An inspired adventure blog

An inspired adventure blog

For the doers, the dreamers, the trekkers

On July 20th of this past year, I wrote the following:

My dreams are laughable. Seriously, laughable. ⠀⠀

I am going to be the much (much) smaller, female version of Tony Robbins for people who love the mountains and adventure. I am going to write a NY Times best seller about my experiences in the mountains and how they have translated into massive success in my life (NOTE: I almost deleted this sentence out of fear of failure, but I caught myself and am admitting it to...

It’s never mattered to me that I’m a woman who loves adventure. I don’t mean that in a negative way – I just never saw it as a limiting factor or as something that was even remotely out of the ordinary. As a young girl, I spent my days exploring the creek behind our house – digging up crawfish and searching for snakes, and, once, even outrunning an alligator (true story). I dangled from tree branches, watched anthills for hours and scampered...

I used to hate social media. In fact, in the midst of a difficult time in my life, I completely retreated from the internet in general. Most devastatingly, I stopped writing and I stopped connecting with other adventurers. It took me a few years to emerge from my own darkness, and in the process, I learned how to use social media as a tool for inspiration, rather than negativity. Instead of jumping down the rabbit hole of news, I put my...

I have a confession to make: I’ve been playing it safe. All along, I’ve known that I wasn’t living up to my true potential, and I was too afraid to change my situation. I was too afraid to leave my job: my fear of poverty and of being “irresponsible” was oppressively restricting. I was worried about what people would say – that I’m being silly, ridiculous and reckless. I was terrified of failure. These fears kept me trapped in...