Join @11thessential @granitegear & @thegroundskeepers tomorrow, as we celebrate Good Friday and Earth Day (a little early) with #dogoodfriday ! The best part? You can join from wherever you are! On Friday, April 19th, hit the trails or waterways and pack your #11thessential and leave it better than you found it! When you return from your adventure, post the photos of your stewardship on Instagram with the hashtag #dogoodfriday and tag the @11thEssential and @thegroundskeepers. That’s all it takes to be entered to win some awesome prizes including a Granite Gear backpack, 11th Essential swag, prizes from Kula Cloth and Backpacker's Bistro and more!! Just make sure your photo is posted by April 21 to be eligible. 5 winners will be selected on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd! Happy Trails! 🌲 . . . . . #goodfriday#hike#creation#womenwhohike#peoplewhohike#optoutside#thrivehudson#threeriversparkdistrict#mnstateparks
Guys...be honest with me. Does anyone - anywhere - EVER - get a decent night’s sleep in a bivvy bag?! • I’ve nailed down the comfort (we’re talking happy socks, hot water bottle, eye mask, Audible) but, no matter how cosy I get, I CANNOT drift off 😂 • Don’t get me wrong, I love to watch the stars (or, in this trip’s case, clouds), but a bit of shut-eye would be nice 😎😴 • #getoutside#almostdefinitelyoutside#wildcamping
A sort of extension of my last post...⠀ ⠀ It’s easy to find people to just exist with, or near; for example, I’ve found that there is no shortage of people to go out to eat with, to gossip with, to get drinks with, to share space with in general... and those things are all fine, I suppose...but I’m not incredibly interested in spending my moments on them.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ I AM incredibly interested in spending my moments with people who encourage and talk (deeply) and DO and ask and tell and inspire and make a damn MARK. I’m fortunate to, throughout the masses of people just existing, have found people who are, and do, so much more. Here’s to my people; the ones who have seen the best of me, the worst of me, the weak moments, the strong ones, and the beauty in the struggle. You’re all so much more important than you’ll ever know... whether you’ve been around for a minute or for many milestones, you’re cherished.
I was going to do a Grati-Tuesday 😆 but then life happened... so now it’s Thankful Thursday! 🙌🏽✨ . . So many signs and reminders have showed up in front of me lately, reminding me to be grateful and to acknowledge the gifts and blessings I have received from life, God, Source, the Universe, basically all of the above 😉 so I’m pausing in this moment to truly reflect on all I have received, all I have created and manifested, and all that I have been given. And how truly amazing that my list keeps growing and growing! . . Whether you’re pushing through some struggles or feeling on the top of the world, there’s always something to be grateful for. It can be as simple as thanking your body for getting up in the morning, thanking your heart and your lungs for giving you breath and life. It can be something small, like showing gratitude for the cleansing and renewing shower you take today (or tomorrow if you’re a hippy like me ☺️) and for the food on your table. . . Acknowledging and giving thanks for the blessings, fortunes, and all around goodness we receive opens the gates for more wonderful things to blossom and flourish. So I’m challenging myself to start and end each day with specific gratitude, acknowledging what I have created in my world and what I have been given and blessed with on my path. And I challenge you to do the same! . . What are you grateful for today? Check out my story to see mine! 😉🌿✨ Happy Thankful Thursday loves! . . (Also, Alfie in this pic cracks me up! 😆 can you spot him? He’s always sniffing around somewhere!) . . #throwback#thursday#thankful#grateful#gratitude#positivevibes#goodvibes#uplifting#earth#energy#raiseyourvibration#spiritualawakening#higherconsciousness#feedyoursoul#travel#love#nature#outdoors#meditation#hike#womenwhohike#sheisthewild#sheexplores#wilderness#sedona#vortex#earthiesoul
Taking photos is not my thing, which is a strange thing to say for someone who considers herself a photographer. I don’t like being in front of the camera. It took about 30 photos to get this one yesterday, and I’m still not happy about it. Things I see when I see this photo: - I look old - My head has a funny shape - My hair doesn’t look great - I’ve gained more weight than I would like to admit and it shows - Who am I kidding in those boots? - That dress is too short ------ All the things I wish I’d seen on first glance: - I look happier than I used to - I have more colour on my cheeks - The dress makes me look happy and colourful - The dress model suits me - The high heels make me stand up tall and not slouch -I got to spend time with my family while taking this photo - The sun was out - I got outside of the house ----- Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to be kind to yourself. To recognise where you’ve come from, that you really did come a long way. And that it’s ok that you are not there yet. And that it’s the people in your life that make life good. And that it’s ok to ask for help. 5/100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #100daysofadventures #adventureculture #everytrailconnects #freshairandfreedom #getoutstayout #goatworthy #keepitwild #liveyouradventure #optoutside #radgirlslife #sheexplores #staywild #thegreatoutdoors #wearethewild #wildernessbabes #womenwhohike #wanderlust #neverstopexploring #selflove#loveyourself#roadtorecovery#bossbabe#womeninbusiness#ladyboss#entrepreneur#empoweringwomen
Before I left Canada, I didn't have many plans for what this adventure would look like. I still don't know exactly where I'm going or how long I'll travel for this year. Instead, I just mapped out the first month or so (being in/around London) and made four commitments to myself. First and foremost, if at anytime my mental health doesn't feel ok, I won't feel bad about reaching out to people, changing plans or even booking a flight home. Second, I want to go on one new walk/hike each week. Third, I want to be mindful about how much waste I'm creating. And fourth, I want to find a way to make this experience educational. Everyone's travel style is different, and I'm still learning about mine. I know I'm not interested in travelling for the sake of travelling, and I'm also not someone who creates a massive itinerary of things to do/see/eat. I prefer to move slow, spend time with locals, try to live as though I am one, and learn about the place I am temporarily calling home. All of this is to say that I wasn't sure how I wanted to document this adventure... but the answer was always there, in my commitments + travel style! And at the end of the day, I just want my grandma to be able to see where I am and know what's on my mind. More pictures + thoughts for grandma, coming right up. xx