This Is Your Life

I don’t want to ruin this video for you by saying too much about it before you watch, but I had three thoughts while viewing:

1. I want a pink cruiser bike, maybe like this.
2. I’m going to eat ice cream at least four times this year, and it’s going to come from Lick.
3. I’m very grateful that I’m surrounded by people that encouraged us to be creative and to make Well Fed.
4. I have much more adventuring to do, and I’m pretty excited about all of it.

Holstee is a company that makes clothing and recycled wallets and other badass stuff, but they also seem to be a little more than that.

What did this video inspire you to think about doing?

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  • Laura says:

    I especially love the part where he hands her the book that says “If you’re looking for the love of your life, stop. They will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.”

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Randi says:

    This is exactly what I needed to see today!

  • Jette Gad says:

    I love love LOVE the Holstee manifesto – I have a giant poster of it in my livingroom – to remind me every day….
    Thanks for sharing the video…

  • Renee says:

    This inspired me to share this on my facebook page, then go do some planks since I’m reading this instead of working out! BTW, looking forward to leftover sliced buffalo steak and a variety of cut up veggies dipped in my first ever batch of Sunshine Sauce while I drive around to appointments today.

  • Andrea says:

    Holy Crap! This made my day…I have been feeling kind of “stuck” lately and this has inspired me. Thank you.

  • Amy says:

    as i watched this i knew it was time to stop hemming and hawing about turning in my internship application to our local homesteading program. the “what ifs” are out of my control and i am lucky to know what my passion is, so i think it time i just relentlessly pursue it.

  • I loved this. It almost made me cry, because I used to live in a very fatalistic way– “what will be will be.” It was only a few years ago that I realized that this IS my life! Things changed. We are now living in Europe, I just signed up for a pottery class, and have started making art and spending time on farms. Life is so rich, and it took a lot of doing– but my life is lighter, my family happier and healthier. This is a message that must be spread!

    • Mel says:

      Wow! Nice going, Ariana! Dave and I want to live in Europe, too, and we’re slowly chipping away at our plan to make it happen. I just feel like we’ve got to me relentless and keep chugging and chugging and chugging…

  • Holly says:

    I just bought this poster last week. We have some weird psychic voodoo going on. 🙂 That said….LOVE LOVE LOVE this video. I just want to shout “TRUTH” while I’m watching it.

  • Ruth says:

    To sell my TV! And be more into LIFE!

  • Redheadfae says:

    Do it! I have that exact bike (with a wire basket on the front) hanging in my garage. I’m inspired to take it down and ride it while this gorgeous weather holds.
    Synchronicities, I found an ice cream last night that I can eat and I ATE IT. ALOT. It was great.

    I’m inspired to finish my sweater project and get cracking on sewing.

  • Dare says:

    This was a great vid. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I need to take control of my life instead of just letting it happen.

    Thanks for inspiring my Wednesday. 🙂

  • Mel says:

    I love all the “embrace life” to-dos you guys have shared. Virtual blog hug to all of you!

  • Ms Jane says:

    Made me wanna ride my bike dressed up like a fairy. Lovely. xxx

  • Cat says:

    It made me want to start my own socially conscious business but since I don’t really have any specific ideas, I’m going to let it inspire me to put together that commuter bike boxed up in my garage instead. Thank you for sharing this!!

  • P says:

    Love this! I also wanted to let you know that yesterday I bought the PDF version of Well Fed. After the first few pages I jumped on Amazon and bought the hard copy, it is so gorgeous! I’ve started my second Whole30 today and your book is so inspiring!

  • Susie says:

    What a great video! The only thing I’d add is to speak your dreams into existence. If you can’t say them, you’ll never live them. I just wrote a blog post about “dream big, live big” a few days ago
    and this is so right on 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us Mel.

  • Stephanie says:

    Thanks for that. Made me a little sad because I am kind of trapped right now (putting my husband through nursing school) and can’t change much–other than my outlook, which I need to get to work on! And, at least I have recipes from well fed to cook, definitely something to look forward to! Thanks again for a wonderful blog and beautiful cookbook!

    • Mel says:

      I”m sorry you feel trapped — maybe you can find ways to embrace the situation you’re in so it feels like a choice you’re making, rather than a situation thrust on you? It’s AMAZINGLY awesome that you decided to put your husband through nursing school. That’s a great gift you’re giving him now and you later. Right?

      Have fun with Well Fed and good luck to you!

  • marianne says:

    Thank you for posting. I’m searching for new job. And this just helps keep me motivated. Forge ahead.

  • Mike O. says:

    Needed this. Thanks. I do the opposite of so many of these things and then wonder why I feel like I’m missing something.

  • Lynn M says:

    Love the video…my current mantra is “If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” This is the year of change for me.

  • Dare says:

    Small follow up – this also happens to be my last year of my 20s, so I’ve been thinking a lot about how to embrace that and make it a great year.

    I’m trying to come up with 12 great things I want to do this year. I’ve knocked one off – completing a Whole 30 (done as of tonight!). I’ve come up with five more so far…I’m thinking hard about the other six.

    Thanks again for the inspiration.

    • Mel says:

      I love the idea of making a list of things to do in a year. I might steal that!

      Congratulations on completing your Whole30. That is a badass accomplishment. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lauren says:

    It kind of irritates me this attitude of “well if you don’t like your job, quit”.. When you are drowning in 60k worth of debt and have to pay rent/mortgage from month to month, you really don’t have an option to do that. It just seems like a very “first world problem” to me. Not everyone gets to have their dream job.