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Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

18 Days 3 Hours Ago

2018 was like a pizza I made. It could have been better, but in the end I chose what to put on and what to leave off. And I could have shared more of it too. #2018 #yearsend #goodbye2018 #newyear #chapter17 #getfree #thevagrantoptimist

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

20 Days 10 Hours Ago

This is what I was doing around this time 5 years ago. #jamming #ukulele #aoeteroa #nz #newzealand #fatcatfamily #travellerscommunity #2013 #travelblues #thevagrantoptimist

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

21 Days 6 Hours Ago

Wanna watch something? "How I celebrated Christmas 2018" just uploaded to YouTube. Click the link on my profile to see it. Would love to get some feedback about the Vlog.

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-12-11 13:16:40

"You are encouraged to find your own tools with which you will use and come to know like an extension of your body." - a voice, in a most recent dream #voices #dreams #purpose #listentoyoursoul #serveyoursoul #saluteyoursolution #meaningfuldreams #legacy #future #prophecy #makeithappen #destiny #findyourself #findyourpath #livethedream #everydayforward #thevagrantoptimist

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-12-09 08:24:40

"Lasting satisfaction comes from doing, not from having. To feel good about yourself, both in the short term and long term, help someone who needs it." . . . #mindset #gratitude #behumble #give #empathy #servethepeople #servitude #servantleadership #challengeyourself #timeofgiving #challengeyourperception #everydayforward #thevagrantoptimist

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-11-23 08:06:18

📽 Some footage I captured for @nataliebrakeart - 'CONTACT' opening night was full of good energy and good cocktails and some truly amazing art by Natalie Brake. I was honored to be a part of it. #art #victoriabcartist #yyjartist #vanisle #vancouverisland #artistslife #opening #artstudio #videodocumentation #videography #videographer #victoriavideographer #myvideographer #passionproject #thevagrantoptimist

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-11-19 09:09:38

Filmed a heart-warming set by @ocieelliott a couple weeks ago. The chemistry between these 2 is magic. See them live and pick up their music wherever you can. #ocieelliott #livemusic #victoriabc #viccity #yyj #islandfolk #feelgoodmusic #video #videographer #myvideographer #onislandtime #thevagrantoptimist

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-11-15 08:27:15

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

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-11-07 12:37:23

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

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-11-06 15:24:49

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

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-11-02 10:10:25

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

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-10-31 15:03:03

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

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-10-30 09:24:59

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

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-10-26 07:13:55

Day 1. 🌅

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-10-25 07:56:46

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.

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

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.

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-10-16 07:56:24

"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.

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-10-13 07:15:56

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

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-10-11 08:18:51

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.

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-10-10 07:29:36

Keep it coming. We'll keep it going.

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-10-04 08:45:36

Flashback to Chile part 2.

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-10-03 09:14:09

Just got tickets to go celebrate Christmas with the fam in Chile. Thanks to @jesicafaur for finding this great flight deal. Now roll the flashback....

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-10-02 08:30:39

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

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

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

Ocean 98.5
(@ocean985)

2018-09-25 10:23:58

#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

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

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

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

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

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-08-23 12:42:10

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

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-08-21 07:35:22

When life get's crazy and things don't make sense. When you're tired of being tired and not at your best. When you're feeling stressed and not sure what to do next... GO CAMPING. . . . . #yyj #vancouverisland #bc #britishcolumbia #vanisland #camping #gocamping #gonow #doit #doitnow #summer #summer2018 #islandvibes #slowlife #islandlifestyle #getoutdoors #thegreatoutdoors #livesimple #nature #reconnect #realign #freeyourself #thevagrantoptimist

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-07-22 23:06:23

As long as I live on Vancouver Island, you best believe I'm gonna be a part of the Islands Folk Fest every year. #islandsfolkfest #islandsfolkfest2018 #providencefarm #festival #folk #cowichanvalley #vancouverisland #summer2018 #summerofchange #thevagrantoptimist

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-07-20 10:28:44

Lately I've been reviewing all the moments I documented in the 8 years I was vagabonding around the world. A lot of the footage has never been shared before so I've started to upload these moments as raw little clips called TRAVEL BLUES. Most of them are longer than a minute (like this one) so I will continue to show them on IGTV for maximum viewing pleasure. Get on it, comment, let me know what ya think and share your own travel blues moments with the hashtag #travelblues .

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-07-10 12:30:08

Look what just rolled up! The Vagrant Optimist presents TRAVEL BLUES on IGTV. What is IGTV? Update your insta and find out. What is Travel Blues? It's a flashback channel highlighting some of my favourite moments captured on video during my 8 years of travel. Most of these clips have never been shown before. Check it out. Like, comment and share. And stay tuned for more Travel Blues. #igtv #travel #travellife #travelmemories #travelgram #flashback #ontheroad #travelclips #video #documenteverything #watchme #monkeydo #motorcycle #bestmoments #favoritemoments #travelvids #travelblues #thevagrantoptimist

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-06-13 15:06:06

First time in Spain. So humbled by the beauty of the architecture and the history of the culture. I'm traveling with more grown up eyes this time. It's been a little while since I've been somewhere unfamiliar. It feels good. It reassures me what I knew to be true all along; I'll never stop growing, never stop traveling. . . . . . #travellife #traveldiary #travelgram #traveller #travel #loveoftravel #nextchapter #lifestory #onelife #getfree #doitnow #barcelona #bcn #europe #zooropa #neverstopexploring #neverstopdreaming #neverstoptravelling #neverstopgrowing #neverstop #everydayforward #livethedream #liveyourdream #thevagrantoptimist

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-06-03 09:55:38

New podcast out! Episode 17: Going for it. Here's a sample. Listen to the full episode by clicking the link in my bio. Enjoy. #podcast #podcasting #life #reallifetalk #beingme passionproject #transitioning #nextchapter #followyourdreams #forreal #doitnow #foryou #feelalive #thevagrantoptimist

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-06-02 07:14:18

Today marks 2 years since @katybiele and I arrived in Canada to begin a whole new chapter of life together. This is a still-frame of a moment I captured in a very quiet waiting room a few days before we left Chile. We just sat in silence and cycled through every emotion that came about what the future held for us. When I watched it later, I saw a metaphor in the scene. The doors on either side of us. Her and I with eyes closed, comfortably waiting in embrace. It might just be a "had to be there" kind of thing but I love this image. . . . . #life #lifeisajourney #lifestory #ourstory #chapter16 #turnthepage #travelblues #travellife #travellove #transitions #storyofmylife #silenceisgolden #intentional #intentionality #intentionalliving #sittingwaitingwishing #justthe2ofus #stillframe #capturedmoments #moments #thesemoments #herewego #writeyourstory #liveyourdream #thevagrantoptimist

Josh Wicks
(@thevagrantoptimist)

2018-05-30 07:08:10

Ladies n' gentlemen, behold "Coffee Osho". . . . . #wildwildcountry #osho #coffee #coffeeculture #coffeecult #whatthehell #thevagrantoptimist