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Sarah Forrest

Visual Storyteller 📍Based in MI I want to know your story. On the pursuit of turning passion to purpose.

https://www.forrestcollective.com/

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If you want to be a growing person, place yourself in the midst of growing people. Harness your potential to resonate with other humans, seek opportunities that expand your consciousness and navigate with compassion. There you will find the shift you are looking for. . . . Over the last 6 months I have been learning a lesson of compassion, reevaluating what matters to me, acting on every impulse to help and inspire. So, if you see less of me here, it is because I am more involved everywhere else. Lessons on growth. . . . . #liveaunthentic #collectivelycreate #thenortheastcollective #greatnorthcollective #peoplescreative #aov #visualscollective #fromwhereistand #UOonMe #exklusiveshot #finditliveit #wanderlust #campvibes #huffpostgram #nakedplanet #earthoutdoors #livelocal #thatpnwlife #livefolk #ourcamplife #adventureinspired #fwisfeed #pnwonderland #thisismycommunity #forgeyourownpath

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“ Lead me where my trust is without borders” . . Each of us, whether we know it or not, play a pivotal role in the story of mankind. We have the power to inspire great acts of compassion and use our tools to do good. In an information saturated age full of biased news stories, distractions and false worth we must find a way to connect with people. It is in fact our duty, to build each other up, take action and encourage others to do the same. . . So Lord, “take me deeper than my feet could ever wander” . New Blog Link in bio . #earthfocus #moodygrams #agameoftones #watchthisinstagood #stayandwander #thelensbible #collectivelycreate #livefolk #visualscollective #film #camping #roamtheplanet #lookslikefilm #optoutside #folk #vscocam #watchthisinstagood #exploretocreate #vscogrid #wildernessculture #igmasters #vsco #beautifuldestinations #rei1440project #artofvisuals

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In light of current world events. In case you don’t keep up with them: . shootings refugees fleeing their homes world leaders abusing power ( nothing new) leaders calling for urgent unity . We must take a position in the fate of the human condition. . Love people Give to others Speak up ( silence is ignorance) Empower the younger generation . Stay informed - Find ways to welcome everyone . This is not reflective of all people but we must take interest in the human condition. . . . . #earthfocus #moodygrams #agameoftones #watchthisinstagood #stayandwander #thelensbible #collectivelycreate #livefolk #visualscollective #film #camping #roamtheplanet #lookslikefilm #optoutside #folk #vscocam #watchthisinstagood #exploretocreate #vscogrid #wildernessculture #igmasters #vsco #beautifuldestinations #rei1440project #artofvisuals

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Let’s talk about defying your comfort zone. Building your house of significance or working your way to success requires a respectable amount of discomfort. . . There have been many times I have wanted so badly to retreat to my comfort zone, to stay within the realm of possibility I know, for a fact I have control of, but there is no growth in that. . . Use your tools to do good, use your comfort zone as a measurement of growth and remind yourself that YOU WILL bring about change. . . . . #earthfocus #moodygrams #agameoftones #watchthisinstagood #stayandwander #thelensbible #collectivelycreate #livefolk #visualscollective #film #camping #roamtheplanet #lookslikefilm #optoutside #folk #vscocam #watchthisinstagood #exploretocreate #vscogrid #wildernessculture #igmasters #vsco #beautifuldestinations #rei1440project #artofvisuals

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If you want to see your dreams move from intention to reality you must become familiar with action. . . 1 year ago I was offered a full time position with National Geographic. I really believed I was well on my way to realizing my dreams. It is okay if your dreams change. I realized I was a spoke unto the wheel working to make someone else’s dream come true. . . Nobody stumbles upon significance. . #sponseredpost . . #earthfocus #moodygrams #agameoftones #watchthisinstagood #stayandwander #thelensbible #collectivelycreate #livefolk #visualscollective #film #camping #roamtheplanet #lookslikefilm #optoutside #folk #vscocam #watchthisinstagood #exploretocreate #vscogrid #wildernessculture #igmasters #vsco #beautifuldestinations #rei1440project #artofvisuals

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How do move from passion to purpose? . Creating the life you desire is challenging. Start anywhere. Clear off the desk, take down the paintings, make your bed, brew a fresh pot of coffee. . . Ask questions, real questions. Tell people your story, listen to theirs. Take everything that moves you and find a way to move others. . . I am navigating through this murky water as we speak. Rebranding, making my work count, my words meaningful and making way for every opportunity manifest itself. Create movement, no matter how hard that might be. . . #loveisouttherecontest . . #liveaunthentic #collectivelycreate #thenortheastcollective #greatnorthcollective #peoplescreative #aov #visualscollective #fromwhereistand #UOonMe #exklusiveshot #finditliveit #wanderlust #campvibes #huffpostgram #nakedplanet #earthoutdoors #livelocal #thatpnwlife #livefolk #ourcamplife #adventureinspired #fwisfeed #pnwonderland #thisismycommunity #forgeyourownpath

