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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss
“Intoxication with color, sometimes subliminal, often fierce, may express itself as a profound attachment to landscape. It has rightly been said: Color is the first principle of Place.” – Ellen Maloy
Preserving our wild places – that is America’s Best Idea. We are proud to support efforts that protect our public lands for future generations, and we hope that each of you will seek out your own path to support and protect your wild spaces!