I am living my life deliberately by continuously acting according to my intentions. My intentions and actions are informed by a deep and honest understanding of reality—the universe, others, and myself.

Every day, I try to “suck all the marrow out of life” through a pursuit of beauty, meaning, and wisdom. In this quest, I use walking as a platform for understanding and creating for myself and others. I take photographs, catch poetry, and write notes that I combine into beautiful essays and books that I hope inspire others to also live deliberately.

To support myself in my quest, I take care of my mind and body so that I am always at my best state moment by moment. Mindful that my actions always affect others, I practice compassion as much as I can and strive to always deepen my connection with fellow humans and other sentient beings.

I have also mastered my relationship with the material world. I support myself through meaningful work, use resources efficiently, and limit my interaction with the exchange economy by developing self-reliance.

For a more detailed long-term vision, see my best future self exercise.

For a shorter, one-year visions, see personal narrative vision.