The video is grainy, shaky, and shot from my phone. I didn’t make it in a shot where I wasn’t pointing the camera at myself and I missed out on capturing the tough moments, hard conversations, deep belly laughs and silent tears. Looking back through all the footage it’s somewhat unbelievable what we accomplished. Not because we’re strong or smart or creative. It’s amazing because we managed to say no. No we’re not taking the easy way, we’re not looking for shortcuts. We set out to be deliberate, to do things simply, correctly, honestly. We managed to do this and more, to embrace our path, to pursue it with a devotion I’ve never before found. We’re not trying to set an example, to hold anything over another. Our goals are infinitely simpler than our lives: have fun, be happy, that’s about it. There’s a lot of the world to be seen, a lot of mountains to be climbed, but at the end of the day, I wouldn’t want to do it any other way. I’d like to show it to you here, but I’m not that techy, so you’ll just have to click once more.