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The Dirtbag Manifesto – How I Aim to Live My Life

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  • The average life span is 78.7 years (28,744.6 days or 41.3 million minutes) in the United States.
  • Don’t spend your life at a job you hate, earning money to buy things you barely have time to enjoy, filling up a house that you mostly just use to sleep in.
  • Kill your debt & kill your television (they are equally toxic).
  • Stop putting your dreams off until someday.
  • Rich or poor, all of us only have 24 hours in the a day. Make them count.
  • You are the author of your own story: Make it a story worth telling.
  • Downsize and simplify, because less truly is more, and less is liberating.
  • It is easy to complicate your life, but much harder to simplify.
  • Stop trying to get rich, and start creating a life rich in experiences.
  • Stop buying things & start doing things.
  • Your biggest obstacles are the ones you’ve created for yourself.
  • Stop making excuses and start taking action.
  • Start asking yourself: Why not me?
  • Don’t be afraid to fail, you’ll have already made it farther than those who never tried.
  • Life is an experiment.
  • In life, as in the mountains, the easiest path isn’t usually the best path.
  • Doing hard things matters.
  • Find the edge of your comfort zone and take a step beyond.
  • Travel far and climb high.
  • Never rush good food, good coffee, or good friends.
  • Turn your dreams into memories.
  • Go outside: Life is too short to watch it pass by from a desk…

This is what I am all about. Care to join me?

Desk to Dirtbag is here to inspire you break away from a conventional life, to live life on your terms, and maximize the little time we all have here on this amazing planet.

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H/T to the Holstee Manifesto for the inspiration.

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Ryan

Author, Writer, and Head Honcho at Desk to Dirtbag
Ryan is an author, adventurer, and wanderer. Originally from Seattle, he headed to Washington D.C. where he spent five years working for Congress before heeding the call of the wild. He set out living in his pickup truck and road tripping across the American West. Since then he backpacked through Colombia, drove across all of Central America, and also wrote a best selling book: Big Travel, Small Budget. Right now you can find him driving his old truck across all of South America -- support the adventures by visiting the D2D Shop. Follow the adventures on social media or read more.

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  1. I’m the process of leaving the desk and the court room.. it’s been too long though my work has been meaningful all these years. Like you, the mountains are calling and I plan to trek the rest of my life and sharing the experiences with others, and blogging about it. Love the manifesto – exactly something I need until I’m in the mountains full time. Keep trekking!

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      Thanks Marinel, so glad it resonates with you, I know what it can be like to walk away from it all, but it’s definitely worth it once you get to the other side

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