News & Updates

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Fredericksburg, Texas

Check out some of our recent announcements, newsworthy events, and just some general slices of information and encouragement.

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Maps – July 2, 2017

Whether you’re in a new place working a seasonal job or at home where you’ve lived your whole life, there are places near you that you’ve never set foot on before. Pick up a map, study it, envision the possibilities that lay before you, and then go claim them.

When It’s Gone – June, 19, 2017

You’ll never miss the water
until the well runs dry.
You’ll never miss the bacon
 until there’s none to fry.
You’ll never miss the money
until every cent is spent,
and you can’t collect a penny
from those to whom you’ve lent.

The Leaping Season – June 4, 2017

Leaping is always scary. Each time, we open ourselves up to failure or embarrassment or rejection, and we probably endure some scratches, bruises, and burns – but great things lie right on the other side of those flaming fear hoops.

Rediscover the Stars – May 21, 2017

Summer is upon us; it’s time to get outside and enjoy all nature has to offer, and there’s just no better way to do that than spending a couple days and nights outside and disconnected from all the trappings of the work week.

Frame Your Vision – May 7, 2017

Go out into the world and see and be. This can be as easy as taking a walk into your own yard, or city, or trail system, or as big as a grand adventure to a land you haven’t met face to face yet. It doesn’t take expensive equipment or weeks of time. The only thing it takes is awareness, and intention, and you.

Gamble on Yourself – April 23, 2017

One critical moment when the question of risk versus reward dominated my decisions was when I graduated from college and was trying to figure out what I wanted to do. And that’s how enormous the stakes felt: I had to decide what I wanted to do…forever.

Bedazzled – April 9, 2017

Living in the borderlands region of southern Arizona, the border wall looms large, both physically and emotionally. However, there’s a one mile long stretch of it just south of the small southeastern Arizona town of Naco, across the border in Naco, Sonora, Mexico where brightly colored paint and messages of love and unity bring light and love to the otherwise cold and dark steel wall.

Spring Fever – March 26, 2017

I think that it’s often something kin to spring fever that brings job seekers to CoolWorks. There’s the real world and traditional careers. Then there’s the promise of the open road and the potential for a new incredible place to call home each season.