What does it mean to be “adventurous”?
In a world that has reduced responsibility to a buzzword, and encourages dependence on every level, it seems that our naturally wild spirits have become tamed by the allure of modernity.
Adventure has taken a backseat, as folks would rather be safe than sorry.
I get it.
Monotony is predictable.
Though, it’s for that very reason that I’m especially grateful for folks like Wyatt.
Individuals who buck neat trends and rather opt for full experiences rooted in exploration.
There is something sacred about novelty.
Being able to find a new spot, or discover piece of earth long untouched.
It’s this sort of exploring that helps one realize the bigness of it all.
Of themselves, in a sense.
In a culture adept at producing widgets that pose as human beings, it takes both courage and recognition of self to diverge from the beaten path – and to discover your own.
Because in this world, if you don’t know who you are someone will gladly tell you.
It’s difficult to really know who you are these days.
That is, unless you are able to get away.
To discover the inherent complexity beneath the surface is to find self, while simultaneously appreciating the beauty in all.
Wyatt Weaver, though young in years, is advanced in this measure.
Continually seeking the good in a world bent on showing him otherwise can be a tall order, and none of us are exempt from the tough days.
Still, he rises above it all.
Remember this life is a journey.
And the struggles are what make the adventures worth having.
At the end of the day, we striv. Understanding that in each loss is a lesson, and in each lesson a seed of potential growth.
Whether or not we decide to plant and water, is up to us.
Personally, I feel Wyatt is just getting started on his garden – and I look forward to bearing witness what beautiful plants come to bare over the course of his life.
A child of God, a Crestline Kook, a student of life, and a relentless adventurer.
Sounds like a rad combo to me.
Movie: The Wolf of Wall Street
Album: Romance by Darius // The Universe Smiles Upon Us by Khruangbin
Fun Fact: Placed top 3 nationally several times in spring board diving, also plays piano and writes his own music.
Quote: “Before a Dream is realized, the soul of the world tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. It’s at that point where most people give up.”
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Scripture: I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.