i am jared.
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welcome to the O.
#theobservatory
this is the watchtower atop our floridian, lake cabin where discovery, enrichment, and creativity will thrive at its fullest.
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onward, towards our potential.
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#home #untitled #florida #lake #minnehaha #clermont #loft #theobservatory #theO #space #create #music #alvarez #kyairi (at Untitled // Home)

// begin
welcome to the O.
#theobservatory
this is the watchtower atop our floridian, lake cabin where discovery, enrichment, and creativity will thrive at its fullest.
//
onward, towards our potential.
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#home #untitled #florida #lake #minnehaha #clermont #loft #theobservatory #theO #space #create #music #alvarez #kyairi (at Untitled // Home)

// camaraderie
this kid has been endlessly influential in my life and those closest to me. we’ve lived together, led together, worked together, traveled together, created together, and dreamed together. i was blessed to spend a quick break with him between different schedules over gator infested waters. it was cool.
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also, he’s on instagram.
@iamsethkaye 
#oathsfulfilled
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#latergram #camaraderie #friendship #brothers #nomads #homelessinflorida #notforlong #brotherbear #wombmate #lakeapopka #alligators #wintergarden #florida #shï #music #anchourage (at Lake Apopka, Florida)

// camaraderie
this kid has been endlessly influential in my life and those closest to me. we’ve lived together, led together, worked together, traveled together, created together, and dreamed together. i was blessed to spend a quick break with him between different schedules over gator infested waters. it was cool.
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also, he’s on instagram.
@iamsethkaye
#oathsfulfilled
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#latergram #camaraderie #friendship #brothers #nomads #homelessinflorida #notforlong #brotherbear #wombmate #lakeapopka #alligators #wintergarden #florida #shï #music #anchourage (at Lake Apopka, Florida)

// discovery
i bet you didn’t know these existed.. found this little guy on a brief adventure accompanied by @chandlerbrooks through the new and uncharted swamplands of the local neighborhood.
discovering something new or unimagined can be terrible and beautiful; both.
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here’s to new discovery,
in nature and life.
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#spider #spinyorbweaver #crabspider #nature #gooutside #discovery #relationships #westorangetrail #florida  (at West Orange Trail)

// discovery
i bet you didn’t know these existed.. found this little guy on a brief adventure accompanied by @chandlerbrooks through the new and uncharted swamplands of the local neighborhood.
discovering something new or unimagined can be terrible and beautiful; both.
//
here’s to new discovery,
in nature and life.
//
#spider #spinyorbweaver #crabspider #nature #gooutside #discovery #relationships #westorangetrail #florida (at West Orange Trail)

// perseverance.
sent @gregomurray off to Zimbabwe today. his journey, as of late, has lifted him over deep oceans and drifted him across wide terrain. because of adventures such as these, none of us have had a real opportunity to settle.. and though we live in a moment that cannot truly call any place “home”, we are every day more tangibly dependent on the constant welcoming into God’s story for our lives. His sovereignty is our home. and never should four walls, a few windows, and a door be an excuse for settling and “moving out” of His story.
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every new place is a new eye open. take in Africa, Gregory.
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#theunsettled #homeless #florida #zimbabwe #africa #mission #music #nomads #newfriends #newnomadicfriends  (at Orlando International Airport)

// perseverance.
sent @gregomurray off to Zimbabwe today. his journey, as of late, has lifted him over deep oceans and drifted him across wide terrain. because of adventures such as these, none of us have had a real opportunity to settle.. and though we live in a moment that cannot truly call any place “home”, we are every day more tangibly dependent on the constant welcoming into God’s story for our lives. His sovereignty is our home. and never should four walls, a few windows, and a door be an excuse for settling and “moving out” of His story.
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every new place is a new eye open. take in Africa, Gregory.
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#theunsettled #homeless #florida #zimbabwe #africa #mission #music #nomads #newfriends #newnomadicfriends (at Orlando International Airport)

