Tick tock, tick tock,
tick tock goes the clock.

It’s so rhythmic it’s
almost soothing.

It lulls you into a false
sense of security.

Tick another coffee.
Tock another meeting.
Tick another lunch.
Tock another quiet night in.

And before you know it, you’re so numb from the comfort of routine that you didn’t feel a thing as that great adventure called life slipped away like sand between your fingers.

But fear not, adventure has other plans.

Roll with them.

Embrace adventure, grasp it with both hands, until your knuckles turn pale.

Don’t let comfort take you down. Rise above routine and monotony.

Ride shotgun with fear and the unknown.

Don the uniform of the restless.

Get uncomfortable being comfortable.

And here’s the reward for the discomfort.

Your heart will be fuller, your compassion deeper, your horizons wider and your memoir way, way, better.

Before you die, make sure you have lived.

And never forget,
you only get one spin.

Sun Valley, Idaho 

10.July 2019 10:00 

Winterlake Lodge, Alaska 

23.July 2018 5:53 

Zion National Park, Utah 

23.Oct 2018 08:01 

Dalvik, Iceland 

16.Apr 2016 20:07 

Nevado de Toluca, Mexico 

24.Oct 2017 11:52 

Planta Eolica Movasa, Costa Rica 

4.Nov 2019 15:58  

Teotihuacán, Mexico City 

21.Oct 2017 10:32 

White Sands National Park 

6.Jan 2020 11:08 

Winterlake Lodge, Alaska 

24.Jul 2018 09:22 

Lofoten, Norway 

18.Feb 2015 10:42 

Death Valley, CA 

25.Mar 2016 15:04 

Skíðadalur Valley, Iceland 

6.Apr 2016 10:27 

Joshua Tree, CA 

3.Jun 2018 13:59 

Nevado de Toluca, Mexico 

24.Oct 2017 12:43 

Grand Canyon, AZ 

10.May 2018 13:48 

Grand Targhee, WY 

14.May 2019 08:01 

Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan 

24.Feb 2018 13:43 

Aspen, CO 

9.Sept 2016 09:33 

Isla Chiquita, Costa Rica 

5.Nov 2019 09:13 

Winterlake Lodge, Alaska 

24.Jul 2018 8:54 

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France 

28.Mar 2017 15:30 

Joshua Tree National Park, CA 

16.Jan 2019 13:42 

Isthmus Cove, Santa Catalina Island, CA 

18.Nov 2019 07:11 

Grand Targhee, WY 

15.Mar 2019 12:13 

Santa Monica Bay, CA 

17.Nov 2015 07:01 

Southern Iceland 

13.Jul 2012 11:55 

Los Angeles, CA 

23.July 2017 11:56 

Telluride, CO 

29.Sep 2016 14:45 

Trimble Glacier, Alaska 

24.Jul 2018 08:15 

Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica 

5.Nov 2019 07:57 

Tokyo, Japan 

5.Feb 2013 16:36 

Joshua Tree National Park, CA 

5.Feb 2015 12:01 

Tromsø, Norway 

17.Feb 2015 10:25 

Southern Iceland 

14.Jul 2012 17:40 

La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica 

3.Nov 2019 15:50 

Anchorage, Alaska 

23.Jul 2018 15:24 

Zion, Utah 

25.Oct 2018 18:38 

Redwoods National Park, CA 

24.Jun 2019 

Downtown Los Angeles, CA 

16.Nov 2015 17:53 

Tokyo, Japan 

28.Feb 2018 07:01 

Palm Springs, CA 

24.Mar 2015 16:43 

Big Sur, CA 

22.Jul 2020 19:10 

Isla Chiquita, Costa Rica 

6.Nov 2019 07:07 

Isthmus Cove, Santa Catalina Island, CA 

18.Nov 2019 13:37 

Smith Cabin Aspen, CO 

22.Jan 2019 16:04 

Trimble Glacier, Alaska 

23.July 2018 11:02 

Luftegkühlt / Port of Los Angeles, CA 

7.May 2017 15:05 

Downtown Los Angeles, CA 

16.Nov 2015 15:31 

Joshua Tree, CA 

16.Jan 2019 17:44 

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France 

28.Mar 2017 18:37 

Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan 

25.Feb 2018 12:13 

Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica 

5.Nov 2019 13:10 

Alaska 

17.Mar 2014 08:23 

Mývatn, Iceland 

9.Apr 2016 11:34 

Southern Iceland 

14.Jul 2012 17:10 

Temoaya, Mexico 

24.Oct 2017 11:23 

Tokyo, Japan 

5.Feb 2013 15:51 

Trimble Glacier, Alaska 

23.Jul 2018 12:04 

Joshua Tree, CA 

15.Jan 2019 14:22 

Baldface Lodge, British Columbia  

9.Feb 2018 11:11 

Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan 

21.Feb 2018 17:04 

Big Sur, CA 

8.Sep 2020 14:01 

Alajuela Province, Costa Rica 

3.Nov 2019 14:56 

Aspen, CO 

22.Jan 2019 15:12 

Pioneertown, CA 

3.May 2019 17:50 

Jökulsárlón, Iceland 

13.Jul 2012 11:10 

Hatcher Pass, Alaska 

18.Mar 2014 16:41 

Joshua Tree National Park, CA 

16.Jan 2019 15:48 

Monkey Trail, Costa Rica 

4.Nov 2019 11:40 

Nagano, Japan 

6.Feb 2013 08:12 

Tick tock, tick tock,
tick tock, goes the clock.
It’s so rhythmic it’s almost soothing.
It lulls you into a false sense of security.

Tick another coffee.
Tock another meeting.
Tick another lunch.
Tock another quiet night in.

And before you know it, you’re so numb from the comfort of routine
that you didn’t feel a thing as that great adventure called life slipped away
like sand between your fingers.

But fear not, adventure has other plans. Roll with them.
Embrace adventure, grasp it with both hands, until your knuckles turn pale.

Don’t let comfort take you down. Rise above routine and monotony.
Ride shotgun with fear and the unknown. Don the uniform of the restless.
Get uncomfortable being comfortable.

And here’s the reward for the discomfort. Your heart will be fuller,
your compassion deeper, your horizons wider and your memoir way, way, better.

Before you die, make sure you have lived.
And never forget, you only get one spin.