A lot of people ask why? Why live in a bus? Why do something so extreme?
J.R. and I often talk about how for the majority of Americans, survival is guaranteed. Today's America has it pretty well off. We're immune from so many hardships and have so many niceties at our disposal, from air conditioning and heat to precooked fried chicken and free-ish entertainment.
We suffer from the disease of comfort. Because our lives are too damn easy, our every need is met without much effort, we begin to create problems for ourselves. We acquire modern afflictions such as anxiety, sleeplessness, and boredom, because the truth is that we all want to struggle.
One of the reasons we live in a bus is to escape comfort. That's why we stay weeks in the Rockies in snow storms, without heat, with ice on our sleeping bags in the mornings, with no sun and wet toes. To feel alive. To suffer a bit.
Perhaps that's the same reason why people do extreme sports, climb rock walls and skydive and run on trails, because we need discomfort to be happy. Comfort kills, but discomfort pushes us to the ledges of gratitude, which makes us stronger humans thriving citizens. #orangeisoptimism
November 2015 - Colorado #5YearaofIdleTheory
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1 55 minutes ago
✨ I don’t want to hurry the year along (because time passes quickly anyways) but it’s hard not to look forward to a week spent in Florida with one of my dearest friends sitting under a m a z i n g teaching at the Ligonier conference this coming Spring! ✨
1 05 minutes ago
I️ don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22° Fahrenheit
Couldn't be more excited about the fact that it's finally snowing!
1 125 minutes ago
Así estaba el Central Park de New York hace un mes atrás, cuando fui a la fiesta de 35 años de @gshock_us y recién me manda un mensaje un amigo diciendo que el frío está insoportable y pronto van a tener mucha mucha nieve. Debe ser increíble pasar una navidad en la ciudad que nunca duerme.
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I moved across the country to be as close to national parks as I possibly could. Exploring and adventuring through the beauty of mountains, rivers, deserts, forests & the ocean allowed me to fall back in love with my passion of photography and only furthered my love and passion for the environment. I have tried my hardest to dedicate my life to protecting and photographing the vast and awe-inspiring landscape that we as humans should never have to be afraid of losing. The news of yet another protected aspect of our natural environment being threatened infuriates me to say the very least, and the fact that it’s protection is even being questioned is beyond me... (post continued in comments)
2 145 minutes ago
Can’t get enough of them. The best time of the year down south.
3 316 minutes ago
Spent a weekend... and an extra few days in Berlin and visited quite a few Christmas markets!
1 96 minutes ago
"All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.” - C.S. Lewis
Today I would like to thank everyone who started tagging #roadwideopen in their photos. I’m happy there’s already almost 1,000 photos! I’m going to feature some profiles tonight in my stories. 🦊 -
Chtěla bych dnes poděkovat všem z vás, co jste začali používat #roadwideopen u vašich fotek. Nečekala jsem, že by se tenhle travel hashtag tak rychle rozrostl, ale už je pod ním skoro 1000 fotek. To je hrozně super. :) Určitě budu ráda, když budete tagovat i nadále, dnes večer zase nasdílím některé profily ve stories. 🦊 #visitaustria#moodygram