I love to spend time on the trail, the more the better. However I can’t always be on the trail. So it had me start thinking what this name means to me. Some of my greatest insights and connections about myself happen outdoors on a trail or when I’m traveling.
On the trails, you can encounter challenges such as unexpected rain, mud, rocks, roots, you take the wrong trail and get lost. I have fallen off of my mountain bike and hit trees. Ouch! There have been summits I have been hiking and questioned my ability to get to the top. I have fallen, been tired but I have to keep going to get back. I must keep going.
There is so much beauty in nature. I have been inspired over and over again by majestic of nature. I have returned to life feeling empowered, strong, like I can do anything and take on the world.
So I ask again, what is an Adventure Inspired Life?
It is taking all of that and bringing into my life, my work with clients, my personal life as I face challenges, decisions. It’s bringing all of the inspiration, the power I felt, the strength I gained to move past challenges even when I am not on a trail, but in the adventure of life. It’s when I fall on my face, I am able to pick myself off the ground, shake off the dirt and keep going.
I hike to take time for me, to breathe, to heal, to feel joy and be in awe. it reminds of how beautiful this world can be and how amazing nature is. It reminds me of how strong I am, how capable I am, how committed to something I can be. I am able to get a new perspective on my thoughts and make some shifts. Hiking brings out the best version of myself, muddy, sweaty, smelly and all.
What does this mean for every day life?
I can be to just slow down, breathe and be in the persent. I can easily get caught up int he to do’s and technology. But it’ so good to put that aside and take breaks. In the mountains I can stop and take deep breaths of mountain air, I can slow down at home and breathe as well.
It means to take time to refuel and renergize. I can’t help others if I'm exhausted and lost my passion. It means taking time to find peace on the trail, so I can find peace in other areas of my life. It reminds me I can find stillness and listen to what’s around me. In my life I can find stillness, slow down and really listen to what’s important and be present for others.
An adventure inspired life means approaching failure as an opportunity to learn, not as defeat. It means constantly learning from my mistakes and successes, and having a mindset of constant growth.
An adventure inspired life means making the most out of ever possible moment. Remembering what is important. Living in the moment, not dreaming of the future.I live with intention. Stand in my power. Live out Loud. Push my edge beyond the comfort zone. I continue to grow, expand, feel inspired, breathe, be unshakeable in my confidence, I can breathe and love fully expressed.
What does it mean for you?
JUST A THOUGHT:
Maybe the journey isn't so much as becoming anything.
Maybe it's about un-becoming everything that really isn't you so you can become who you were meant to be in the first place. ~ Paulo Coelho