#thevagrantoptimist

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2 Days 1 Hour Ago

Every time I begin a new chapter of my life I buy myself a new pair of shoes to walk that chapter in. The idea to start taking photos of the previous chapters' shoes came when I left my green Chuck Taylors behind in Australia and my friend @urbaninuk sent me a photo to commemorate the end of that chapter. Since then I never forget to snap a pic of the shoes before I throw them out. The shoes from chapter 16 aren't included here yet because although they are retired, they're still wearable. And the new ones for Chapter 17 are boots. Why? Because this chapter is gonna be gritty! #previouschapters #thesebootsaremadeforwalking #truegrit #experience #purpose #gratefulness #mylife #pastlives #pastshoes #oldshoes #walkon #memories #travelmemories #travelblues #thevagrantoptimist

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10 Days 1 Hour Ago

Last night at @capitalballrm Filmed Ocie.Elliot and stuck around for Kim Churchill @kimchurchill1 I'm grateful to be out there doing it again. #videographer #video #victoriabc #viccity #yyj #victoriamusicscene #livemusic #vanisle #vancouverisland #grateful #doingme #doingwhatilove #moments #yyjbusiness #myvideographer #everydayforward #chapter17 #thevagrantoptimist #victoriabuzz #vancouverisland

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10 Days 19 Hours Ago

My first gig back into videography took place at Rifflandia where I recorded a mesmerizing performance by @markwoodyard . If you get a chance to see this man play, don't miss it. Go to the link in my bio to see a full song from that show. And please support my Youtube channel by subscribing, watching and liking. So much more to come. #victoriabc #victoria #viccity #vanisle #vancouverislandbc #canoebrewpub #yyj #videographer #videography #livemusic #rifflandia2018 #rifflandia #woodyard #myvideographer #thevagrantoptimist

Another one down. Mindset by Carol S. Dweck is a study explaining and comparing the fixed mindset vs. the growth mindset. Lot's of valuable stuff to apply to all your relationships and take things to the next level. Change your mindset, change your life. Probably gonna record a small podcast of my thoughts on this one if you're interested. #mylibrary #read #mindset #gamechanger #books #personaldevelopment #readeveryday #investinyourself #thevagrantoptimist

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16 Days 19 Hours Ago

Nine years ago I was living in Thailand, trying to make a living online. At that time it was mainly freelance writing projects and surveys- not fulfilling at all. I ended up taking a job as an ESL teacher which proved to be the most rewarding work I've ever done and led to me more work in other countries. Now here I am with 2 years back in Canada, older, wiser and ready to fully commit to an unpredictable journey into free enterprise. It's time. If you're setting out down this path too, respect. Let me know. Not everyone you love is gonna support you. But you know what you know. Let's get it! . . . #flashback #thenandnow #nineyearsago #nextchapter #freeenterprise #onlinebusiness #backintheday #eslteacher #documentthejourney #goitalone #honorthestruggle #findaway #wantrepreneur #onmyway #growthmindset #ownyourlife #determined #letsgo #doitnow #getfree #everydayforward #thevagrantoptimist #viccity #victoriabc #vancouverisland #yyj #videographer #livethedream

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18 Days 1 Hour Ago

The saddest part about this quote is that a lot of people will read it, nod their head in agreement and then wait until their finals days on earth to realize it's truth. #life #onelife #liveit #beherenow #lifeisshort #lifeanddeath #lifequotes #liveyourdream #legacy #personaldevelopment #mindset #mindsetquotes #mindsetshift #viccity #victoriabc #yyj #everydayforward #thevagrantoptimist

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22 Days 3 Hours Ago

Day 1. 🌅

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23 Days 3 Hours Ago

Today is my last day as an employee working 40+ hours a week to perpetuate another person's dreams. Starting tomorrow I'm on my own, walking my own path to purpose and legacy for my future family. I'm not asking for your blessing but I hope you will still be there when I fail. Because I will in the short term. Most of my life I've been a sprinter. It's taken me 35 years to learn this is a marathon. I'm going to win my own race in the long term. It would mean the world to me to know you've got my back and are hoping for my success, not waiting for my failure.

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2018-10-18 08:05:53

Remembering my Thai Family today. First they were my landlords, then they adopted me. From top left- P'Pom, P'Pui, Me, Kun Ma, Kun Pa and P'Poom. I lived with them for 2 years and I will never forget them and how kind they were to me.

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2018-10-16 07:56:23

"Gonzo" journalism is an energetic first-person participatory writing style in which the author is a protagonist. It draws its power from a combination of social critique and self-satire and involves an approach to accuracy that concerns the reporting of personal experiences and emotions. With respect to the late, great Hunter S. Thompson, I will endeavour to document this next chapter of my life in a Gonzo style with far far less substances and insanity. I hope I have his blessing.

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2018-10-13 07:15:56

"Cleans up nice when he wants to..."

