"The Wild Within"
My project’s central theme is an exploration of how our experiences in the outdoors can provide a powerful metaphor for life itself as well as a means by which to discover the wild and limitless capacity for greatness that lies within. As in life, the wilderness demands much from us physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s within this natural environment that we are met with opportunities for growth, self-discovery, and empowerment. This concept is explored through a handbook as well as through additional applications that serve as reminders to take along the journey. The practical skills and personal lessons learned in the backcountry transcend the woods and become carefully integrated into ourselves and our life’s journey. Regardless of the physical or figurative landscape surrounding us, we are capable of withstanding discomfort, overcoming obstacles, and achieving greatness. It is my hope that this project provides insight, inspiration, and an opportunity to discover for ourselves, the wild within.