This hike gave me some of the highest highs and lowest lows on trail this year. I pushed myself beyond my physical limits which played with my head a lot.
I'm dedicating to myself that next year will be a year of increasing my endurance and growth in mountaineering skills.
Any recommendations on hiking fitness and also outdoor skill courses?
This week's mantra: Never mistake familiarity for comfort, and never mistake comfort for happiness.
Let's be honest: comfort is a great thing. If we were never comfortable, we wouldn't ever be all that happy.
But too much of a good thing can make us feel stagnant and, at worst, flat-out bored.
That's why if we want to grow, we have to get out of our comfort zones.
Oftentimes, we can easily achieve this through taking small risks every week or every day.
But sometimes, we require a much greater shift in life - a shift that shakes us to our core but makes every day feel like a new adventure.
Will it be scary? Sure, most likely.
But will it teach you? Will it help you grow as a person? Will it make things more exciting, change your perspective, and give your life more depth? Absolutely.
And that - that alone is worth it.