Amongst an ‘entitled generation’ and too many stressed out busy bees, exists a group of people who just want to be outside: to enjoy Earth’s abundance, without needing to own it; to work hard, for future generations’ access to wild places; to conquer mountains, and the conventional way of life. Many of these individuals, often called dirtbags because of their love of dirt and infrequent use of showers, have found writing as a way to share and sustain a simple lifestyle.
Since Gilbert White and Charles Darwin, Henry James and John Muir, Mabel Osgood Wright and Rachel Carson and now, a new generation. These outdoors men and women pioneer new lands, and value writing as a way to illustrate originality and truth. Whether nature writing, journalism, blogging, or even grant writing for nonprofits, these jobs allow us to get outside the mundane.
Before more lives become consumed by a passive lull of life after college, we want to explore careers off the beaten path. This blog’s content will reflect our search for meaningful writing careers, in blog writing, professional writing for nonprofits, and beyond. We don’t just seek a career, but opportunities to tell relevant stories about the transformational power of the outdoors, and contribute to the culture we’ve been transformed by.
No more shitty Tuesdays. Let’s go on an adventure.