Field Notes – Page 3 of 9 – Dirty Good Co.

Field Notes

Essays and notes from our travels and adventures.

Work Hard Then Roll In The Dirt

It’s a constant struggle, no? Everyone wants to play. Dirty Good Company likes to play in the dirt: on two feet or two wheels, on surf boards and yoga mats. Outdoor activity and simply letting go and having fun is…

Losing Control To Lead A Simple Life

One of the things I really believed in is the idea of simplicity, that life should always be moving toward more simplicity rather than more complexity. — Yvon Chouinard I’m trying to lead a simple life. There is, however, a…

Say Something!

“What? You’re going to have to speak up.” “I’m sorry, I missed that.” “I can’t understand the words coming out of your mouth.” “Huh? You like quiche at midnight on the Rheine?” (uh, good try…) Blank stare, murmur, head movement…

The Powerful Effects Of Being Uncommon

Chicken legs. I have them, don’t like them, but they are mine and I need to embrace them. As I get older it becomes easier to embrace this, despite the fact they are likely destined to get skinnier as I…

Get Your Hands Beautifully Dirty

The gnarliest mud I’ve ever encountered was about halfway across Zion National Park in the spring of 2014. Seriously, it was the slipperiest, stick-to-your-leg-iest, sweep-you-off-your-feet-iest mud ever. With at least twenty five miles to go in our day adventure, getting…

You Smell Good Dirty

It was July, 2017. After our first chunk of time living in the van, following a long day on the trails, we had a short reprieve house sitting for a friend in Bend, OR. We believed our initial compulsion would…

Working Hard and Letting Go

Currently we are stationed in an amazing “small town with a big backyard” on the Eastern slopes of the Sierra. It’s beautiful. It’s breathtaking. It’s also frustrating. It’s also boring. Commitment to a life out of the norm (i.e. in…

Resilience Is How You Face Your Weakness

Resilience isn’t being strong, but how you face your weakness. Perhaps it’s years of attempting to be strong that ends up making us weak, in body and mind. The resistance to show vulnerability, outwardly deal with issues, or change circumstances,…

What Are You Most Living For

“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is…