The First Step

As I sit at a coffee shop on South Congress St in Austin, TX, I consider the words of Matthew McConaughey in Dazed & Confused: "Alright, alright, alright!" Few people know that this line was actually ad libbed, inspired by Matthew's contemplation of his character's primary motivations in life: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll. When he concluded that at this moment in the movie his character was standing on the precious of all three, he dropped the now infamous line almost to check each off a list of life goals.

Over the past few months, I've considered my own check list of interests of healthy living, experiencing cultures, and creating adventure daily. I decided to blog this journey as a way to both catalog and and share my experiences. I have no doubt that this project will grow and evolve as most things do with time, as a first post I ask you to offer your comments and criticisms in the spirit of constantly improving.

Thanks to those who inspired me to start this blog, including:
Laura Arnold - Austinite Tips - An Insider's Guide to the Best, Worst, and Weirdest in Austin
Lars Lindstrom & Travis Jones - No Land in Sight - A travel blog for Bueller's Year Off
Topher Evans - Been Jammin Project - From the School Bus With Love, A Volunteering Mission Throughout the Americas
Chris L Smith - ChristopherLSmith.com - A personal blog for projects and nerdin' out
Brenda Scanzillo - Don't Lose the Trail - Ultramarathoner and trail runner digging deep, climbing high, and just trying not to get lost

You can expect posts in the weeks to come to cover:
- Travel experiences, tips, and photos
- Reviews of products, books, and local businesses
- Occasional rants
- Philosophy and lessons learned

I look forward to this opportunity to grow creatively. I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I do!

LNH