• Labor of Love // Forest Tourist
    Journal,  Outdoors

    Labor of Love

    “Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation. ” -Charles Cook It’s not every Saturday that I find myself putting on gardening gloves and squatting in the dirt at 8:30 am, but last Saturday that’s exactly what I was doing. Lichgate on High Road was hosting a garden workday event, which meant I was hosting a garden workday event. For those of you who don’t know, Lichgate is three acres of wilderness nestled within the hustle and bustle of Tallahassee. A massive oak tree over 300 years old rests…

  • How Fear Inspired a Passion // Forest Tourist
    Climbing,  Journal,  Travel

    How Fear Inspired a Passion

    This is a story about Zion, fear, and personal growth. I remember standing on a thin ledge with over 1,000ft drops on either side of me, feeling as if my life were coming to an end. My heart was pounding so hard my entire body shook with the force of it, my palms were sweaty, and my hands quivered involuntarily. Each breath was faster than the last and despite my best efforts to hold everything in silent tears were streaming down my face. I have always believed that no matter how impossible something seemed I could get through it. That my ambition, determination, and sheer will were enough to carry me through any situation.…

  • Croatia Travel Guide // Forest Tourist
    Journal

    Welcome!

    Welcome! I'm India, and I am very excited to write about the things I believe are worthy of writing about. Things like sustainable living, how we can protect our public lands, environmental conservation efforts the deserve recognition, healthy recipes, and adventures big and small. More information about myself can be found on the "about" page (which I recommend you check out) but for this first post I want to express my expectations for this blog so you, the reader, know what you're getting into.