Remember in the movie Titanic when Rose’s mom sarcastically asked Jack if he found that nomadic and care free lifestyle appealing? Jack’s response was probably my favourite line in any movie and to this day I try and keep his response in mind when I think about how I want to live my life.
“I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or, who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up. Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people. I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you… to make each day count.”
I truly do love waking up every day to a world of new possibilities and endless adventure. And to that point, I’m always happiest when I’m out on my skis, my mountain bike or road tripping with camera in hand.