Grab Life Blog

The seed for the idea behind Universal Dialect was planted in Lima, Peru in 2008. My under-15 team and I were wrapping up a 10-day overseas soccer trip. We had just finished our last match against a young Peruvian team in the outskirts of Lima. Having grown up on the east coast of the US, the scene was something I’d never seen before: a dirt field situated between rows of eroding buildings. Goalposts, but no nets. Our opponents were wearing ripped up, old uniforms.
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We’ve parked the car in the dirt parking lot on the side of the road that spills out from the trail and leads into the woods. As we pile out of the car, the uproar inside the car generated from our laughter crashes into the silence of the forest, announcing our arrival to the wildlife within.

Central Connecticut is not normally considered a hiking destination. But as it’s nestled into the foothills of the Appalachians, there are a few small mountains - hills, really - that make for an interesting afternoon, and on this particular August day, a few friends and myself have decided to head out for an adventure. 

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At Universal Dialect, we talk a lot about grabbing life and turning it into an adventure. We try to encourage you to try new things, get out of your comfort zone, and make each day different and more exciting than the last. 

This is because, when we approach life with this perspective, we feel more positive about ourselves and the world around us. This positivity then gives us a boost in everything else that we do. It makes us more creative, more productive, and more intentional in our actions.

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Whether as pirates sailing the Caribbean, settlers seeking new lands, or cattle herders wandering to greener pastures, humans are hardwired to seek out the unknown. 

For some, however, this adventurous spirit is a means to an end, a way to build a better life. But out of necessity not desire.

Yet for many others, this thrill of adventure is the end goal itself. Exploring new cities, finding new sights, and connecting with unique cultures makes life more exciting and more fun. 

But no matter why you explore and adventure, this lifestyle does one thing to us all: it makes us happier.

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