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2018-10-11 08:18:50

Another #travelblues clip I had to share from my IGTV channel. This dog, which we named Tornado goes down in the books of the most radical dogs ever. He followed us on a 21km bike and hike and stayed by my side when I messed up my knee and had to crutch out of the forest. I miss this dog just as much as I miss Patagonia itself.

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2018-10-10 07:29:35

Keep it coming. We'll keep it going.

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2018-10-09 07:17:25

This is my wife before I met her. Daring, independent and full of wanderlust. She was dreaming of finding a North American lover while I was dreaming of a South American firecracker. Neither one of us had any idea what the hell was in store for our future selves when we first laid eyes on each other and turned travellers love into a real commitment. When couples decide to "settle down" we tend to compromise things which can lead to a change in character and differences in how we see eachother. "You've changed" we say to our partner, without acknowledging the changes in ourselves. 🖐 I am guilty of this. I believe it is the root of our problems. And the first step to fixing any problem is to take a hard look in the mirror and ask yourself "How am I contributing to this problem, and what can I do to make it better?" Thanks to some great examples I've learned that a strong balanced relationship isn't 50/50, it's 100% from both sides. When I put in the maximum amount of attention, compassion and honesty, I get it back. And in that awareness I see the person I first fell in love with and we remember what we started this journey for. It's taken a while to figure this out and there is always more to learn and improve on but I am so proud to be running with this woman. As we soon enter a new chapter of life I look forward to the new challenges and opportunities to grow together. Let's go Sunshine! . . . . #love #loveisreal #travellove #relationship #partnership #life #lover #mysunshine #artist #marriedtoanartist #mywife #crazylove #artistlove #marriage #personaldevelopment #relationshipdevelopment #lovelanguages #growthmindset #everydayforward #together #dreambuilding #memories #beforewemet #mylove #herewego #thevagrantoptimist

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2018-10-02 08:30:38

Don't hide. Put yourself out there. You can get into trouble alone with your own thoughts. When people can see you, they can get behind you and move you to do the things you're not sure you can do. But you can. Just put yourself out there. . . . . #donthide #doit #doitnow #showtheworld #only1you #onlyonelife #liveit #ican #youcan #doyou #bestself #personaldevelopment #courage #travel #travelgram #travelphoto #travellife #travelmemories #nz #newzealand #aoeteroa #everydayforward #getfree #thevagrantoptimist

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2018-09-27 08:38:47

Throwback to this same time of year back in 2008, on the beach in Tofino. I've been there numerous times but nothing was as memorable as this particular trip. It influenced me enough to come back to live on Vancouver Island where I now call home. . . . . #tbt #throwbackthursday #memories #happydays #nofilter #greatmemories #tofino #vancouverisland #vanisle #yyj #vancouverislandbc #westcoast #westcoastlifestyle #slowlife #bestcoast #leftcoast #2008 #sunset #roadtrip #gratitude #anotherday #lovelife #livethedream #getfree #everydayforward #thevagrantoptimist

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2018-09-25 10:23:36

#repost @thevagrantoptimist with @get_repost ・・・ I'm ready. Bring on the soup baby! . . . . #seasonschange #fall #autumn #harvest #britishcolumbia #vanisle #viccity #victoriabc #yyj #life #lifeanddeath #nextchapter #documenteverything #getfree #everydayforward #thevagrantoptimist

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2018-09-09 19:05:43

Cleaning out my desk and found this. Just happened to have the right batteries for it. Nostalgic heaven has been reached. . . . #sunday #cleaningday #lookwhatifound #fisherprice #cassette #cassetteplayer #nirvana #incesticide #nostalgia #backintheday #takemeback #tapes #cassettetapes #keepit #oldschool #vancouverisland #yyj #victoriabc #videographer #thevagrantoptimist

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2018-09-05 17:53:52

If you don't have IGTV, here's a clip from my channel of favorite moments captured on video. It's called TRAVEL BLUES. This is from a motorcycle adventure through India which changed my life in many ways. What I've come to learn is that you must continue to challenge yourself and what you view to be "usual"or you will end up becoming complacent. And that is a slow death.💀 The best cure I've found is travelling. But what can you do when you're not able to travel? Any suggestions? . . . . #igtv #travelblues #thevagrantoptimist #india #motorcycle #royalenfield #memories #travel #favoritemoments #video #travellife #travelvideo #traveladdict #travelindia #documenteverything #livethedream #disfunctionaldiaryofindia

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2018-08-23 12:42:09

Throwback to the Northern Territory of Australia. Me and some traveller friends camped out on top of some giant egg-like rocks in the desert. It wasn't the best sleep I've ever had but waking up to the sunrise the next morning and drinking yerba mate on top of a gigantic rock is still, to this day one of the most memorable mornings I've experienced in my life. . . . . . #camping #dreams #australia #nt #northernterritory #redcentre #travel #travellife #travel #travelgram #memories #oz #2012 #travelblues #thevagrantoptimist