// hope.
i swear the sun is shining,
you just can’t see it yet.
so keep your eyes wide open
don’t seal them til it sets.
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it’s a #rainy day,
but it’s #good.
i just miss the #mountains. (at Slate River Road)

// hope.
i swear the sun is shining,
you just can’t see it yet.
so keep your eyes wide open
don’t seal them til it sets.
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it’s a #rainy day,
but it’s #good.
i just miss the #mountains. (at Slate River Road)

the snow of the south.
#spanishmoss #trees #floridian #life #wintergarden #plantstreet #florida #nature #outdoors #gooutside (at Plant St.)

the snow of the south.
#spanishmoss #trees #floridian #life #wintergarden #plantstreet #florida #nature #outdoors #gooutside (at Plant St.)

there will be moments in life when the luxury of a clear, solid line isn’t immediately accessible.
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seek joy in the grey, and savor the undeniably distinct resolutions.
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#seekandsavor #lines #decisions #clarity #floridian #sunset #clouds #homeless #journey (at Bay Lake)

there will be moments in life when the luxury of a clear, solid line isn’t immediately accessible.
//
seek joy in the grey, and savor the undeniably distinct resolutions.
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#seekandsavor #lines #decisions #clarity #floridian #sunset #clouds #homeless #journey (at Bay Lake)

i don’t post stuff like this, i just don’t. i have my reasons, and you can ask if you really care to know.
[ but this isn’t that. ]
what i do want is to celebrate my best friend. you can call us boyfriend and girlfriend, you can say we’re dating, you can say we’re “diggin’ each other’s chili”, you can say whatever you like..
and you won’t find me denying it, it’s all true some way or another. i just personally do not believe in some social media standard to prove or officialize my relationships.

regardless // this girl has been through so much with me. that is what makes us who we are. today doesn’t mark some secretly special day or expected anniversary, and i’m not presently overwhelmed with some fleeting butterfly emotion, or passionately prompted to post this because of some gift or loving gesture i recently received from her that calls for a public response via the internet, but more of a realization that y’all are missing out on a huge part of my life if you don’t realize how awesome she is, and who she is to me.

she is // kind, loving, joyful, humble, selfless, appreciative, relationally aware, quick to care, immediately friendly, unexpectantly giving, full of adventure, constantly growing and seeking truth, stubborn, aware of her stubbornness, appropriately apologetic, sometimes clumsy, occasionally a mess, never boring, unendingly light-hearted, a perfect mixture of dependence and self-sufficiency, full of questions, full of answers, full of love, grace, and patience for me and the rest of the world, and maybe even a bit magical.. she’s also super athletic and a beauty to look at. but those are just bonuses, and it doesn’t end there.

chandler brooks clark is such a blessing to my life that i couldn’t NOT share how much she means to me. 98% of the internet doesn’t even know what a “blessing” is.. well i do. i’m sure this post will get at least a few ‘precious’ comments, and i’ll love that! but that isn’t the real purpose. not for me. i couldn’t care less what people on the internet think about my personal relationships, but chandler is a special one of many important relationships in my life and i just thought i’d let you all know how grand she is. // (at Together)

i don’t post stuff like this, i just don’t. i have my reasons, and you can ask if you really care to know.
[ but this isn’t that. ]
what i do want is to celebrate my best friend. you can call us boyfriend and girlfriend, you can say we’re dating, you can say we’re “diggin’ each other’s chili”, you can say whatever you like..
and you won’t find me denying it, it’s all true some way or another. i just personally do not believe in some social media standard to prove or officialize my relationships.

regardless // this girl has been through so much with me. that is what makes us who we are. today doesn’t mark some secretly special day or expected anniversary, and i’m not presently overwhelmed with some fleeting butterfly emotion, or passionately prompted to post this because of some gift or loving gesture i recently received from her that calls for a public response via the internet, but more of a realization that y’all are missing out on a huge part of my life if you don’t realize how awesome she is, and who she is to me.

