This Quarantine has been a reset button for me, reboost for my mind and spirit, and learn to appreciate that my goals are a journey, and through the journey I will learn and also fall, but get back up every time. Learning from my mistakes. And help others in any way possible. Its the thought that even with a smile to someone who you didnt know needed it the most. Love conquers all. Everyone in pain is in my prayers.💕 #2020#NationalForest#Hike#FreshAir#AR#GoodFriendships
❝On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again.❞
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Do you love road trips?
I LOVE ROAD TRIPS! I love the open road and vast expanses of nature with music blasting.
With so many states opening back up, now is a great time to plan your summer road trip. Here are 5 key things to help you have a perfect road trip.
Click over to our blog to see the complete list of ❶❹ tips.
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❶ Road trips are huge bonding opportunity for families when done right. Sit down and ask each member of the family what they expect from themselves, from each other, and mostly from the experience itself.
❷ Learn to relax. As a mom, I’m always trying to juggle way too much. Try allowing room for imperfection and some mess. Find time in a hammock with a good book.
❸ While it’s easy to give in to cries for ice cream and burgers when everyone is tired and hungry, it’s better to have a plan ahead of time for these types of treats. Be proactive and everyone will be happier.
❹ Pace yourself. Remember, you don’t get a trophy at the end for the number of places your see, but you do get the memories of the experiences you create along the way, so enjoy the process of movement with flexibility and compassion for everyone’s needs.
❺ Have a mishap fund. Money can cause a lot of stress on a relationship, right? Our natural instinct is to spend money to prevent being uncomfortable, but I recommend budgeting in a way that forces you outside your comfort zone knowing that you have some reserve funds if you need to retreat back into your safety net.
Read the rest of our tips on the blog (link in bio)! Photo by @gabirobledo_
Located in Shortoff Mountain in Burke County, North Carolina, Shortoff Trail is a 5 mile hiking trail with beautiful views of lake James. It is a Strenuous climbing up to the mountain on the rocky trail with plenty of sports to view the beauty of nature. Wildflowers and interesting plants along the way make the hiking very entertaining. Be sure to wear sun screen and carry plenty of water as it doesn’t have much shade when hiking. .
Work with a view. Fixing the fence around the summer pasture for the stock animals. Fencing isn’t the most fun work but it’s nice to get the pasture ready for the horses and mules who do so much work for the forest!
[ad] Doing tree pose next to these beauties seemed like the perfect way to honor them 🙏🏻 ⠀
Want to know a secret for how you can plant a tree without ever leaving your house? Keep reading!
@BlackForestUSA is running an incredible initiative where they've committed $1.5MM to the National Forest Foundation (@NationalForests) to help plant 1.5 million trees across U.S. forests that have been impacted by wildfires by 2022.
But on top of that, Black Forest is working to build the first-ever Virtual National Forest and for every image YOU contribute, they'll donate an additional $1 to the cause (up to $50k)! ⠀
Here's how it works:
1) Use the #🐻❤️🌲 hashtag on any new or previously posted tree photo in your Instagram feed! Too easy.
2) Click the hashtag to explore and enjoy the beautiful virtual forest they've created so far - it's a great way to bring a little calm and serenity to your day
PS - the more times you use the hashtag, the more trees will be planted.
If you guys add to the Virtual National Forest, I'd love for you to tag me and I'll repost in my stories! ❤
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3 years ago changed my life. I had moved back home from Los Angeles after ending a 2 year long relationship with someone I thought was "the one." I was lost. My whole life gone and reset. I wasn't sure who I was anymore or what I was supposed to do with my life now. After some self pity and handling it the wrong way with drugs and alcohol, I decided to make a change. I wanted to find MY life. I wanted to go after what I wanted. I planned a 2 week road trip across North America. I flew into Calgary, Canada and ended in Eugene, Oregon. Within those 2 weeks I rediscovered my love for adventure, the outdoors, and photography. It set me on a new path that I wasn't aware of at the time. I only drove to Eugene because I had tickets to a @rebelutionmusic concert. Well along that drive I fell in love with Oregon. Before you know it God laid out this perfect plan in front of me and I got a job offer in Eugene. I moved from Illinois to the west coast for a second time in my life, but I knew this time would be different. When I got here it felt like home. I had been searching for something my whole life and I could feel that I finally found it. I also found a lot of happiness, great friends and an even better boyfriend. But I definitely couldn't have done it without my dog, Teddy, by my side. I'm not sure what I'm getting at with this.. but when life seems awful, just hold on and trust in the process because I promise there is something better out there if you just go after it ! #quarantinestories