Ok, I’ve got this website that has pretty much laid dormant for years, so I figure I should start using it a little more! Watch for more regular content to start coming soon, including cross posting my YouTube videos, posts about Pokemon and Redemption stuff, hobbies, and much more!
Let’s start with my video from yesterday!
Yep, I’m back on YouTube, and the videos are coming out like snot from a toddler’s nose… ok, maybe not like that. That’s actually pretty gross. Forget I said it.
Anyway, the videos are getting made, and I am having a blast creating them, so definitely take some time to go watch a few, and hopefully I can even convince you to Subscribe!
Seriously. Check out my YouTube channel now!
Ok, enough begging. As part of this resurgence, I am also going to make an effort to use this blog more, alongside my YouTube channel by sharing the videos on here, posting blogs that may go along with some videos, and of course posting regular “non video” posts as well.
Exciting stuff is happening, and it just keeps getting more fun every day!
I have known for a long time that I enjoy nature. I have also known that even though I have absolutely zero interest in running, it sometimes seems like I could walk everywhere and never get tired. When I put these two together, it tells me that maybe, just maybe, I should take up hiking.
This past June we made a roadtrip out to Vegas, and on the way back we stopped by the Grand Canyon. I was amazed at just how awesome that place really is, but what I really wanted to do was to hike all the way to the bottom. A daunting task, for sure, but one that I am positive I could do. It’s one of those bucket list things, you know.
Now that we’ve been back home for a few months, I find myself wanting to not only go hiking, but also do some camping and maybe even live out in the wild for a bit (as much as I can at least). As I was looking up camping stuff one day, I stumbled across a video series documenting a trip down the Appalachian Trail by a girl named Dixie (who turned out to live extremely close, such a small world at times). I watched her entire trip and now my desire to hike and spend time out in nature has come to the point where I just have to do it.
So since I have only hiked short distances, and I don’t really do it very regularly, how am I going to get myself ready to hike for miles? Well, I already have a few “trails” marked out around our neighborhood and around my workplace that will start me at 1 mile per “hike” and I will work up to a 2.5 mile “hike”, all during my normal work week. Then on the weekends that I actually have time to do things, I’m planning on getting out in the woods with my wife and doing some actual hiking. There are a few decent places around here to do that, so I don’t think it should be a problem.
Also, I plan on starting to document my “journey” through video, even though it may not be as inspiring as Dixie’s, I hope to show that just because you might not be in the best shape, you can still follow your dreams and passions.
I did my first 1 mile “hike” around our neighborhood this morning, and I’ve got another one coming tomorrow, so I’m doing all I can to keep looking forward and not turn back!