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Hi everyone, Evan here.

I have some exciting news I wanted to tell you about. It’s been a blast writing for #LiveFully over the past year and a half. This is a great community and I hope in some way our writing has helped you live a more full life.

While I will still be contributing new content here (probably around 3 posts per month) I will also be taking a step back. Why? To launch a new blog called Adventure’s Out There.

Adventure is out there

Where did Adventure’s Out There come from?

Adventure has always been a passion of mine – it’s one of the main reasons my wife and I moved to New Zealand. About two years before our move overseas, Morgan and I were having a late night conversation. She had spoken about moving to a new country before, but I always thought it was some romanticized dream in her mind – not an actual goal.

But for some reason, the way she talked about it that night struck me differently. I vividly remember her looking at me, her brown eyes full of hope, and asking “do you really think we could move to New Zealand?”

Suddenly, this dream of hers seemed to very real, as if God had laid it on her heart for a specific reason. Wanting to be a good husband, and being the eternal optimist I am, I replied, “sure, let’s go for it.”

It was daunting – in fact it seemed impossible. I had never moved out of Georgia, much less out of the U.S. We only knew one family in Christchurch, and had no idea how to get visas. We did not even know what we did not know!

And yet, somehow, two years later we found ourselves hopping on a plane and taking off on an incredible adventure.

Two important questions

I’ve spent the last year reflecting on this, and it’s pretty cool that we accomplished something I once thought impossible. The whole experience has caused me to ask some very important questions: what other things in life have I never tried because they sounded impossible? What else am I missing out on?

And so I am starting Adventure’s Out There – as a way to inspire and equip people to chase their dreams and live more adventurously. 

It does not matter what your dream is – everyone’s idea of adventure is unique. My hope is to help people discover their adventure and really go for it. It may seem difficult, it might even end in failure. But until we get up off the couch and go for it, we will never know.

An invitation

If any of that resonates with you, I’d invite you to visit Adventure’s Out There. I’ve already got 3 posts live and will be posting a new one every Monday. If you choose to subscribe (which I recommend) you’ll get the Adventure Toolkit, which contains several resources to help you achieve your goals and live more adventurously.

This has taken quite a lot of work over the last couple of months, but I’ve learned a lot and am excited to see what the future brings. Either way, I’m excited to continue posting here at #LiveFully on a semi-regular basis. Thanks again for helping make this a great community!

Hi everyone!

Thanks again to everyone who submitted photos, and thanks also to everyone who voted. We actually had twice as many people vote this year than last year, so it’s cool to see the contest growing.

If you didn’t win, don’t worry as I’m sure we’ll have more contests in the future. Just keep taking great photos and making great art!

And now…the winner is…

Mary Claire Stewart with “Wonder”!!! We love this pic for a lot of reasons. It shows genuine creativity and a positive outlook on life. There is no reason life should be mundane! Life should be lived to the full!

Living fully is to use your imagination to see wonder in the world around you, so that the ordinary and mundane becomes spectacular.

Living fully is to use your imagination to see wonder in the world around you, so that the ordinary and mundane becomes spectacular.

Mary Claire wins a $50 Amazon gift card, which she can basically use towards anything she likes. Hopefully it’s something that helps her make the world less mundane.

And in second place, we’ll just agree with the voters on this one. Congrats Gabe Gomez on your excellent Superman photo. You’ll receive a #LiveFully t-shirt.

“I chose this picture because it reminds me of superman (my favorite superhero). And, it’s my brother doing something awesome/ something I couldn’t do.”

I chose this picture because it reminds me of superman (my favorite superhero). And, it's my brother doing something awesome/ something I couldn't do.

Thanks again everyone! Keep on taking great pictures! And while you’re at it, why not Join #LiveFully so you don’t miss the next contest?

We want to see your #LiveFully shirt. With you in it.

If you have a #LiveFully shirt, then send us a picture with you wearing it. Include the location where your image was taken, and we’re going to create a new page with a #LiveFully map and every picture of people wearing their shirt around the world.

Your picture doesn’t have to be pretty, here is my example:

The key is to look happy, or crazy, or goofy, or dashing. I managed to do everything at once – except for the dashing part. If you have a photo with your shirt already, send it to livefullyblog@gmail.com. Exotic locations are encouraged, but your home town is also great.

If you don’t have a shirt yet, you can purchase one for $15 in our store. Shipping is free, which is pretty awesome.

This project is ongoing. If you send in a picture this week and take a better one next year, then send it in! We’ll keep your best photo live, and we hope to see these shirts all over the world. Right now, our map is a bit bare, so please send your photos in ASAP!

View #LiveFully Shirts in a full screen map

Over the last couple weeks, we’ve slowly rolled out our new eBook. We sent it, free, to all of our subscribers first. Then we mentioned it briefly in a post and added a square about it on the right sidebar. Now, it is time to announce it with a megaphone! (imagine an echo effect here)

Here are 10 great reasons why you should get your hands on a copy of it:

1) It is short and meant to be read in one sitting. Later, you can impress your friends and family by telling them you read an entire book in one day.

2) While it may be short, it targets a central and core theological issue. It’s short, but it’s deep. Continue Reading…

We’re a family here at #LiveFully. That means we want to hear from you! This blog isn’t just ours, it is also yours.

We’re asking the world to write guest posts for us: What does it mean for you to #LiveFully? 

Here is what we’re looking for: Continue Reading…

We’ve had a really fun week thanks to our first photo contest! Thanks to all 179 of you who voted!

It was a very close race, with the winner out gaining second place by just a few votes. And that winner is…

Cartwheel on the Beach

The Cartwheel on the beach! Thanks to Wendy for submitting this great picture. It is a great representation of the full life. Send us an e-mail with your t-shirt size and address, and we will get you your prize as soon as possible! You will also notice this photo prominently on our facebook page for a while.

A shout out goes to Loftin and Kevin, who rounded out the top 3. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos, voted, and visited our site this week. You guys are an amazing community!

Our photo contest is still going on! Pictures are due by tomorrow, May 13, at 11:59pm. If you have not yet submitted, what are you waiting for?!!?

In case you need a reminder, here are the details… Continue Reading…

Every month we’ll be hosting a new contest here at #LiveFully. This month is going to be a lot of fun, and winning is completely up to you. Whoever competes the best, will win!

The prize for this contest is a free #LiveFully Sticker. To win, you simply have to be the top fan of our facebook page.  How do you become the top fan? Easy. First, visit our page and make sure you have liked it already. Then, click on the top fans to see how you are doing.

Whoever has the most points at the end of April will be the top fan and win a free sticker! You earn points by posting, commenting, or liking our posts on the facebook page. Each like, comment, and post is worth one point. Just so you know, points usually take a day to post, so don’t freak out if they aren’t there right after you like something.

So there you have it! Visit our facebook page, write a post, like or comment on as much as you like, and may the top fan win.