It’s all about being present

Erik Wardell | Boulder, Colorado

I got invited on a trip to the Grand, and I had to quit my job and say, “I’m doing it.” Being able to step out of your life for a second and just live and exist in nature, for me that’s what it’s all about. Because you’re not worried about who’s blowing up your social feed or those emails in your inbox. You’re just in it. It’s all about being present… and that’s something that’s really lacking in this day and age, especially with all of the technology we’re constantly on. That serves a purpose, but being out there in the middle of it, and just being present, is such an amazing opportunity and something I’m completely grateful for.

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