I love the beauty in the sunset. I love to sit still and hold hands with my sweetie. If we talk, it’s with whispers. Life is crazy busy and we don’t always get the chance to take time out to enjoy this or the weather doesn’t cooperate, but when it does....take the time. You won’t regret it.
Life doesn’t have to be spent always in the fast lane. How much do you miss when you speed past? I love Adventure Days spent with my hubby. No plan. Just driving. Stopping where we want. Picking a road not traveled and going for it. 🌲
Built 1916-1918 this bridge was hailed as the longest concrete span in the world at the time. How cool is that? Awesome that it is still here and we can drive across it. Take the time to explore, you’ll always find something new😊
Conditioning got me complaining but I'm getting closer to my goals thanks to people who sometimes have to pull me up a mountain. It's never been easy for me to exercise but I am going into 2018 a little stronger than last year and with a better knowledge of what "difficult" and "strenuous" feels like. 💪 Here's to toting more 35 lb packs at peppy paces
2017 was a full year. I’ve been processing it more this past week and in the end I think you have to take the good and the bad. Hold them in your hand and say “this is it”. There were such highs. Literal mountains. And there were lows - deep questions asked that I still don’t know the answers to fully.
I have pushed myself mentally and physically farther than I’ve ever gone - both in mountaineering and in my career. There have been sleepless nights working trauma at the hospital, adventures outside the country to see new places and even traveling on my own for the first time. I have been cared for by so many people in this year and I wouldn’t be where I’m at were it not for the continuing support of people who listen to me, encourage me to be more fearless and challenge me to ask what I really believe to be true about myself and the world.
I go into 2018 with a hope for clarity of goals and dreams and self. For increased strength and endurance (literal and emotional haha). For the opportunity to be more generous and caring. I hope to take my fear that I carry on a daily basis and embrace it, breath through it and keep an open heart with it. I am not the strongest, the fastest, the smartest but i am blessed - and I hope to bless others this year too. If you made it this far into this photo caption turned essay - 😘. My word for 2018 is “Courage”.