“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Live outdoors.

Drink freshly squeezed orange juice. Let food cook slowly on the grill.

Tell the ocean what worries me. Listen to the sunset.

Sleep out underneath the stars. Feel small.

Go swimming in rivers. Let my insecurities flow.

Run in the rain. Hang my ego to dry.

Use my assumptions as kindling to start fires. Have difficult conversations.

Build a house. Take my shoes off inside.

Wake up before the sun comes up. Pick vegetables from a garden.

Raise horses. Get bucked off. Jump back on.

Admire symmetry. Revel in chaos.

Seek to understand boundaries. Break the rules for the right reasons.

Start over every second. Break free from tyranny.

Sing campfire songs.

— Brian Shaw