WLHQ: A Man Consumed by Wanderlust
It all starts with a dream - and the courage to chase it.
And every good road starts and ends at the same place.
The Oxford dictionary defines Wanderlust as:
A strong, innate desire to travel.
“a man consumed by Wanderlust”
That’s me all right- for as long as I can remember, I’ve been consumed by that never-ending desire to go, to travel, to be in the moment.
I love the sound of the low hum rumble of tires on an open pavement singing "Om". It's a meditation leading anywhere, everywhere, just to see the stars and witness the horizon passing time.
I was never one for the corner office, or the 9 am meeting rooms, bad coffee and monotonous routines. For me, the beauty of life really lies in the unique experience of each day.
Now, every day we take these empty venues, and empty rooms, and with a lot of work, a lot of love, and a little luck, we watch Wanderlust come to life.
Certainly, some days are easier than others, and each new day will present its own unique challenges. But - that’s the “yoga” of life, isn’t it?
There’s that balance between the elation of travel, and the struggle of missing home.
Being surrounded by so much beauty, but rarely finding time to partake in it.
The long days and late nights, followed by the lack of sleep to make it all happen.
But then there are moments…
Moments when I recognize how lucky we are to be surrounded by people that we love - working to build a community of culture. Filled with good food, music, yoga, health, experience.
And then it’s all worth it.
When that chance happens, you can’t be afraid to drop everything and just go forward.
Set out in some direction, any direction, with the wind and music at your back.
Trust the poetry and lyrics saturating your soul, and let them push you towards some unknown destination.
Maybe I'm driven by madness or just some unequivocal “certainty” that those who hold no belief in the boundaries will be the only ones that actually change this world.
Let’s go! it doesn’t matter where, just say yes to going and I promise you won't regret it!
If I have life.
This one life.
This one chance to chase dreams and set the world on fire.
I’m gonna take it by storm and make it mine.
Maybe you'll join me too.
~ Sage Plakosh is Wanderlust's production guru and guarantor. From building sets to supplying sound to creating the perfect vibe, he can always be counted on to offer a plan, quick fix, laugh or hug! We are so grateful for Sage's hard work and expertise; without him, Wanderlust would not run nearly as smoothly or happily. Big ups to a man behind the scenes making the magic happen with a smile.