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This is 24. This is my journey as an individual, as an artist. . . I worked hard to find happiness. I tried several times in several places, relationships, countries, jobs and more. If finding your solid ground comes in the form of several mistakes and failed attempts that’s okay. . . Maybe that’s what makes art so appealing, makes truth so difficult and makes fear so real. Maybe everything we are searching for is already somewhere deep inside of us, you’ve just got to find it. . . . Tag someone who needs to hear this! ( I’ll feature a few ) . . #loveisouttherecontest . . #liveaunthentic #collectivelycreate #forceofnature #thenortheastcollective #greatnorthcollective #peoplescreative #aov #visualscollective #fromwhereistand #UOonMe #exklusiveshot #finditliveit #wanderlust #campvibes #huffpostgram #nakedplanet #earthoutdoors #livelocal #thatpnwlife #livefolk #ourcamplife #adventureinspired #fwisfeed #pnwonderland #thisismycommunity #forgeyourownpath at Ontario

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Perhaps you have to fail at one thing over and over to really know how it feels to long for it. . . Perhaps this is your moment and you can’t see it through the overwhelming desire to to succeed, whatever that means. Out of all the things I know, which is not much, I know you can not WILL your way to achieving your dreams. It takes hard, painstaking work. . . . . #liveaunthentic #collectivelycreate #thenortheastcollective #greatnorthcollective #peoplescreative #aov #visualscollective #fromwhereistand #UOonMe #exklusiveshot #finditliveit #wanderlust #campvibes #huffpostgram #nakedplanet #earthoutdoors #livelocal #thatpnwlife #livefolk #ourcamplife #adventureinspired #fwisfeed #pnwonderland #thisismycommunity #forgeyourownpath

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Every journey begins with a desire, sometimes burning and sometimes we must be coerced into believing in ourselves and our dreams. . . . Onward is dedicated to anyone who is on the arduous path of discovering their calling and learning to create movement in everything around them. . . Pre - order my photobook - LINK IN BIO - 20 pages of photos and writing excerpts to inspire you on your journey! ( $5 of every purchase donated to disaster relief ) . . I will shoutout EVERYONE who tags a friend ✨✨ . . Chacos provided by: @wanderlustoutfittersoutdoor . #earthfocus #moodygrams #agameoftones #watchthisinstagood #stayandwander #thelensbible #collectivelycreate #livefolk #visualscollective #film #camping #roamtheplanet #lookslikefilm #optoutside #folk #vscocam #watchthisinstagood #exploretocreate #vscogrid #wildernessculture #igmasters #vsco #beautifuldestinations #rei1440project #artofvisuals

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Perhaps the most difficult thing we can do is sit with discomfort. . . I speak a lot about making decisions to act, to make big moves to uproot and redirect yourself. . . I don't speak enough about waiting, or the days that seem endless because life, in all of its organic glory, can be difficult. . . So if your dream is on hold, or you're at a low, or your motivation has run dry. You are not alone. . . But keep going. . . . . #earthfocus #moodygrams #agameoftones #watchthisinstagood #stayandwander #thelensbible #collectivelycreate #livefolk #visualscollective #film #camping #roamtheplanet #lookslikefilm #optoutside #folk #vscocam #watchthisinstagood #exploretocreate #vscogrid #wildernessculture #igmasters #vsco #beautifuldestinations #rei1440project #artofvisuals

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We are so fearful of being vulnerable, of being honest with ourselves + others. . . . There is wisdom and power in honesty, be honest with others but most importantly be honest with yourself. . . . You must possess yourself, recollect yourself if you must. . . . #liveaunthentic #collectivelycreate #thenortheastcollective #greatnorthcollective #peoplescreative #aov #visualscollective #fromwhereistand #UOonMe #exklusiveshot #finditliveit #wanderlust #campvibes #huffpostgram #nakedplanet #earthoutdoors #livelocal #thatpnwlife #livefolk #ourcamplife #adventureinspired #fwisfeed #pnwonderland #thisismycommunity #forgeyourownpath #pnw

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If at any time you feel the need to run back to what used to be comfortable ( and you will feel this way ) remember where you came from, remember, . . . " We tolerate comfort at the expense of our freedom " It is just short of a mystical feeling when you have fired the imagination and really began to believe in yourself. . . When I decided to quit my job, I was IN NO POSITION to do so and I probably am not now, but I no longer feel imprisoned to my ideas of what could have been. I no longer feel obligated to fit myself into small spaces, that limit my reach. . . READ FULL BLOG POST ( link in bio ) . . . . #earthfocus #moodygrams #agameoftones #watchthisinstagood #stayandwander #thelensbible #collectivelycreate #livefolk #visualscollective #film #camping #roamtheplanet #lookslikefilm #optoutside #folk #vscocam #watchthisinstagood #exploretocreate #vscogrid #wildernessculture #igmasters #vsco #beautifuldestinations #rei1440project #artofvisuals at Grayling, Michigan

