of the  mountain ranges towering over me basking in all the suns glory piercing the pink morning sky  I feel empowered to take on my day. It’s also  almost like I’m being mocked by something that is much greater than me and will always be way beyond my understanding. These mountains seem to hold wisdom, the kind of wisdom you can’t understand until you’ve earned each and every foot of elevation to the summit. Even then, when sitting on top of the world, my insignificance is magnified. But I feel the safest I’ve ever felt anywhere. In the raised hands of the earth you get a glimpse of what life is like in the clouds with the birds. It’s here where there is nothing better. I can’t think about the past or the future. Time does not exist. If I were to die here it would be the most beautiful and peaceful of deaths. That trip into the unknown made that much easier because you’re already that much closer to the heavens.