This photo (top) was taken while hiking along the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon this past August, 2017. I definitely felt the best I have ever felt in my life, and it will always be one of my favorite memories, and not just because I'm flexing my muscles underneath the gorgeous Mt. Jefferson (which was off limits at the time due to a forest fire. Boo). I love this shot because I had to overcome so many internal and external obstacles to get to that point, and I didn't even stop there.
I ended up hiking 800 miles by myself without much backpacking experience. There were too many reasons to count for me to not do the hike, and many more for me to only do half of what I did. But I kept going. I kept hiking. I kept taking one step after the other even when blisters forced me to spend 45 minutes each morning taping up my feet before hiking 25 miles. I kept going even when forest fires threatened to close the entire trail in Oregon. I kept going even when thunderstorms were chasing my friend and I and we had no other choice but "just keep walking."
Later down the trail, I kept going even as I was running out of food with at least a day and half left before getting into town, and then magically running into two separate weekend backpackers who graciously and randomly offered me their extra food. On the same day. Talk about a miracle!
Magic like this happened all the time, and continues to happen, even off trail. And I make it a point to seek it out. That is who I am these days. I guess I've always been that way, but now I'm more aware of who I am and who I am not. And I don't apologize for any of it anymore. And THAT is the ultimate goal for my coaching and healing work. I want my clients to ultimately KNOW who they are not be afraid to actually BE that person, regardless of what others think. It may not be fun or comfortable all the time, but it is real. It is authentic. And it's the only chance we have a truly happy and fulfilling life. So if you are ready for this kind of authentic experience, this is the coaching work for you. You will not regret it! Sign up for a free discovery call HERE!