I shot this selfie drone video (aka dronie) while camping in the Eastern Sierras with my wife to commemorate our one year anniversary of turning life upside down. I’ll tell you what I mean by that in a moment, but 2014 was easily one of the best years of my life. I hiked the dunes of White Sands National Monument, drove Highway 1 along the Big Sur Coast, stared up in awe at the largest tree in the world, photographed the sun set on Half Dome, toured Denali National Park by bicycle, and visited family I hadn’t seen in years. So far, 2015 is shaping up to be just as good.
I’m no self-help guru or blogger pundit who has allegedly “hacked life”, but maybe sharing my story will help and inspire someone out there with career burnout or an oppressive routine to consider other options. Life is precious and time is something you will never get back. Not pursuing your creative calling and squandering away your dreams is a tragic way to live.