i want to break free

Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation - all of which may appear to give one peace of mind but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence, there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy, but once you become accustomed to such a life, you will see its full meaning and it’s incredible beauty.

— Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

Matty and I are pretty much living this quote right now and it does my heart good. Along with the good there is also a healthy mix of fear, doubt and questioning whether we are crazy-town. But crazy is far better than bored and uninspired me thinketh.


  1. YES! YES! and YES!

    I love this quote.

  2. This SO speaks to the adventurous spirit within - love it! If anyone can be crazy-town and still move forward and make good things happen, it's you and Matt. Huzzah!

  3. 3 exuberant cheers for the previous comment that states, "Huzzah!" And also a cheer for Jules Verne and this ever so intriguing new lifestyle!

  4. Amazing.

    This quote makes my heart happy!