Rank #1: Discovering Meaning
The Necessities is BACK! It's been awhile, but we've been taking a break to re-brand. Future episodes (like today's!) will focus on the passion-driven lifestyle. Interviews will continue with those seeking passion either in their job, personal life, or through adventurous hobbies. Today's episode features Cara, a young adult who quit a job that was leading her up the business ladder. She shares her journey in wanting to pursue and maintain a meaningful lifestyle that could not be obtained with her previous job. Rather than waiting until a mid-life crisis, she takes the opportunity NOW to find a way to live her values and passion. LISTEN IN!
Rank #2: Van Life 2: Trailer Talk
Hi! Back by popular demand....another Van Life episode! WOOO!! In this episode, I read an essay I've written to explore the idea of living simply and how it pertains to the Van Life culture. The episode ends with an interview from my friend, Ariel (also back by popular demand), about her experience in living out of a trailer. ENJOY!
Rank #3: Escaping the 9-5
Do you find yourself living for the weekend? Many of us spend the work week dreaming about the weekend, planning our next adventure, and finding ways to make the daily grind feel less monotous. Today's episode features Cassie Spagnola, who shares her experience in being fortunate enough to integrate her love for adventure into her career as a flight nurse. Her story is especially inspirational because she was able to escape the 9-5 WHILE WORKING. She reminds us that adventure can be found anywhere...even in the workplace. ENJOY!
Rank #4: BONUS EPISODE: Valentine's Day Edition
This special SHORT bonus episode features an interview with my dad about a life-changing first date...I can't write any more about it or I'll give away the story. So LISTEN IN!
Rank #5: Mountains Beyond Mountains: One Man's Story of Summiting Mount Whitney
Summiting Mount Whitney is a goal for many people because it is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Today's episode features Nick Wilhite, who shares his story of being determined to climb Mount Whitney after recovering from his third open heart surgery. Nick highlights the challenges he had to overcome in order to make his dream a reality...so get ready to feel INSPIRED!
Thanks to Ivan LaBianca, my sound engineer. He's also a photographer, and has some beautiful pictures of Mount Whitney on his Instagram...check them out.
All music on the show is created and produced by Brian Lightfoot. Thanks BRIAN!
Rank #6: BONUS EPISODE: Holiday Edition
Merry Christmas! This episode features the shortest interview ever with my dad about trying something BRAND NEW on Christmas Eve. He also shares his favorite Christmas tradition as a kid. ENJOY!
Rank #7: Van Life
Van Life. It's become somewhat of a trend on Instagram, so I hear. Although no one on the show today lives in a van, I like the CONCEPT behind "Van Life". The idea of getting rid of stuff to live in a smaller space seems both freeing and enticing. This episode features stories from individuals whom have chosen to live life more simply, whether it be living out of a car, or on a sail boat.
Rank #8: #goals
Goals. We all have them. Sometimes they are the root of change, and sometimes they go unfulfilled. This episode features comedic stories of unsuccessful goals, an essay from Ariel Bohr on what inspired her to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, and an interview with her on how to best pack for a backpacking trip.