As the midday sun soars overhead glistening off the sea and the cliffs that mark it's shores, i find myself dripping with the familiar waters of maine's atlantic, in a setting fit to start my grand adventure.
as i stood there, motionless, in attempt to appreciate and absorb every once of tranquility that acadia will allow me, i realize that this just may be the last time that i gaze my eyes across this coast, the only coast i"ve ever known.
with that thought pressing in my mind i think back to all that i have done here on this coast over the last 26 years. all i've been able to do and see, all of the successes and all of the hard earned failures. all that i have been lucky enough to learn and all the lessons i've had to learn the hard way. all of the people who have effected my life in such incredible ways and all the people i have given back to in return, and i'm thankful.
i'm especially for the people in my life, people who owed me nothing but yet gave so much to me. because without so many of you guys, my life would be of no resemblance to what it is today, and that means the world to me.
so thank you everyone who has played a special role in my life to get me to where i am, you know who you are and there are a f*****g ton of you. you guys are the f*****g best and will forever be in my heart. thanks for everything you've given and done for me and know how deeply it is appreciated, your the best friends and family a dirty ol wall pirate could ever ask for.
the sun continues to rain down evenly across the landscape. i notice that the drips have stopped and i now stand almost dry with the remnants of the ocean pulling tightly on my skin.
with a heart full of thanks, a mind full of wisdom passed down to me by experience, and an eye eagerly open for adventure, i dive in for one last taste of home
photo credit: @alexahopeshigh