I love my explore days.
What’s an explore day? Once a week or so, I take a morning, afternoon, or an entire day away from my usual Monday through Friday routine. It’s not so much an escape from my day-to-day but rather a rejuvenation.
We work, live, and play in Denver, Colorado. Within 45 minutes of our home, we can hike the Flatirons of Boulder, explore the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, or find peace in the rolling hills of pristine ranch land. Within 1.5 to 6 hours? We’re square in the heart of the Rocky and San Juan mountain ranges.
In short, there’s a lot to see and do. But we need to take the time.
Hence, our explore days. It’s a time to get lost, if only for a few hours. It’s a time to reset our internal compasses. It’s a time to cut out the hum of day-to-day life. It’s a time to think, reflect, and just be.
It’s also where a lot of our design ideas, blog posts, and creative impulses are unearthed. It’s not so much that we force a thought — “I need a good blog post about merino wool’s greatness today” — as we let thoughts wash over us.
Don’t get us wrong. We spend plenty of time sitting in front of a laptop. But we can’t depend on a computer to give us an original idea.
For those, we need to explore. It’s amazing what occurs to you when your mind is set free.
We’ll keep exploring. Hopefully we’ll see you on the trail too.