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My Mountains

Missing my mountains today….

Photo: Sunset of Clouds Rest as seen from North Dome, Yosemite National Park ❤. It remains a great memory and my first backpacking trip. No better way to end the day as to stare at this and watch the sun disappear to give way to a starry nightsky full of wonder.


I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

9 thoughts on “My Mountains

  1. Bring them mountains to you without being there. Just shut your eyes for a few minutes and take some deep breaths and put yourself in front of them again. Maybe even play some soft music and just relax and take that time you truly need for yourself. I know that it works for me, but I thought that I would to take the time to helping you in your journey. In the end tiger on this journey to remember one thing, and I know you will think this is crazy, but Master always told me this as well, and that thing is to just breath. Without breathing you wouldn’t be alive to enjoy the things around you. So in the end breath and know that people around your circle really care deeply about you. Many hugs…

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    1. You are absolutely right and I usually do that all the time in between adventure. But today I’m at work and have no time to dream as I have to drive results. After work however I will find time to breath and dream hopefully as I still have some tasky stuff to do.
      I enjoy you sharing the lessons of what you learned from your master and I must have lived before. All this sounds so familiar to me even though I never trained or had any way of learning about it in any classes etc. However I do know and believe that I am an old soul and who knows maybe I was practicing or teaching the art in a prior life. Xoxoxo ❤

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      1. Very very sweet words and somehow I feel honored even though I never got to meet him. But these days and if anybody can be proud of something you do and you can contribute while it is being valued, it’s something special I think.
        Thank you


      2. Last note re-reading your comment from before. I think that you have the abilities to practice this art of what I studied. The reasons I study for long as I have is because I find the peace in the animals that I train with. 5 animals that had to learn to live with each other actually. And the best part of it they all lived to tell there stories in the end… So, hang in there and again I hope things get better for you soon. You are always in my thoughts.

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    1. You are very welcome and Yosemite is a magical place. Glad you enjoyed the picture, it was an awesome place to pitch the tent and wake up across from Half Dome (my favorite landmark in the park.)
      Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.

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