One year ago today, I called my academic advisor to let her know I would not finish the last semester of my college engineering degree.
I didn’t even tell my parents that I had made this decision until I had already signed the out-boarding paperwork because I knew they would try to talk me out of my decision.
To say that this decision to leave my future as a geological engineer behind happened overnight would be lie. Because it wasn’t that simple. Dropping out of school was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done in my entire life.
I’d worked my butt off to earn my education without student loans, but after doing intensive research into what my career would entail, I held a pit in my stomach for almost two years when I realized it was not going to be the path that gave me purpose or fulfillment in life. The promised salary and benefits just didn’t seem like enough.
But what was a “high school valedictorian with such a bright future” supposed to do if she didn’t graduate college and didn’t pursue that successful adult career everyone always thought she would?
I’m so glad that I stopped listening to my head and started listening to my heart to venture off the path that I thought for so long I was supposed to follow. Now I am realizing that success and being in control of our time is 100% possible - because I’m living proof.
Today’s digital revolution is giving people like myself access to utilize online marketing as a profession… and in the meantime we get to better ourselves and inspire others to live their best life.
I’m looking for the motivated people who are sitting in society’s version of “success” but just don’t feel fulfilled… just like I was.
I will mentor you past the mistakes I made and teach you how to create an automated business online to start living a life that is filled with passion and purpose.
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It‘s over, when it‘s over... 🍂⛰💔 But what about hiking in winter? Is it a thing?
Any recommendations / must see places? 🙏🏼
Rest, Relaxation, Adequate Sleep & Stress Management all play a vital role in our health. ✨
Cortisol & melatonin are the two main hormones that help regulate our energy levels. Cortisol, known as the stress hormone, keeps us awake, alert & energized. Melatonin, known as the sleep hormone, helps us relax, unwind & sleep at night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When these hormones become unbalanced, side effects such as irritability, malnutrition, poor concentration, weight loss/weight gain, low energy, headaches, heart palpitations, anxiety, depression, slow metabolism and/or weakened immune often occur. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The last two years, I’ve had a hard time trying to create the right flow of all of these hormones. My stress levels were unbeleivably HIGH while my energy levels were extremely low I was working 2 part time jobs, trying to raise a family while also jump starting my career - on top of that, trying to have a social life AND keep up with my IG - sooner than I knew ... BURNOUT & DEPRESSION!
Remember, Prevention is key! We must, recognize the signs & symptoms before it gets to late - then take action! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here are some personal self care tips that helped me get out of my funk: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Forced Relaxation
2. Quality conversations.
3. Helping others - the less time I spent thinking about myself, and started helping out others, helped keep my mind positive.
4. Daily physical activity, even if it’s small.
5. Stepped out of my comfort zone & met some new friends.
6. Stopped caring so much about what other people thought of me
7. CBD, Hemp & THC
8. Soul searching through painting, drawing & creating.
9. Seeing Medical Professionals & finally obtaining Health Insurance ( that was huge ) also - Anti anxiety medication ( it's not for everyone, but it can be worth a try - I was resistant at first, but finally found something that worked for me). Don't ashamed if this ends up being your route.
10. Drawing closer to nature, God & the outdoors. ——————————————————————✨What’s helped you get through the hard times & come out on top? Would love your advice!✨💛
That Friday feeling! Don’t know why, but this week just flew by for us. Regardless, we are ready to get outside and get active! Who else is with us?
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I wanted to share one of my favorite photos with you all 💛. I took it a couple years ago... When life got hard & I opened a credit card to get a free flight to the French Alps. We can run from our problems, and I did it for years, cavalier & stubborn, until one day I couldn’t escape them no matter where I was. And the problems caught up to me, as they do everyone: Once you face them, they will destroy what you thought you knew about yourself. And you will learn. You will grow. You will crack with grief and discover happiness and laughter once more, better, fully. You are as fragile as ice- it is your responsibility and gift to create an ecosystem that sustains & nurtures you. We can only hope our environment is so luckily cared for 🌍
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
- Oscar Wilde
Words cannot describe how much I appreciate this beautiful human being. This was a pretty crazy adventure among the giants! But with some patience, encouragement, and laughter to push through the fear - we made it to the top.
Stay f*cking stellar @kellyboudwin - you're a bad mfer who knows when to dig deep.
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Get outside NOW ✨
The weather is changing next week, go enjoy nature’s bounty of colors - all those other things can be done later - trust me!!
I got up at 5am yesterday so I could get my work done and go climb in my favorite place, with my favorite person ✨🌟✨
Caught a bit of fall color in Alberta this year. While it's impossible to beat the vibrance of fall colors in New England, but seeing the iconic Canadian Rockies in this season feels magical in its own way.
Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.
I've often said that comparison is the death of joy and firmly believe that people are never satisfied when they are constantly comparing themselves and/or their possessions to those of others. I find that I am my happiest and best version of my self when I am not paying any attention to what other people have nor festering desire for worldly things that may or may not make my life better.
Instead, in my own life, I aim to live in a constant state of gratitude for what I have and for where I live, the wonderful people that surround me, the opportunities available to me and the access to unlimited adventure. For the beautiful stories I see unfolding everyday.
But sometimes it is important to use the tools of comparison.
Reflecting on previous versions of ourselves and learning the ways in which we've grown, improved or otherwise developed our sense of self is a thing to be celebrated. We're ever evolving and adapting as our environment changes around us, and it's how you react to those changes that determines and (hopefully) builds character.
Growth is the goal. May it always be so.
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YAY! Best day climbing EVER!! Must be the power of new shoes and a rad spotter, but I somehow managed to take a victory lap on the classics Mr. Duck (v7), Sunshine Daydream (v7-), AND Bring the Heatwole (v7). So cool to go from sending my first v7 three weeks ago to sending multiple in a day 😃😃😃 Joe's valley is just a magic place 🌈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When winter hits in September, you may get lucky with spring hiking in October 🤗