June 29, 2015
Sometimes, that’s a hard motto to live by. There are late nights at the office, long meetings and lots of planning — but then, there are those moments in your career when you wonder if this is real life, because what you’re doing is so incredible. A few months ago, when I started working at Fast Horse, I started doing a little research for a campaign we were planning for General Mills’ Chex Mix brand. Little did I know this would lead me to experience the trip of a lifetime.
Here are a few highlights from six days, six states, 1,365 miles, 1,157 minutes in the car, 275 hours planning and 13 new friends:
2. Even when you have a 10-tabbed spreadsheet ready, sometimes you can’t plan everything.
Like that one time you hire a friend to pick up a celebrity from the airport, and they get a speeding ticket in the first 5 minutes, even though they haven’t had a speeding ticket, ever.
Or when you’re in Idaho Falls and it ends up taking an hour and a half to get lunch at a bistro, which puts you 2 hours behind schedule. Then, you just have to grin and bear it.
3. Work is fun.
Like when you get to spend the day kayaking with the Eh Bee Family in Hebgen Lake, Mont.
4. Sometimes, when you’re in Park City ziplining – you just have to do a little dance because life is pretty awesome.
Photo Credit: Brian Nicholson
5. Even if there’s not much down time – take it all in.
Springdale, Utah // Zion National Park
6. When you spend six days traveling 1,365 miles with people – you make some new friends, and that’s pretty cool.
So, the moral of this story is find what you love to do, and do it. Do your job, plan all of the details, work your butt off — but spend some time enjoying it, because life’s pretty awesome.
Photo Credit: Nathaniel Schmidt