Over the next few months I'm going to be taking adventure to a whole new level. Committing to a life of wanderlust and new experience one hundred percent, and I'm beyond excited to have all of you along with me. The truth here is very important, and perhaps something people may misunderstand; my lifestyle isn't glamorous. I sleep in the cab of my truck, every night. I wake up at the crack of dawn and walk more miles than seem possible, and I do it because I love every moment of it. I am going to do my best to show people what life off the grid truly looks like, what adventure really entails, I hope it is transparent and I hope that it inspires many of you to reach beyond your comfort zone. Thats the point of this blog, to bring you along on this journey, to pull you in and make you dream bigger. Whatever your dreams I want to help you reach for them, to forget about the reasons why they are impossible or farfetched and take a leap, no matter how giant. Along the way I'll share quotes from people smarter than me, recommend books that in most cases I've read or else plan too, dig into philosophies both past and present that may relate to your life and pave the way for you think grander about what you want, It may seem ambitious and it probably is, I don't want to preach because thats boring and over done, nothing that I'll write is self help because fuck, I need enough help myself. The goal is to motivate, to be honest, to talk about and elude to the questions and vulnerabilities we all feel and relate them.
My name is Bruin Alexander and I am a writer, photographer from Vancouver, Canada. I am slightly drunk writing this, liquor makes me more personable. Im not rich, in the least, unless we are talking about experience. I don't have a ton of savings, unless we dig into the contact list on my phone of the people I've met. The world is a huge place full of beauty and diversity and I, like many of you, want to sink into as much as I can. Over the next few weeks, months and years the goal is to immerse myself in various cultures, read and listen as much as I can. Set goals, reach goals. Meet people, make friends. Help people, help myself. I guess its just going to be one crazy, sometimes incoherent journey to fulfillment or happiness or whatever is important.
I forgot to mention, Im working on my first book! I think its brilliant, and necessary and everything else that any author hopes for, but who knows. The point of that cheap plug is that I'm going to be sharing pieces of my work and I would LOVE for your feedback, so comment, be nice or be an asshole I'll love you either way because both are productive. The book is tentatively titled 'A Convoluted Love' but that could change, that probably will change.
Back to the important stuff. You beautiful people are what make this fun, so I really really want to make this as interactive as possible! have a question, email me. Find a book I should read, email me. Been thinking about philosophy and don't have anyone to debate, email me. Curious about how to save for an adventure, email me. Feeling anxious about something, email me. Need to set your fantasy football roster or have a question about potential trades, definitely email me. Also and maybe most importantly, Im going to be traveling for extended periods of time all around the world, renting out places too large for just me, want to come? EMAIL ME! I love visitors, Im trying to find myself everyday, and I expect you are too, lets do it together.
Back to basics. I'm going to write and write about everything and anything, my muse is the road and all the wonderful things it brings. The articles will probably be long form, because shorter often really isn't sweeter. I hope you can take some things away from it all, some things that will make your everyday better, because everyday matters, its the present and it happens fast.
I love you, Bruin