On the way home from our little road trip we stopped in St. George for this fun hike, 1.8 miles to the cave and relatively flat until the end. Another bonus it’s just outside the south entrance of Snow Canyon State Park so you don’t have to pay.
I was reflecting today while walking the dog and I realized I still care what you think.
I may act like I don’t but there’s a part of me that still does...and it’s holding me back. It’s holding me back from living up to my potential, it’s getting in the way of the growth I know I’m capable of.
Maybe you can relate. Maybe you get stuck in the trap of worrying what everyone else thinks about your actions too. But the truth is, all that really matters is what YOU think.
There are moments when I feel a nudge to reach out to you and encourage you as a part of the community that’s changed my life, but sometimes a little voice gets in the way and says “don’t bother her.” And so I don’t send you that message, but days, weeks even years go by and I wonder what if I had. How could have extending a hand to you have changed your life?
Thinking about how much of an impact this experience has had in my life over the last 4 years, I feel guilty for not better sharing it with you, knowing that it can impact your life in so many ways. Because...you deserve community, encouragement, mindset growth and the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle too.
This decade, I want to worry less about what you think, and more about how I can serve you. I want to be more worried about showing up for you than what you think when I do. And I hope the same for you too, it’s time to focus on the shiz that really matters, because no one’s opinions ever pay our bills.
This definitely feels vulnerable to talk about, but I want to keep it real. I want you to come to my page because I keep it REAL and you can relate, not because it looks like a highlight reel. So, thanks for continuing to show up, today I’m vowing to better show up for you.
1 192 hours ago
The other day, my sister and I were watching the Amazon firestick's auto slideshow (iykyk) and every picture that popped up was of a beautiful landscape showing off a distant part of the world.
While we were admiring the beautiful images displayed on our screen my sister asked me, "why do you think people are so drawn to mountains and other grand landscapes?"
It took me a minute to answer because I wanted to really let the question sink in. What I ended up saying is that we humans are drawn to intense scale and depth because it makes us feel small and somewhat powerless in comparison to ourselves.
I don't have words to explain the feeling I get when I stand on the edge of a cliff or gaze up at a mountain that is thousands of feet taller than I am, but I will say this: I am constantly being humbled by nature and reminded that I'm not the center of the universe. I think we can all be reminded of that sometimes and for me personally, I find that nature never fails to refresh my memory.
I know my answer is one of many probable answers so I will turn the question to you - why do you think people are so drawn to mountains and other grand landscapes?
9 2322 hours ago
One thing I love about myself is that I am a very purpose driven person. I'm good at figuring out what I want and how to get it. I'm good at narrowing down what is important to me and the world, then doing the work.
I had such a great time at the Self Love event with @utahyogacollective, but you all are my friends and I really want to know, what do you love about yourself? I want to change the dialogue of how we think and speak about ourselves. The standard shouldn't be self loathing & deprecation, it should be self love!
I told you I’d come back and see you in the winter, didn’t i?
5 1,0484 hours ago
All of this crazy snow we got in Michigan this past weekend is getting me sooo excited for our annual family ski trip coming up next month!! I cannot believe this will be our 10TH consecutive year!
Don’t let us fool you tho...it may be called a “ski trip” but our fam is definitely better at handling the shot ski than the skis themselves 😂
Do you ski or snowboard??
If so, where are some of your favorite places to go? We would love to plan a trip out west someday!!
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1 12310 hours ago
Zion National Park, er PERFEKT til lange vandreture, frokoster i det fri og bare nyde den gode udsigt! ⛰🚶🏼♂️🚶🏼♀️
1 1710 hours ago
When you drive up to the Valley of the Gods, it is hard NOT to imagine that Zeus or some other otherworldly creature lives at the top. Especially when the vultures and crows here are so massive! There are so many fun hikes through this area, and during the winter (Nov-March) the place is literally desert-ed ;) get it .... It was fun to run amuck with our dogs and just enjoy the peaceful desert surroundings.
There is something about the iconic red barn that just speaks of country living. Coming from an urban life style, I can only imagine what country living is like. It is fun to imagine a slower pace of life feeding chickens, milking cows, and attending to other chorus related to farm life. Then I think about all those animals need their pens cleaned out on a daily bases, and urban life starts looking good again.
In the end, it’s the journey that matters, not the destination, right?
For those who agree, Angels Landing is definitely a location that should make it to your “must-see” list.
Basically, it is a rock formation in Zion National Park (Utah, USA). However, the majority of travelers admit that it’s the 5-mile round trip trail that leads to Angels Landing that really makes the place so special.
The hike will take you around 3-5 hours. Anyone in an average physical condition can conquer Angels Landing. However, do bear in mind that the journey can be mentally challenging.
Imagine vertigo-inducing heights and chain-assisted rock scrambling sections. The grand finale is a climb along the narrow ridge. Of course, you will be surrounded by incredible views at all times ;)
The best time to hike is in summer, spring, and fall.
Today’s my last day off before heading back to the friendly sky tomorrow. I’ve been off since mid-December so no complaints here. It’s been an amazing mini-retirement with solo trips to the desert, ice castles, skiing, family in and out of town and hiking. Also, least you be too jealous, my daughter was out of school the majority of my time off which also meant trips to the trampoline place, the kids fun park and @chuckecheese. It’s all about balancing that work, play and family life.
Winter is certainly my down time from retreats and flying due to the amount of time school is out. Can’t say I’m mad at my situation at all. Here’s to hoping commuting tomorrow goes well!
Yeah I know I just left Utah 3 days ago but someone already has flight tickets to go back in 3 weeks 🤷♀️ I’ll be speaking at the business summit for @grandcountyut this time around but of course, I’ve got to spend some time in my beloved national parks!
Here’s some of my upcoming destinations in the coming months and I’d love to know if any of you have been there and would be willing to share some tips? -Des Moines, Iowa -San Antonio, Texas -MOAB, Utah - Park City, Utah
- Fort Myers, Florida - Washington DC - Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin - Chicago, Illinois - San Diego, California - Maui, Hawaii •
Travel as much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.
Our 2019 road trip story is up on my stories! A compilation of “some” of photos I took during our adventure. Enjoy!
The Narrows trail is the narrowest section of Zion Canyon. This gorge, with walls a thousand feet tall and the river, is one of the most popular areas in Zion National Park. I was there in Dec hiked with my sister. We were hitting snow storm that week. Bad luck, most photos were blurry.
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I rarely make it out for sunset on day hikes anymore... but this one was worth it💛🧡💖 Hike this short, fun and easy overlook in Utah. Best part is, it’s not a crowded trail and the views are worth it😍
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Some intergalactic light play in Utah. Beaming @jeffmooreoutdoors up in this one. A couple light panels for the rock formation, the right alignment of the Milky Way, and a headlamp.
21 1,24412 January, 2020
Hello everyone! I’m back from being busy and lazy! Wooooooo! Glad to see you all asking about me and such, it’s awesome how many friends I have on here. I love it! Lots of trips and pictures coming soon to make up for my absence! Also, we went on a road trip this week. It was way fun! I don’t know who’s kid we picked up along the way, but he’s ours now.