Taking Paths Less Traveled

Joyful Hiker. Mother. Teacher. Adventurer.

In mid June, I went on a solo backpacking trip on the PCT. My path took me nearly 40 miles from Kennedy Meadows to Lone Pine. Everyone has been saying things to me like “That’s badass!” or “I’m so proud of you!” Yet, I feel like an impostor. Let me explain. I have been preparing …

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My therapist said something to me one time that really stuck with me. “You don’t want to be blown away by every wind.” It was really profound because I realized that I was getting yanked around flying through the air by all the bullshit around me. Instead I grounded myself and remembered to be like …

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No one ever writes about how to get the daily necessities of life. They just try to sell you on a pipe dream that excludes reality. Think happy thoughts and you’ll be rich… Despite the commercial feel to it all, I will persevere through and give those happy thoughts a try.

Being a mom has many joys and challenges. It has brought to me countless sleepless nights as well as infinite moments of awe about the human species. The world I see possible as I watch my children explore, grow and develop into persons all their own is a fascinating journey. Yet, as a mother I …

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