See It Through

Yesterday I went up to my favorite place in the world, Calaveras Big Tree State Park and went fishing for the day. The weather was perfect, the river was amazing, and I was just absolutely pumped up coming out of the fishing shop my dad and I have been going to since I was little. I went up there because my classes were cancelled, and also just as a mental vacation. Just me in the wilderness…catering to past life’s desire for exploration.


I hiked about 35 minutes upstream to get to where I wanted to go, which involved creating a trail that hadn’t been made yet…and cast my line out into the water. 3 casts later, a huge strike on the line, I go to set my hook, and my brand new rod I got for a present snapped! Insert about 16 expletives here. So what did I have to do? Went into my backpack, cracked open a tall can, and hiked by rear back up to my car, 35 minutes, got a new rod, and talking to myself the whole way about this and that…how the gods didn’t want me to fish in that one spot haha or that I wasn’t ready etc. I calmly got back to the car, fixed myself up another rod, and hiked my butt back another 35 minutes to where I thought a good place to be was. And this is when the bliss started. First fish, you can say hello to below.

I was having a blast. I have been going to this place ever since I was little, but had never been by myself. It was so much fun just being up there, me and my thoughts and sorting things out every cast of the line. It was an unbelievably beautiful day and I just had an amazing experience. Right now, my batteries feel completely charged and I am ready to go.

I have been doing some pretty cool things over the past few days, mainly with expanding my portfolio through advertising and marketing, and I would like to show you some of the stuff I have created. I knew that I needed to learn more about Ps, and bought a huge book teaching me everything I needed to learn. Here are some of the things I am pretty happy about making.


It’s about seeing your dreams through to the end. Whatever you concoct in your mind, and decide to go after it, you have to fully commit and do the damn thing or else it will never happen. I have been in sort of a mental funk lately because a few things were converging on me and once and I didn’t necessarily know how to handle them. But yesterday’s mental vacation brought a lot of clarity to my mind and now I am certain of the path I will take. Not certain of the perfect path to take, but the right path for me. I will see it through…to the last day…and there is no barrier large enough to stop me completely. Charge.



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  • Nicole
    June 2, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Nature is so amazing – I always gain clarity when I head out to the bush. My husband is a fisherman who does not get out enough. I just like walking out there . Nice post!
    Evan what is Ps? Are you doing logos? One day we need to get one for our construction company. 6 years in we ought to commit to a logo – you think? Lol

    • thebettermanprojects
      June 2, 2012 at 8:26 am

      Photoshop! I am doing lots of logos, full page ads, the works!

      • Nicole
        June 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

        Okay – excellent! I will keep you in mind when that time comes!

  • Kathleen Goldson Clarke
    June 2, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Just seeing that picture of the river is making me feel cooler right now. Yes 35 minute to go back and come again and the result!! Awesome, never give up..

  • Candy S
    June 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Once you know that the path is the right one, it becomes clearer and clearer with each step you take…. 🙂

  • togetherone
    June 2, 2012 at 11:52 am

    nice, the circle flame is amazing, scared hoop, creative fire.

  • Rob
    June 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    There is no “right” path. Take the best one you can see from where you are and adapt as needed

    PS I like the Ps work. Especially the fire ring and hearts. That one is just begging for a caption regarding letting your passion out

  • thewardanceofthemindandsoul
    June 3, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Your work looks great Evan. Facing your demons that create resistance takes courage. Your bold work demonstrates your strength to inspire! Well done!

  • lazylauramaisey
    June 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Hiya, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award 🙂

  • Rebecca Lane Beittel
    June 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Pretty cool stuff!

  • Chanel Hason
    June 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Congrats~I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!

    Please view the nomination page- and follow the rules to accept the award.


  • The World Is My Cuttlefish
    June 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Great images. What are P’s?

  • The World Is My Cuttlefish
    June 10, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Oops? Just read the comment where you answered that.