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"Hey guys! @memoirs_of_aicacia
here for Day 3 of the Arêt Instagram takeover 😬 As a native Austinite, I grew up around some real rock climbing, but it wasn’t until I went to college in Louisiana (GEAUX TIGERS 💜💛🐯) that I was really introduced to the sport.
When I first started climbing about 7.5 years ago, my friend @legrimper
was my first climbing mentor. He took me under his wing and taught me all about climbing technique, footwork, and body position. I began to see climbing as a super intricate puzzle, and I was HOOKED 🎣
In an industry filled with men, my inspirations have always been strong women, like climbing legends @_linacolina_
But because I can take things way too seriously, I also really look up to the women that maintain a positive, care-free outlook even when things don’t go their way. For me, these role models have been @heatherlweidner @meaganmartin89
The most difficult hurdle that I’ve had to overcome in climbing was learning to detach my value and worth from my climbing. Even though climbing was something that I loved doing and dedicated most of my time to, there was so much more to me than climbing. Once I accepted that my worth wasn’t dependent on my accomplishments, it lifted a ton of pressure off my shoulders and gave me the freedom to climb for me 🤗
This year I’d like to get back to some of my favorite destinations like Squamish and the Red, but there are also some new destinations that I’d like to check out, like the New and Yangshuo, China 🐼 Now that I’ve had a nice mental break from climbing, I’m psyched to get back to training with @powercompanyclimbing
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the @aretbasewear
TOURA top, it’s time to TREAT YOSELF 👑 This top is so incredibly comfy that you will only ever take it off because you fear that wearing it every day for two weeks straight could be seen as having poor hygiene 🤷🏻♀️ But it’s not. They’re just that amazing 👌🏼#readysetaret #aretbasewear #getyousome