Dirtbag: A Rose By Any Other Name

What drives you? I don't want the 9-5 just to stay alive. I want to exist and be a part of this planet on my own terms. I probably won't be making much money, it won't look perfect, but I will no longer be haunted by a clawing desire to go and get out there. The purpose of exploring terra incognita is to shift focus. I was raised to believe in a linear life: 

school-->job-->marriage-->retirement

Those were the milestones of "success" and "happiness." My ideas of success and happiness come in the form of an outstretched desert, rising peaks, gigantic sunrises and bleeding sunsets. The essence of existence can be found when you step into the void. I choose to step into terra incognita daily. This way I am sure to discover something new to propel me, something that will open me.

My heart is a drum. It wants to echo across canyons.

 

Here are some dirtbags who have changed my life:

Shout out to my clan. My family. My tribe. My loves. My inspirations. You all continue to teach me so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

I wanted
the past to go away, I wanted
to leave it, like another country; I wanted
my life to close, and open
like a hinge, like a wing, like the part of a song
where it falls
down over the rocks: an explosion, a discovery;
I wanted
to hurry into the work of my life; I wanted to know,
whoever I was, I was

alive
for a little while.
— Mary Oliver, "Dogfish"