Backtracking a bit, I met Faith while interning at a community radio station two summers ago. We became close friends and I now consider her one of my most cherished sisters. This past year, Faith took off on a cross country roadtrip in her van “Hayduke.” As a passionate environmental activist, she ended up at Standing Rock, North Dakota, a protest camp set up by the indigenous population to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline. There, she met and married Alex.
These two truly inspire me with their commitment to a sustainable lifestyle and liberated existence. In anticipation of their voyage to Australia, Alex’s home country, they set up The Earthling Dream. Their mission statement is beautiful: “We’re on a mission together — to live in the present, to nurture our love, and to build a lifestyle that is compatible with the health of this planet.”
I cannot wait to follow their journey and I encourage you to do the same. We all have something to learn from their values.
During their going away party two weeks ago, we snuck outside to snap some photos. These snaps are still making me smile. Enjoy.