“Alaskan Bush People” alum Matt Brown is making the most of the constant snow swarming his home this winter.
After spending the holidays alone, Brown has continuously updated fans on what’s going on in his mind and his life. Mostly, he’s spent a ton of time shoveling the snow around his house. And it’s clearly been piling up all month long.
While shoveling his truck out, Brown noticed that the heaps he was making looked very much like walls with walkways in between them. So now, the “Alaskan Bush People” alum has dedicated himself to building a snow palace. Brown updated his followers about the new project in a recent Instagram video earlier today.
“Hi friends, it’s a bright sunny day here. I have a new past-time lol :) I’m building a snow palace as I shovel out the snow around my place,” Brown captioned his post. He expanded more on his idea for the snow palace in the video.
“I got the idea when I started this mound here,” the “Alaskan Bush People” alum said, pointing at a mountain of snow. “As the days warm, and the snow starts to get melty, and the night cools it again, and it starts to freeze, these mounds are going to start becoming more and more solid. So I’ve got this idea about coming in and carving them out and everything to make a little miniature igloo or something like that.”
Brown also appreciates how shoveling provides him with another form of exercise. “The shoveling is also a good workout. I’ve got that big rock in my living room that I work with every now and then. But I’m kind of one of those hands-on guys though. I need a little bit more, and shoveling is a really good way to work out.”
‘Alaskan Bush People’ Alum Spreads Message About Doing What You Love
After explaining his plans for the snow palace, he dove into a thoughtful message.
“I think today, what I’d like to talk about is the way that it’s so much easier or more fulfilling to do something that we’re actually kind of invested in or that we enjoy doing,” Brown began. “Like that saying, ‘If you do something you love, you won’t ever work a day in your life.'”
People quote that saying a lot, using it to see the joy in their actions and activities. It’s no surprise that the “Alaskan Bush People” alum found another key message from it too.
“For me, even in the things that I do that I might not enjoy, I always try and be present in that thing,” Brown said. “And find something about it that I’m good at. Even if it’s simply the ability to persevere.”
Brown continued, “Say I’m doing something that’s annoying, or it takes a long time to do, or I’m not particularly good at it. What I concentrate on is the fact that the more I do, the better I will get at it. And even if it isn’t something that I begin to enjoy as I’m doing it, it’s something that I will gain experience in.”