Everyone grows up in this world with one inevitable task to stride for… Work. What kind of legacy do you want to leave with others? How much money do you want to make? What are you passionate about? All of these questions came to mind when I decided what I wanted to do with my life.

I decided that the entrepreneurial world would be the life for myself. As an intern at the eCenter (a business incubator), I began developing a startup company with my partner called “Pioneer Developments LLC” with the tag phrase “When Tradition Meets Innovation.” This business, steps into nine existing markets and offers something that has yet to be established in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Starting my fifth week at working on it, my routine has become very loaded in things to do being the Co-Founder, CEO.

The business has engulfed many aspects of my life in the last five weeks. Yesterday I went hiking at the McConnell’s Mill State Park to see the waterfall at Hells Hallow. Feeling pressure on my shoulders from my work life, it felt it necessary to disconnect from the world. To be completely immersed into nature. Hearing the soft chirping of birds in the distance, feeling the gentle wind brush against my check, staring at the gorgeous waterfall. Only allowing my mind to self-reflect, to start the fire of motivation to continue the grind of making myself something of worth. This is what I consider to be “alive” to consciously be aware of one’s self. To find the willpower to keep the routine. To embrace the absolute beauty of mother nature.

Every day when I go to work, I often lose sight of what life is meant to be alive. To go into nature and step away from society. You weren’t born to just work! You were born to live, to adventure, to grow, to be something of value. Just because you have a heart beat doesn’t always mean that you’re really “alive.” Sometimes the only time you are alive is when your mind is in absolute clarity, far away from humanity.

“Sometimes people chose to stay alive. Sometimes people chose to live.” – Everance Caiser