Being back home seems to make the lessons I’ve learned while away seem even more important. No matter what culture we come from, there’s so much we can learn from one another. For a long time now, I’ve been trying to take the values and memories I was given from growing up in a rural and simple way of life and preserve them by applying such values to my modern reality. I was basically trying to turn my nostalgia into a resurgence of sorts. I did this because it made me feel rooted, connected and extremely joyful. But as I did, I also noticed a ripple effect of change and a growth of a like minded community. These past travels have only made those values grow stronger as I felt like I traveled back in time and got to live in villages or with tribes and see the importance of what really sustains their precious culture and the land around them. I thought returning to a more modern world would give me a hard dose of culture shock but rather it only makes me see how much we all have in common. Even in populated modern civilizations, we all have a tribe. And it makes me happy to know that my tribe will do the extra work, get dirt under our nails and salt in our hair if that means we can take care of each other and our home that provides so much for us. Self sufficiency isn’t about detaching from community, it’s about supporting the true heart of it.
To read about one of my favorite tribe members @edstown click the link in my bio. Or if you haven’t already, watch the vid in my IGTV to learn about our goals and beliefs. Thank you @olukai for sharing our vision and always supporting our local community.
I’ll also be taking over @patagonia_surf insta stories tomorrow and giving glimpses of my daily life and how it keeps me connected to the natural world that provides so much for me!