"To live would be an awfully big adventure." - Peter Pan
ad·ven·ture – verb. - to engage in hazardous and exciting activity, especially the exploration of unknown territory.
I get asked all the time, "If you could pick up and move anywhere in the world, where would you go, and would you do it?" The answer is yes. At this point in my life, I feel that Oregon is my second home, but that being said, I don't think it could ever be home to me. Home is a place special to me in my mind and my heart. Home is my roots. Home is where I built my foundation, where I grew into the man that I am today. Home is where I spent my childhood, created memories that can never be replaced. Changing my address will never be changing what home is and what home means to me.
"Home is where our story begins."
We all have a long life ahead of us, we choose how we get to spend it. Some spend everything while they're young to ensure that they "live" while others spend their younger years working towards a larger goal, the “American Dream.” There is no right or wrong answer or choice, we all want different things, but one thing I believe we can all agree with is that whatever you do, do it with passion.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. . . Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
This quote should resonate with each and every one of you regardless of what you do in life. Make sure you enjoy your life and live with no regrets.
I have a huge FOMO (fear of missing out), so I prioritize adventure in my life. It’s my “me-time,” where I get to slip away from the real world and fall right into a different state of mind where I become fully present with my surroundings. Feeling the sun on my rosy cheeks, feeling the cold, brisk air piercing through my clothing and chilling my bones, feeling my heart race, breath increasing and eyes wide. I truly live in a beautiful place in this world, but as a matter of fact, we all do. In our own backyards. We often seek these places far from us but tend to neglect our own surroundings. Waterfalls, mountains, climbing, hiking, swimming holes, biking and running trails, etc are everywhere, you just need to put in a little effort to find them. Find the beauty in your home, take pride in where you live.
“Collect moments, not things.”
If you want to know what else there is to do in Siskiyou county other than adventure, follow the link.
Come explore a few of my favorite places: Lake Siskiyou, Faery Falls, Hedge Creek Falls, Plutos Cave, Heart Lake, Castle Crags, Mossbrae Falls, & McCloud Falls.
Located in South Siskiyou.
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