Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Sami of Flowers and Wanderlust. Thanks again Sami! You rock!!

A Liebster Award is for those who are inspired or in adoration to another’s website or blog. They answer questions from their nominator, nominate eleven more blogs (sometimes those with fewer followers), and ask them more questions to put them on the map and help others discover new blogs. I have benefited from each award nomination I’ve read, as I’ve gained a lot of followers that way.

I was so excited to be nominated and to answer the questions. I will be nominating a few of you later!

What is your greatest passion in life?334

I’ve found that passions change with time, but right now my biggest passion is hiking. It’s what centers and grounds me when life gets too chaotic.

What three things make you happy?

1. My family & friends

2. Nature (hiking, camping, backpacking, scenic drives…)

3. My dog, Bear Bait

Are there any favorite places of yours that you have traveled?

Goodness it’s hard to pick just one place, the first that comes to mind though is Paris, France. 309

When is the last time you tried something new?1310 BRE (11)

I guess the last time I truly tried something new was this past October, I had a friend visiting and we decided to go ziplining at Navitat. I am absolutely terrified of heights, like can’t move my feet, might have a panic attack, kind of terrified. I decided to go anyways, in the name of facing my fears (something I have been trying to do more of)

Is there a quote or lyric that has stuck with you throughout your life?

Not all those who wander are lost. J.R.R. Tolkein

I know this one might come across as a little cliche, but I have found comfort in it over the years. We live in a world that makes us feel like we have to figure everything out by the time we graduate college, we should be settling down, and getting those 9-5 jobs. But I’ve never found any comfort in any of that, I thought that because I couldn’t find happiness in a 9-5 that maybe I was lost and I needed to figure it out. But as this quote says, just because I’m wandering doesn’t mean I’m lost. I do my best to wander with a purpose.

453Where do you find inspiration?

Mostly in nature. As a former art student, the majority of my subjects in all forms of work were centered around nature and things I found in the wild. I write and paint better when I’m outside, away from the city, immersed in nature.

Have you ever met an unforgettable stranger?

Plenty of times. People I meet on the trail who take the time to share their story will forever remain unforgettable. The pure openness and kindness of strangers always shocks me. I’ll never forget any of them.

What is the nicest thing anyone has done for you in the past month?

Last week I had a doctors appointment on the day that my debit card stopped working and I couldn’t pay my copay. While I was on the phone with my mom getting her card information another woman paid for me. I cried. I had spent the better part of the day arguing with the bank, I was frazzled, sleep deprived, and nervous about my appointment. The woman’s kindness was amazing and ridiculously needed.

Where do you want to be in five years?

Honestly, I have no idea. I don’t even know where I want to be this time next year. I can only say that I’d like be traveling, exploring somewhere new.

How did you come up with the name of your blog? 

I stumbled across the word Misadventures a few weeks and loved the humor of it. Whenever I’m out hiking with my dog I tend to make mistakes, I’ve taken the wrong trail more than once, set up camp in areas that weren’t so great, been totally clumsy, etc… But that’s what makes it all so great, our little misadventures. I’m only human, right? And of course, Bear Bait is the trail name of my dog, which came about as a joke while backpacking with my brother. My brother threatened (as a joke) to use him as bait if a bear approached our campsite, even though I warned him that my dog would not go down without a fight.

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