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.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project