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Freedom will test you. I can assure you that if you are fragmented or uncertain, if you are partial in any way, you will lose yourself in this. . . When making difficult choices do not allow yourself to give in to fear. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and go forward. . . If I have learned anything, it is that we must trust ourselves to make choices instinctively, that will later develop meaning. . . . Tent: @msr_gear Shoes @chacofootwear All gear provided by -----> @wanderlustoutfittersoutdoor . . . . #liveaunthentic #collectivelycreate #thenortheastcollective #greatnorthcollective #peoplescreative #aov #visualscollective #fromwhereistand #UOonMe #exklusiveshot #finditliveit #wanderlust #campvibes #huffpostgram #nakedplanet #earthoutdoors #livelocal #thatpnwlife #livefolk #ourcamplife #adventureinspired #fwisfeed #pnwonderland #thisismycommunity #forgeyourownpath #pnw at Midland, Michigan

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In all honesty, I harbor a wealth of anxiety centered around my fear of inadequacy. . . Learning to create was a journey for me, learning to use my words to tell a story did not happen over night. I worked hard at it. I still do. . . The thing about listening to your soul, is once you hear it, you will never be able to go back to where you were. You will never contract. . . Learn to let go of words that no longer suit you, people who do not build you up, places that do not feed your soul. . . . The Journey Series | Part 2 . . . #MyPursuit @otterbox . . Bag @kavu supplied by @wanderlustoutfittersoutdoor . . . #earthfocus #moodygrams #agameoftones #watchthisinstagood #stayandwander #thelensbible #collectivelycreate #livefolk #visualscollective #film #camping #roamtheplanet #lookslikefilm #optoutside #folk #vscocam #watchthisinstagood #exploretocreate #vscogrid #wildernessculture #igmasters #vsco #beautifuldestinations #rei1440project #artofvisuals

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It is safe to assume my position in the woods, keeping silent about real issues, world issues. . . It is comfortable to live in a curated world, where all things seem simple and accepting and warm. That is not my reality, that is not your reality, it is not OUR reality. . . Our public lands are being taken from us, our freedom to represent, to stand with, to protect ourselves and those around us, is being violently stolen from us. . . I am proudly a woman of color, representing thousands of others who stand with nature, who stand with people, who stand with freedom. . . When you have a platform, a voice, you are, whether you like it or not, responsible for standing up. . . . . Just a reminder . . . Shoes @oliberte ( use "sarforre20" for 20% off ) . . . #earthfocus #moodygrams #agameoftones #watchthisinstagood #stayandwander #thelensbible #collectivelycreate #livefolk #visualscollective #film #camping #roamtheplanet #lookslikefilm #optoutside #folk #vscocam #watchthisinstagood #exploretocreate #vscogrid #wildernessculture #igmasters #vsco #beautifuldestinations #rei1440project #artofvisuals at Michigan

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Telling my story has never been about approval or validation. In telling my story of facing my fears and chasing after dreams, I only hope to inspire others to live their best lives. . . I hope to inspire others to listen to the transient tastes of wild that appear in forms of omens, fires in your belly, instinct or fear. I encourage others to step out into the unknown and really experience each day. Find reasons to be grateful, to help others to believe in ideas. . . If telling my story inspires one person, I have lived a life of purpose. . . Tag someone that inspires you ✨ . . . . #earthfocus #moodygrams #agameoftones #watchthisinstagood #stayandwander #thelensbible #collectivelycreate #livefolk #visualscollective #film #camping #roamtheplanet #lookslikefilm #optoutside #folk #vscocam #watchthisinstagood #exploretocreate #vscogrid #wildernessculture #igmasters #vsco #beautifuldestinations #rei1440project #artofvisuals at Grayling, Michigan

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Ask anyone, they have a story to tell, a dream they have dreamed. To some, dreams are the distant memory of who they used to be. To others, dreams keep them up at night, it is the fire that keeps them stirring and moving and creating. . . Ask anyone. . . #MyPursuit @otterbox . . @wanderlustoutfittersoutdoor Mug . . . #earthfocus #moodygrams #agameoftones #watchthisinstagood #stayandwander #thelensbible #collectivelycreate #livefolk #visualscollective #film #camping #roamtheplanet #lookslikefilm #optoutside #folk #vscocam #watchthisinstagood #exploretocreate #vscogrid #wildernessculture #igmasters #vsco #beautifuldestinations #rei1440project #artofvisuals

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