What Is “Move Me”
I have always been in awe of learning about the multitudes of people and places that make up this world. I was never one to surround myself with material objects. I craved something deeper, more meaningful. Sometimes this would take the form of a conversation, and sometimes it would take the form of a trip to the outdoors. I am a firm believer in that old adage "everyone knows something you don’t" and that there's a lesson to be learned everyday. When talking to people, I wanted to see what made them tick. What do people want out of life and what have they seen? When it came to nature, I just wanted to get back to the basics and enjoy the world around me. “Move Me” is about more than the small things though, it’s about those things that take our breath away, gives us that inspiration, makes us think.
The turning point in my life happened at 22. Growing up, there were a lot of shows that gave me an idea of what I thought was my dream. There were countless shows that portrayed this dream life I was chasing. A group of friends, living in the city, working 9 - 5, going out for happy hours, dating around. This is what I thought was my dream. After I graduated college, I moved to Austin, TX, and was finally living that dream. I didn’t feel satisfied, though, I felt trapped and stuck in life. I wanted so much more, but didn’t know how to find it. I finally developed a plan to leave my job and do something on my own, for my own. I needed a way to send myself off, and couldn't decide what to do. I found someone who had just embarked on a solo road trip to the west coast. After a conversation with her, I knew this is what I needed to do. I decided I was going to go on a solo road trip and hit as many National Parks as I could on the way. This was the start of “Move Me” and I didn’t even know it yet. I was finally doing what I always wanted to do…live for myself. I didn’t think about anything on that trip aside from what I was seeing in front of me. I experience real emotions from being alone. I realized I now had a story to tell. The same way I was inspired by others. I could do the same for someone else. After this trip I realized this is where I was happiest in life. When I was out in nature, living in the moment, experiencing life how it was meant to be. Once I got back from my trip. I started putting a face to this dream. I needed a way capture and convey this message to others. It finally hit me, and “Move Me” was born.
Move Me is all about what moves you in life. Whether it’s people, places, music, art, and so much more. There is so much to life and so many stories to be told. I want to hear and experience them all. The logo represents this message perfectly. Mountains symbolize a goal, a challenge, a journey, they represent something to chase. The lone traveler is you, because it always starts and ends with you. We have mentors in life who guide, motivate, and inspire us. But, In the end it’s all up to you to make that final call. What Move Me means to me may be different from you, and that’s okay. Everyone has a different journey in life and everyone is moved in their own way.
This movement will be about telling stories and inspiring, yourself and others. The same way I was inspired from all my previous conversations and travels. You will hear about the people who moved me in life. Some were there from the start, some only shared a single moment in time with me. The impact people can have on you will last a lifetime. I hope to create a community of people who have found what moves them. I want to hear from you too, I want to hear what Moves you in life.