she is // kind, loving, joyful, humble, selfless, appreciative, relationally aware, quick to care, immediately friendly, unexpectantly giving, full of adventure, constantly growing and seeking truth, stubborn, aware of her stubbornness, appropriately apologetic, sometimes clumsy, occasionally a mess, never boring, unendingly light-hearted, a perfect mixture of dependence and self-sufficiency, full of questions, full of answers, full of love, grace, and patience for me and the rest of the world, and maybe even a bit magical.. she’s also super athletic and a beauty to look at. but those are just bonuses, and it doesn’t end there.

chandler brooks clark is such a blessing to my life that i couldn’t NOT share how much she means to me. 98% of the internet doesn’t even know what a “blessing” is.. well i do. i’m sure this post will get at least a few ‘precious’ comments, and i’ll love that! but that isn’t the real purpose. not for me. i couldn’t care less what people on the internet think about my personal relationships, but chandler is a special one of many important relationships in my life and i just thought i’d let you all know how grand she is. // (at Together)

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it’s goodbye again,
i’m sorry to be leaving you
goodbye again,
as if you didn’t know
it’s goodbye again
and i wish you could tell me
why do we always fight when i have to go?
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#JohnDenver
#GoodbyeAgain
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#crestedbutte #colorado #family #home #mountains #light #sky #clouds #sunset #cabin #roof (at 201 Gothic Ave)

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it’s goodbye again,
i’m sorry to be leaving you
goodbye again,
as if you didn’t know
it’s goodbye again
and i wish you could tell me
why do we always fight when i have to go?
//
#JohnDenver
#GoodbyeAgain
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#crestedbutte #colorado #family #home #mountains #light #sky #clouds #sunset #cabin #roof (at 201 Gothic Ave)

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if you only follow me for one reason,
let it be - to read this, and live it.
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Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.
Set God-sized goals. 
Pursue God-ordained passions.
Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. 
Keep asking questions.
Keep making mistakes.
Keep seeking God.
Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution.
Stop repeating the past and start creating the future.
Stop playing it safe and start taking risks.
Expand your horizons.
Accumulate experiences.
Enjoy the journey.
Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can.
Live like today is the first day and last day of your life.
Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God.
Burn sinful bridges.
Blaze new trails.
Criticize by creating.
Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks.
Don’t try to be who you’re not.
Be yourself.
Laugh at yourself.
Don’t let fear dictate your decisions.
Take a flying leap of faith.
Quit holding out.
Quit holding back.
Quit running away.
..Chase the lion!
//
#MarkBatterson #LionChasersManifesto
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also, i found my calling as a #sherpa.
#lion #chaser #beyourself #questions #mistakes #horizons #experiences #inspiration #dream #bucketlist #followers #wakeup #mountaintop #selfie #hiking #westmaroonpass #crestedbutte #colorado #adventure (at West Maroon Pass)

//
if you only follow me for one reason,
let it be - to read this, and live it.
//
Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.
Set God-sized goals.
Pursue God-ordained passions.
Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.
Keep asking questions.
Keep making mistakes.
Keep seeking God.
Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution.
Stop repeating the past and start creating the future.
Stop playing it safe and start taking risks.
Expand your horizons.
Accumulate experiences.
Enjoy the journey.
Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can.
Live like today is the first day and last day of your life.
Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God.
Burn sinful bridges.
Blaze new trails.
Criticize by creating.
Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks.
Don’t try to be who you’re not.
Be yourself.
Laugh at yourself.
Don’t let fear dictate your decisions.
Take a flying leap of faith.
Quit holding out.
Quit holding back.
Quit running away.
..Chase the lion!
//
#MarkBatterson #LionChasersManifesto
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also, i found my calling as a #sherpa.
#lion #chaser #beyourself #questions #mistakes #horizons #experiences #inspiration #dream #bucketlist #followers #wakeup #mountaintop #selfie #hiking #westmaroonpass #crestedbutte #colorado #adventure (at West Maroon Pass)