The best part of winter? Besides skiing? Trail running! All my trail running is done in the desert - temps range from the 80s-100s in the afternoons. So nice to be running in the 70s now ❤️
The Lakes Basin sure looks good with its winter coat on... ❄️
Couple hours early but a little throwback Thursday, cause I’m currently daydreaming of beach camping ⛺️🌊🧜🏼♀️ summer is my favorite season, what’s yours??
If I recall, it was around 65°F that morning. Ah, those are the days 😌🧜♀️
Something truly crazy happened this year. I sat down in January and wrote a journal entry. Not for that day, but for 12/31/18, almost a year ahead. I wrote it in the present tense, like everything I was recording was fact and had happened over the course of 2018.
A part of me felt like it was insane to think all those things would come true, but another part of me believed in the power of manifestation (law of attraction, goal setting, visualization ... whatever you want to call it).
By about August this year, every part of my journal entry had come to fruition. I had reached my yearly income goals, found a home we love, launched a new website and branding, strengthened friendships and relationships I wanted to focus on, finally cleared up my skin, and felt healthier and fitter than ever before (plus more, but can’t list everything here).
Guys, this manifestation stuff WORKS! I’ve had multiple things happen this year that weren’t just coincidences or simply luck, they were a direct result of me putting my dreams out there and actively pursuing them.
The active part is a vital piece of the equation and I think one that a lot of people overlook. You can’t just set a goal and then sit back and wait for it to happen. I worked hard towards these goals all year, constantly reviewing them, thinking about them, attracting them.
I’m not saying there isn’t any luck involved. Heck, the fact that I was born in a western country into a middle class family is already winning the lottery. But plenty of other people have that same privilege and aren’t using it to pursue their dreams.
So if you need me, I’ll just be over here scheming up my wildest dreams for 2019 💛
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Life pro tip: take more risks.
This past Summer, @kelseykagan
and her husband Ry decided to road trip through the Canadian Rockies, the Yukon, and Alaska with their beloved dogs, Osa and Jasper. Read the second part of Kelsey's guest blog now up on the Weekend Roamer journal at WeekendRoamer.com. #WeekendRoamer #JoinUsOutside
Looking forward to some more snowy hikes this weekend ❄️
When the view's this good at work, how could you not be stoked to go in every day? 😁❄
If you’ve done this hike, you know this point isn’t even half way 😂
Even if you didn’t win the giveaway, you can get 20% off @roamproducts
by using code “Nicole” to get 20% off! 😍 Their wallets and silicon rings are great stocking stuffers ❤️ Link in bio!
I've been through the desert (not) on a horse with no name. I'd much rather be in the rain.
I LOVE Arizona. I love it. It’s pink and orange and cream colored rocks...It’s bright red and cherry red and dark brown colored mountains..it’s unbelievable sunsets... every. Single. Night! ...the enormous and prehistoric looking Saguaro cacti’s.. the delicate yellow flowers dotting small shrubs and trees.. the pastel pinks and purples of all of the different plants!!! God! And the birds and lizards.. the hooting of owls and howling of coyotes.. the blackest night skies with the brightest stars.. the warm afternoons and cool mornings... I just.. man, this place is so beautiful and surprising and it’s hard to leave. And who knows? Maybe we won’t. Tonight we’ll stay... tomorrow... maybe I’ll be falling in love somewhere else
Louisiana, can you just snow a little bit...? asking for a friend.❄️
fungi that grow on trees alllllways make me think of fern gully. [11.3]
Hiiiii 👋🏻 I know I haven’t posted in awhile. Thanks to those of you who have continued to follow along! With my first finals week back at school + holiday parties + prepping to move to Green Lake I’ve had a lot on my plate. Thus, I haven’t had the chance to get outside as much as I’d like. And I must say, apart from some stories here and there, I didn’t really have an urge to post anything either. Instead of worrying about my engagement would tank + how many followers I’ve lost (which used to bother me a lot) I’ve genuinely appreciated having a break. I absolutely love the friendships, connections, and opportunities I’ve gained through @instagram
but I’d be lying if I said I never feel burnt out every once in awhile. It’s hard not to see this platform as just a way to compare yourself to everyone else; focusing on what they have and what you don’t. When I find myself doing that I try to pull back and focus my energy on my life outside of this app, reminding myself why I’m here: to share my passion for photography + the outdoors. I’m looking forward to unwinding during Christmas break with family + friends, complete w a trip to @sunvalley
to visit my momma! Hope you’re all enjoying this special time of year, reflecting on the blessings that this year brought and setting goals to strive for in 2019! 🙏🏻💕
“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” -Jodi Picoult
I can’t adequately explain how getting outside on a trail re-centers my entire being from the inside out. Washes away anxiety, stress, helps me think with a clear head & make small & big plans, see the big picture & so much more. But, I do wish I could bottle it up & drink from it every day until I can get back out there. I’m already looking forward to the next time. 🖤
Sueña, sueña mucho, sueña alto y lejos...porque esos sueños son los que te mantendrán siempre viviendo. ✨🌎✈️
New Zealand has to be the most magnificent work of art I’ve ever seen😍🤤Here’s a few shots as we cruised through Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park💚
Cloudy, snowy views from Little Lawson. Froze my toes and almost got blown off the mountain, but there's never a bad day in the mountains 🏔️🏔️
dogs and angels are not
very far apart
Charles Bukowski jk my dogs a monster.
thanks for keeping my feet toasty in the snow
What I love about climbing is that as you learn, you don't really get answers. You just get better questions. (John Green originally said this about science, but that's basically the same thing as climbing.)
Photo is of #rcwambassador @_taystreet
working The Bulge (5.11b) in Rock Canyon near Provo, Utah. Caption and photo by the lovely @annawenthome
Dashing through the snow... or just sliding down this icy mountain. I’ll let you decide.
Lately, I’ve noticed a theme threaded throughout various conversations I’ve had with others. So many people are feeling down or in the midst of a “funk.” Maybe it’s this time of year, which can bring on a hustle mentality and surge of business. People are crunching in end-of-the-year goals to perhaps gain a sense of accomplishment and productivity and…success. But what’s success if the cost is a healthy mind? After all, our mental wellness informs everything we do.
Seeking out breathtaking sites (such as Lone Pine Lake, pictured above) and prioritizing time outdoors has been very intentional for me. It’s healing, perspective-shifting, and plays a major role in alleviating feelings of anxiety, fear, and depression.
So, I wrote a contributor post on @mtnchicks
that highlights how the outdoors can improve mental wellness, whether your mental unease is chronic or temporary. Exploring nature has truly been a Godsend for me, providing nourishment to my mind, body, and soul. I wrote this piece from my heart, coupling research with personal experience. Link to the article is in my bio if you’re interested in reading it! 💛 Hope it helps.
Quand le soleil et la neige se rencontrent.
When Sun meets Snow.
“Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.” -John Muir
Rainy hikes are good for the soul (probably not good for this head cold I’ve had for a week, but🤷🏻♀️)☔️
S/O to @linabob
for always adventuring with me and making me laugh till I cry.