🚫Disclaimer: I am MUCH less exciting these days.
I assume many of you follow me to see those jaw dropping views of the Canadian Rockies that I'm so blessed to live right beside. And while that will of course continue; the pictures, the stories, and in general the effort will be less than it has been on this platform.
To be honest, I'm kind of boring. Trust me, it's been quite a journey to come to peace with that when the most epic of adventures are right in my backyard. I go to the gym in the mornings, go to work at a busy and rewarding job during the day, and come home and study. I try to get out to the mountains on the weekends when I can. I have a steady and wonderful relationship, a cat, and 15 vacation days a year. Every hike I’ve done lately has felt just a little bit “less” as I am so ready to challenge myself in the outdoors with a lot more learning and pushing. I want to learn to snowboard, and ski tour, and ice climb and everything in between this winter. That being said I have made the choice to prioritize a masters and a busy career right now, as well as carving out time for the relationships that matter the most.
This app has its wonderful qualities and the not so wonderful. One thing I’ve learned is it’s not exactly forgiving if you choose to limit your time and energy on it. It’s something I’m still very engaged with and I love sharing my adventures with you guys and am excited to continue to use this space to write, encourage, and ask questions. But there’s times when I don’t have the content, time or energy to post. And when I’m far too Dutch to buy that felt hat or aztec blanket to get the perfect shot. Or when I spend a weekend holed up with my finance textbook because that’s just what needs to happen. Anyways, don’t mind me. Just a little disclaimer on my “boring” priorities that I’m actually quite excited about and a reminder that doing you is always the best plan✌️📸 @jerboych
31501144:26 AM Nov 7, 2018
26 trips on this big beautiful world around the sun 🌎🎉 What a year it’s been! Most importantly, I have been so blessed to work, study, and play with @jerboych and my incredible family and friends by my side. This past year I got to try my hand at new outdoor adventures like rock climbing, ice climbing, and skiing, to start a masters program, to camp and explore the Canadian Rockies, to learn, to grow, to challenge and to be challenged, and to work on slowly figuring out who I am, what I’m convicted of, and who holds me in His hands. Excited to see what 26 has in store! ✌️
56261382:45 PM Nov 18, 2018
Unintentionally matching our car. 🤷🏼♀️ but in other news, I know it’s basically winter out here in the mountains but I’m just not done thinking about how perfect fall was. ✨
A classic case of me looking at the elevation left to gain and wondering, why do I do this to myself again? 🤔
Swipe right to find out where I always find my answer ✌️
Taking in a few last warm (ish) days with limited snow in Kananaskis Country 🇨🇦
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Anyone else ever have that feeling of doubt that just creeps in every so often?
Could be about your own work, not wanting to disappoint others, your relationships, your faith, your career path, etc.
I know that feeling all too well, and there are days when I wonder about my own impact, the work I do, how I’m maintaining my relationships and if I’m doing any of these well. But what I’ve learned through these times of doubt is:
•talk it out! you can lean on those around you, no one is perfect and the ones who matter will understand this
•it is okay to analyze yourself and where you stand, just don’t get so focused on being critical of yourself that you forget all the /other important things, like thankfulness, appreciation, kindness, and generosity
•once you’re done being critical, get up and do something! It’ll help immensely to just move but also you get something done in the process!
Don’t just jump when they tell you to jump. Remind yourself why you do what you do!! Then jump when you want to jump and don’t let your own doubts hold you down!🤗💃🏻
Isolation is what we need sometimes. We yearn for moments of solitude to help clear our conscious and focus on what truly matters. It helps shed light on new perspectives of old problems. .
What if we sought out solitude regularly; would we still be suffocated by the expectations of societal norms?