I pulled this beauty out of the ice today. Brr though. With ice fishing, the misery seems to just be part of the experience. I wouldn't wake up at 230 am and sit outside freezing for much else. #commitmentjustshyofdiamonds
The cutest tracks to follow, my favorite dad and my favorite dog. I get this far behind constantly. I'm that wayyyy back adventure pal seeing a moment, then taking the time to capture a memory. I love looking through my photos from a while ago and seeing a forgotten moment that takes me right back. Yip, that's why I like photography. To every lovely pic is attached a backstory. All those little stories equal my beautiful life.
My dad and I doing a little backcountry XC today. My dad is old enough that I wonder how much longer he'll be willing to trek around the woods with me. I gotta soak it in. That's what I've been up to today, savoring this view with that trademark wool hat.
I've been thinking I'd go on this hike again in a few years because it was so hard. I'd ssssoooo gladly go right meow. Planning out all the places I want to go in summer is giving me cabin fever freals.
Well this was a stellar evening! When you roll into town on a date with yourself you never know how it's going to go. Usually when I push myself out of my comfort zone it ends up being an experience. That's what I'm here for, soaking up the experiences. #adventurewhore
Who else would get up at 5am to hike through two miles of ice for this view? 🙋i just completed my evening with seeing the play, The Book of Mormon. Two bucket list items in one big day. Check check, checkin off my dreams. Also, now I have music to get stuck in my head other than the Greatest Showman soundtrack
I'm off sugar and recreation outside isn't feeling sweet enough! I've started saying "I'm sorry for what I said when I was off sugar". My 6 year old daughter chimed in and said, "I'm sorry for what I said when I said I was pregnant." 😂 #proudparent
When she is annoyed we got caught in a storm and I'm still stopping to take photos. She retaliated with the lowest form of combat...the imitation. Dammit though, she nailed it. I do look exactly like this. #sickburn
Since I'm sick of snow....reminiscing on some fall views. Plusss, I didn't have to hike for this. Although right about now I'd punch a grandma for a snowless peak to climb. Yeah, it's that serious. #cabinfeverisrealyo
I am loving how the clouds get stuck on that tallest peak. My bestie and I walked to this middle of this frozen lake and had some coffee. I was feeling all good about my level of adventurousness until I saw all these backcountry skiers coming down the mountains. That put my badassery back in check. I was out there sipping hot coffee and trekking a giant lopsided heart into the snow....not very badass!
I have had a hard time breathing lately (months actually) and it scared me. This same type of breathlessness was the main symptom that led to my diagnosis of lymphoma 6 years ago. Turns out a hiatal hernia is all I have going on now. Phew.
For the past few months breathlessness has halted one of my favorite things, hiking. Now that I'm on the mend, and have been back to exploring, I'm reminded of this moment I had last summer. I made this video that I kept to myself until now. I'm feeling the same feelings again. Grateful I'm okay. Jazzed for the return of my zest for life. Fighting tears that I'm okay and still have more world to explore, more moments to savor, and more love to experience before I'm gone.
I love a new year. It's a time of reflection on the previous year and a time to fine tune what is wanted from life. 2017,
and the hike in this video, was the first time I went on a big hike alone. 9 miles with 3400 feet of elevation gain was out of my comfort and fitness zones. I recall constantly telling myself "I can do hard things" whilst I dragged my tired thighs passed scary piles of hairy bear shit. I had wanted to hike this peak for a long time but always put it off. I put it off for the high difficulty and I put it off because no one could/would go with me. I'm ever grateful I grew a pair and just did it. I kept doing it, hiking, for the rest of the year. I saw some bonerific views AND felt like a dipshit for not previously taking advantage of "my backyard". My appetite for exploring only grew and I can't wait to see what I can gander in 2018.
I'm alive. Years ago I was seriously faced with the reality that life is short. I've been reminded of that fact recently. My life may or may not be long. Either way, I'm going to gather ever moment I can, like an episode of hoarders, but lovely instead of full of dead cats and bottles of piss. 2018, I will sponge every minute moment I can.
I got some quality time canoodling with my favorite mountains today. Old man winter isn't putting up much of a fight yet so my snow shoes stayed strapped to my bag most of the day. Hooray says my lazy ass!
This the most perfect gift for me! It's a waterproof backpack to tote around my camera. Being able to set everything down in the snow while I snap some photos is👌🏻I love it and love every other Ogio bag I have thanks to my stepbrother.
Literally within the span of one year, I started it traveling to Louisiana, went to work my dream job at Walt Disney World in Orlando, came back home and went to San Antonio & South padre with my family, celebrated my birthday in New York City, then made a spontaneous trip to California and saw Hollywood & Disneyland for the first time. Thanks to my parents for always making my dream come true. If you know you know I hate to stay in one place for a long time & this year was the epitome of it. My wanderlust took me places I had been a 100 times to places I had never even seen before. So basically 2017 was pretty awesome. Hope 2018 can match up and I travel to way more places. #wanderlustaf#wanderlust counting November of last year I went to Chicago too so let's count it 😋
I had to put down my handful of cheetos to open a blender bottle to make a meal replacement shake and thought....this entire scenario sums up my body type perfectly. Yeah.....sometimes I replace meals with perfectly balanced powdered nutrition but don't think I'm going to let anyone bear the burden of eating cheetos alone.
Going to do everything in my power to remember this moment forever: chillin on the edge of the western most part of mainland Europe while catching my last sunset after three weeks exploring Southern Spain & Portugal solo.... feeling bummed it was over in what seemed like a flash, yet liberated and free and wanderlust as all hell. This craving will never end..... 🙆🏼♀️😍🌍 #ILOVEPORTUGAL#BURYMEHERE#wanderlustAF
I've got a thing for tree lines and I got double with this view. Lucky me. I feel fortunate to be surrounded by so much beauty. It demands much, where I live. It's limiting and wants to cover options with ice. It's also giving if one will only appreciate it for what it is. Yes. I'm drinking. On a Tuesday.
Stuff I'd never thought I'd have to say as a mom-"No, those underwear aren't too small. You have your leg in the waist hole. Stop saying your nuts are hanging out. Stop making me say it! Girls don't have nuts."