"Believe you can and you're halfway there." -- Roosevelt. It's the start of school in the states and while I'm not starting school my sisters are all starting a new year so I get to hear all about it. The emotions vary from excitement to self doubt and beyond. I strongly believe if you just keep telling yourself you "can" do something you will ultimately succeed so I keep telling my sister "fake it till you make it". Take this hike for example. I was overwhelmingly unprepared. But I believed I could do it and I did. I'd have to say the views were worth it. ❤️
Part 2 of 2 of our hiking adventure on Mount Shasta...AKA "keep on keeping on." On our way to the summit! One of the best hiking experiences I've had...thank you @rip_n_sip for being a great partner and for keeping us both safe! #LetsDoThis#KeepItSimple#BeWild#BeWeird#LiveYourLife
The Alps Color Project - Brown - 2/9.
Building cairns along our trails became our way of celebrating and thanking the earth for the beautiful mountains and trails. Our location determined whether the stones were brown or gray. This time we got brown!
Once in a while I self-remind my favorite quote: "The life begins at the end of your comfort zone". The unnecessary comfort zone designed for me by the modern life is so embedded in the culture that I take it for granted and seldom question it. I call it unnecessary because it doesn't have any root in my basic needs shaped by evolution. Not long ago we were among so many animals, everyday thriving for survival. And now in the safe modern life I often do not think of what I have as total bonus. Instead, I am locked in my fulltime job, so scared of losing a permanant income to maintain my unnecessities.
I beleive an exciting life begins out of this comfort zone, even though it may seem unstable, unclear and uncomfortable from inside comfort zone... Let's leave the comfort zone!
Ice bathing is getting closer now with rain and 10 c in the air, but I think the sea is a little bit warmer than the air still. 🛀 So jump in the water if you think Lofoten is to cold. 😄💙💦 it's warmer.