Let’s face it, I’ve always been a man of many ideas, and little action. I’ve always told myself I was waiting for the resources, or the right time, or the right planetary alignment, and THEN everything would work itself out and fall into place. I’ve come to learn (and accept) that that’s not the way things work. You have to work for what you want, you really do have to be the change that you want to see in the world, however cliche that may sound.
I’ll admit it, the original purpose of this endeavor got away from me, and I lost focus on what was important and what was motivating me to start Walden Outdoors in the first place. The mission statement has changed, I’m
en sure if I have
one anymore really, but I know that the mission in my mind is clear: reconnect, restore, and rebuild. Those goals aren’t just limited to outdoor recreation or advocacy, those are personal challenges to myself and everyone around me. Reconnect with friends, family, nature, your community, with YOURSELF. Restore the world to a more natural state, a more stable state, and that starts with restoring ourselves and our faith in a better possible outcome. Rebuilding, this is a big one for me personally…We all have trials and tribulations throughout the course of our lives on this planet, and they have the power to build you up so high you feel you could touch the heavens, or break you down so devastatingly that you could swear you were knocking on the Devil’s door. The key to rebuilding is finding the motivation within yourself to make a difference, whether that be in the physical or purely emotional sense. I’m currently on a path to accomplish all three, both within myself, and with Walden as an organization. Sure, I plan to write reviews and document my adventures, but the real story is what is being learned along the way, how those moments have the ability to change the course of my present and my future. Cherish every moment that you have in this existence, and make them count. Take nothing for granted, because no outcome is guaranteed.
Moral of the story; every action has a reaction, and everyone has the power within themselves to learn and grow from them. It’s never too late to be a better version of what you were before. The change begins with you.
“The best way to predict the future, is to help create it.”