Felt the calling yesterday to get on up there for our last hike of the season up the bowl. It was very windy and the steps definitely slippy requiring full concentration, but after that 2nd to last hump there they were - my sun-soaked peaks radiating that energy I have been craving.
The thing is, as I increase the intensity with my meditation, I also increase the intensity of my work. With a clear mind I move forward trusting my instincts and my heart to create, but then my mind wakes me up screaming for me to panic and run from all that I am creating. It’s a bit of a devlish circuit I’m on - but like Ferdinand The Bull, I stubbornly persist, knowing that soon I’ll be in a field of wildflowers peacefully soaking it all in. I guess it’s all part of taking that leap.
That petite chou chou on the left, and my other sister back in Bean-Town and dearest mum in CT are pretty much the reasons why I feel so adored, enabling me to lead from a place of love -
until I get pissed off and my inner-Mass comes out (it’s a work in progress). **Did you know that chou does not come from the word cabbage but rather à la crème. So it’s like my little sweety.
I hiked the Highland peak today🏔🎿 12,392 ft high. What a hike and amazing ski run 💪🏻😍
When highlands patrol let’s the rope down and the stampede of people are rushing to hike the highlands bowl. It was madness, entertaining, a workout, and so fun! Also my brother helped me carry my skis about 1/4 of the way up and our bestie, Ben, kept checking up on me. This girls need to get back in shape. 😊 #bestbroaward #getoutside #aspenhighlandsbowl @mikeeaton_realestate @bennyk1108
Flip the hair, big smiles, look fabulous ....“Nailed it”....👄
*five minutes earlier* “FUCK THIS. MY FEET HURT, I GOT SWEAT STAINS, WHERE ARE MY SUNGLASSES🤬”
What looks like an idyllic day began with my waking up in a panic at 3am thinking about all of our stressors I had to sit down and deal with, in addition to having all the boys home for spring break, other than the one who jetted off to NYC on a private plane he was graciously invited on.
My panic then set in full force accompanied by tears of frustration and the ugly doubt started to rise from within - I had to get this one off his devises, as well as myself, and so I dragged him up the bowl with me - we argued on the way up (I didn’t want to drop in early - I had made it out and I was damn well going to peak it!). The anxiety only began to clear when we reached the top and the prayer flags and mountain peaks gently calmed my being.
Just what was I doing anyway?? Trying to change the world when I should just be with my boys - it’s spring break and we have the mtns outside our front door - Not sure how many of these days I’ll have with them, oh shit, here come the tears again... #springbreakaspen
Explore programming client, friend, birthday boy, and all-around badass guy, Elliot @elaw_colorado
and Coach Taylor were having trouble finding words to describe the incredible feeling of hiking and skiing the Highland Bowl at Aspen this past Saturday. But hooting, hollering, and smiling pretty much summed it up 🙌
Pushing ourselves to get a little better every day. The hike up to the Highland Bowl will make you dig deep and find your inner strength. 💪