November 18 #gratitude . . I am thankful that this year I have done so many things to overcome my fears. It’s easy to get caught up in not doing things just because you’re afraid. Sometimes it takes doing the things that bring you the most fear so that you can overcome being held back from all of the things that can bring you joy. . . I used to be scared to set foot on a trail I didn’t know and to do things in life that I wasn’t pretty sure of the outcome. This year I have hiked 51 new trails and each time I do it it spreads over into other parts of my life. I realize that I can plan and research but I won’t know all of the opportunities for joy and mistakes until I hit that trail or make each decision in life. Each day is a new memory of how I did. How I tried. How I lived. . . Yesterday I volunteered to be the driver to my snow shoe adventure. Several years ago I experienced an event that has left me unable to drive in snow and ice and at times even gravel because of the feeling. I’ve had times where I have started to black out while driving because of the level of anxiety and remembering that event and the fear I felt. Yesterday there was snow, ice and slush. Not a lot.... but I drove on it. I went really slow and I pulled off for anyone who came up behind me. I drank my kava tea and did some breathing exercises. I made it to the destination safely. I know I need more practice over the next month but that first step is usually the hardest. . ❓What first step have you taken lately or will be taking to overcome a fear? . . “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela . . . . . . . . . 💓 #PNW #nature #washingtonstate #theNWadventure #lifeofadventure #wanderlust #nwisthebest #upperleftusa #thatpnwlife #herpnwlife #opt#optoutside #neverstopexploring #adventurethatislife #hiking #lifeiswonderful #werehikers #explorewashington #visitrainier #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #livewashington #natureaddict #overcomingfear #herwanderfullife #womenwhohike #snow #getoutside #pnwoutdoorwomen #optoutside
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I don't know about you... But my favourite part of a hike through the woods is the stairs... 😶
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Life as it should be🌺🌴🌊
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Storm | 2017 | #MezenPhoto
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I shore love this place⚓️
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35mm PanF burbs. #racquetfilm
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