Going through a life change, you tend to take stock of what is important in your life.
Does working in a beige box really fulfill my dreams? Will I find the meaning of life by filling out employee engagement surveys? Will my life be complete by filling out this Excel spreadsheet?
The answer is a resounding: NO!
I have decided to finally transition out of the corporate software world and begin a guiding service.
With my extensive outdoor background, knowledge, and mindful being, I have decided to offer something unique and special.
Someone like my friend Andrew may guide trips with a learning focus. New skills are picked up in a stunning environment. And that is good. And needed.
I’ll be offering something different.
I’ll be guiding trips in a mindful and meaningful nature.
We will contemplate nature, walk in harmony, and do purposeful meditation at select spots. Our breaths will be controlled and examined.
In our busy day to day lives, there is often little time to explore the more subtle aspects of life.
These mindful and meaningful guided trips will ensure that a person has the appropriate time to contemplate nature and the universe around them. And within themselves.
We will walk purposefully, pay attention to our steps, and embrace Gaia.
With my subtle nature, sensitivity, quiet words, and hesitance to voice my opinion, I will be an appropriate guide for these meaningful endeavors.
As part of these mindful and meaningful hikes, I am pleased to offer my clients a 10% discount for both prAna and Lululemon clothing.
These wonderful companies provide high-quality lifestyle clothing for the spiritually active person. Use the code PMAGSAPRIL01 at checkout.
With my Mindful and Meaningful Guided Hikes, a daily spiritual practice may be achieved as Mother Earth is revered and treasured.
I will be posting the schedule for these Mindful and Meaningful Guided Trips on April 1st.
And for post-hike spirituality, I will be able to offer a discount on healing crystal beds that are normally priced around $2000. Let the spiritual entities flow into you and around you.
Starting a new business on April Fools Day?
Wish you success. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts for years on BPL.
I’m a fan of your approach of balancing thrift and functionality.
Yes April 1st seems a great day for this announcement. Yes indeed.
Will all of your meals be gluten free?
I like the look of those crystal beds. How big is the discount? Are you offering a 30 day money back guarantee? Are the crystals Fair Trade Certified?
I GAR-UN-TEE the spiritual entities will enter you. How? Just take my word for it! I am ultra spiritual and know these things.
will you be in the Sierra at all?
Probably not. Snowy on APRIL 1st this time of the year…
This is wonderful Mags! Best to you and all who join you.
An April fools joke. But, based on how many people thought it was true…perhaps I am being told something. 🙂
Is there SOME truth to this post Paul?
Some of it is true…some of it is not. 🙂
Will be out in CO beginning of July if you’re looking for some hiking fun on the CDT, CT or elsewhere with myself and the wife. Or if you’re looking to test anything out, we can be your subjects. No set backpacking plans yet.
Did you forget to clarify that registration only happens every April 1st of the year?
Very cool. I miss my guiding days
Check the date. 😉 But, again, the fact that many people think I am serious may be telling…
If I signed for a guided trip, I would favor you, because your physiology and non-cooking style somewhat matches mine.
Short, bald, EYE-talian looking guy who could pass for a dock worker ???? 🙂
Yes. Mighty Master Dwarf 🙂
Most backpacking enthusiasts look NOTHING like the REI catalog clothes models.
Most of us are IT dilberts, with disposable yuppie income.
Didn’t know whether to laugh, snort coffee out my nose, or throw up in my mouth. I chose the first two.
Hopefully there is no keyboard damage. 😀
Your post was better than Google Nose.
“With my subtle nature, sensitivity, quiet words, and hesitance to voice my opinion, I will be an appropriate guide for these meaningful endeavors.”
I was thinking, “Has he gone round the bend?” as I was reading and then I came across this sentence and knew it. Love your sense of humor.
Amazing how many people thought it was real. 🙂 I may be missing out on a lucrative business opportunity!