Today was the first I noticed how very careful I am about my footing when I hike alone. The reality is that a slip or a wrong step can mean a broken ankle in a remote area with spotty cell service and no one to go for help. Then I thought (because that's what I do when I'm alone and it's quiet) how this really carries over into everyday life. If you don't pay attention to where you put your feet, to the ice and wet leaves and shifting mud, nothing else matters. Get your feet - your foundation - on solid ground or you'll land on your rear. I'm trying to get my figurative feet set right now. It's a work in progress. #cantwellcliffs#ohioexplored#firstsnow#hockinghills#damnitscold#ohioparks#ohiooutdoors#girlswhohike
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I’m not gonna let this weather stop me from continuing my adventures. Cause there’s no such thing has bad weather, just bad clothing choices... right?!
One of my extreme yet most memorable field works I have ever done ( tho many of mine have similar stories) It was the first time of many things I got to experience in the eastern foothills of Nepal. The beautiful village in Okhaldhunga with majority of Sherpa people have a special spot in my heart. These lovely meadows where I followed the footsteps of Black bear, common leopards, camping in the mountains without showering for more than 15 days , going through menstrual cycle with no access to water and lot more fun stories . Sigh* good days !
Lunch with my coworker @jessatunes soon to make some hiking plans! Found someone who loves hiking!! ❤️🌞🌲🌿
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Funny story: I asked my fellow @womenwhoexplore ambassadors to send me pics of their snowshoeing activities so I could use them for our next event here in SLC.
Lindsey @wildly.me sent this one and I was like “hey I have that backpack! And that jacket! Oh and the same hair thingie.... WAIT A SECOND!” 😂 yes that’s me on the pic!
This was taken on my first @womenwhoexplore getaway in Portland and it was so fun to remember that day! Thank you Lindsey!!
Before I knew it I was examining this pic and I felt very proud of myself! See, I’m usually the last one on the group, the one who stops often “to take pics” (really it’s to breath!) and the one who’ll be the last one to make it to the final destination. But I’ve learned to feel proud even in being the last one because it means I’m still going! I’m still putting one foot in front of the other, at my own pace, on my own rhythm, at a speed (or lack thereof) that’s comfortable and doable for ME!
I might not be the fastest but is it a race? Not as far as I know! I usually say “hey the waterfall/lake/summit/whatever isn’t going anywhere and I get there when I get there.”
And that’s fine!
So if for whatever reason you’re feeling rushed lately, I want you to know that it’s ok to take it slow, it’s totally fine to take breaks, to breath, to “take a picture” and to enjoy your surroundings. Whatever race or competition you’re mentally putting yourself through, what REALLY matters is that you’re still going.
One step at a time.
One foot in front of the other.
Estória engraçada: eu pedi a outras ambassadoras do Women Who Explore que me enviassem fotos de atividades com “snowshoes” e uma delas mandou essa. E eu olhei e pensei “eita eu tenho essa mesma mochila! E uma jaqueta igualsinha! E esse treco do cabelo também... EITA! SOU EU!” Hahahaa 😂😂.
E depois comecei a analisar essa foto com orgulho porque embora eu seja sempre a última nas trilhas, eu estou lá! Devagar, um pé depois do outro, no meu ritmo, porque não é uma competição!
Muitas vezes na vida o que importa não é chegar primeiro, e sim continuar. Um pé de cada vez. No nosso ritmo.
Family // this little man is my snuggler and tantrum thrower...and when I was in labor with him I went from a 1-baby in 45 minutes. we’ve been running around all day so throwback to when we went to the park and he was mad at me for taking a picture of this leaf ♥️ #lovewildnovember#lovewildtribe
Life can be so busy. It can be loud and it can get overwhelming. The rush, rush, rush and the go, go, go mentality seems to be ever present in our culture.
Last year at this point I was subscribing to the idea that in order to grow my business and achieve my dreams I had to do more, work more, spend less time on things that make me genuinely happy.
The thing is though, this didn’t work. I didn’t feel like my best self and therefore I wasn’t as productive. And so I made a change.
2018 has been a year where I’ve put a CONSISTENT and dedicated effort into my fitness and my health. It’s one of the best things I’ve done for myself in a long time.
I know it’s hard sometimes to take time for yourself. Maybe it’s getting a manicure or reading a good book. Maybe it’s taking time to go to the gym and run like I do. Whatever your thing is, make sure you are taking some time to do that! Life is about so much more than just work! The journey isn’t as sweet if you don’t stop to smell the roses!
So here’s to spending most of my weekend outside and taking some time away from my business. It was very needed and I’ll be excited to be back on Monday!
Gorgeous 🧡❤️ Super Gorgeous some would say.
What is it about this place?? Something about Moab has held my heart and imagination in a way few other places have, since the day I first saw those canyons and towers. I’ve been to many other beautiful places and awe-inspiring places… but somehow it’s this Moab desert area - this land of golden red rocks and stark contrasts and contradictions - that feels uniquely special. Harmonious even, completing chords I didn’t even realize I had. I feel so grateful.
Peyto rhymes with Kato 💙 🙌🏼 you can hike well past where most people stop to take photos but beware we ran into a bear last time so keep your spray handy 🐻 funny thing, my partner dropped his phone after getting charged by the bear and didn’t realize until we were back in the parking lot, SO we had to go back up for it 😂. Moral of the story, if you see a bear NEVER run 🙅🏼♀️ you may lose your phone, or worse your life.
It’s difficult to follow your dreams. It’s a tragedy not to. ✨ Happy Friday, my relatives and friends! Here’s a friendly reminder to do one thing this weekend that gets you closer to living your dreams! 💕
How you feel when you’re on your way down after one of the hardest hikes of your life 🙌🏼 100% worth it though. Especially when you get to do it with a group of supportive women. Love when girls build each other up 💕
📷: @wanderluluu ✖️ @pangeadreams#pangeadreams#PDTRBALI