Living the Life of Your Dreams – Free People Blog

By | Published: July 16, 2015

When the winter season wound down this past spring I jumped into writing with more thought and commitment than possibly ever. My blog has been reaping the benefits and I hope you have all had the chance to check out a piece I wrote earlier this summer about my implementing a meditation practice into my life. Another piece about my practice of choice and why I continue to pursue meditation is in the works! Stay tuned.

Free People —  yes, the same Free People of the oh-so-awesome women’s clothing — asked if maybe I could write something for their lifestyle blog. It was open ended and the thought of writing something for an audience that went beyond those of you who read my blog and follow me on social media (thank you!) was a bit daunting. But I feel that part of the reason I’ve been put in the position I have with my life as a pro snowboarder is to continue to inspire people anywhere and any way I can! So I jumped in.


I believe that freedom is unapologetically choosing to live the life of our dreams while allowing others to freely choose to live the life of their dreams.

Gretchen in Iceland for Free People


Keeping in mind who the Free People blog audience is, this piece is not solely focused on snowboarding but more about life in general and living to the highest potential you can. Also, I was able to recount a bit about my recent trip to Iceland. The photos from this blog post were shot by the incredible Kate Holstein and they perfectly capture the heart of this blog post — Living the Life of your Dreams!

Here’s an excerpt from the Free People Post:

Now I’m not here to tell you that if you go after your dreams with unabashed commitment that you are going to get what you want, because that’s just not the way this life works. But I am here to tell you that you will — in the process — always get what you need and the unfolding of that, from my experience, is far greater then any plan you could have orchestrated for yourself.

Keep reading HERE!