Aaron James is a writer, blogger, hiker, mountain biker, professor of literature and composition, and an enthusiast of all things outdoors. If you love the outdoors and connecting with Nature, in any way at all, you’re a member of the Live Life Outdoors community. The “live life outdoors” philosophy, like the natural world, is not exclusive or elitist; all are welcome. All you have to do is get out there.
I spend most of the year in the classroom teaching Literature as well as Rhetoric and Composition to (mostly) first and second year students at the university level. In 2017 I decided that life wasn’t going the way I had hoped; it was time for a change. I got sober; I started hiking, getting outside whenever possible; I started this blog; and I woke up. Life is more than the hustle and grind of “getting ahead” that so many people mis-take it for. This blog is my attempt to dig through the muck and slime and get to the bedrock of what it means to be alive, to try to come to terms with what really matters in this life.
That man who does not believe that each day contains an earlier, more sacred, and auroral hour than he has yet profaned, has despaired of life, and is pursuing a descending and darkening way. (Henry David Thoreau)
I did not want to be “that guy”. This blog chronicles my journey.
Reach out, drop a line, tell me what you think. But above all, get out there.