“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
Henry David Thoreau
I’m Tyler Neville. I’ve been running Livin’ Deliberately since 2015.
My goal here was originally to inspire. It never was to brag about all my rad adventures or to preach my personal gospel to the masses, but to help people see that you don’t have to summit an isolated peak in Alaska to feel reconnected or to challenge yourself. Adventures of all degrees and all varieties exist in every place and they all have something to provide to you.
It’s good for your soul to be outside. It’s good to spend a day being way too cold on a mountaintop or spending a summer night sleeping on the ground miles and miles away from cell phone service relying on your own wits and what fits into a backpack. It’s good to spend a whole day waiting for that one perfect wave and finally getting it. It’s good to trust your life to a rope and a harness a hundred feet off the deck on some cliff. It’s good to be stripped down to your bare essence and revitalized by it. It’s good to feel small, to be scared, and to challenge yourself and subsequently grow.
Hopefully, I’ve inspire some of you to go outside and to help you find ways to live the most fulfilling possible life. I hope you see that adventures of all kinds and magnitudes share some commonalities that we can all benefit from. Find a way to live deliberately, whatever form that takes for you.
Thanks for reading and following along,