I arrived in Asheville, NC at the beginning of 2014 a little worse for wear. I was a little directionless and looking for solace. In attempt to find a place where I could find peace I set out on the trails. With each hike my confidence grew and I started to fall in love with hiking. From there I found a love for backpacking. Since then I’ve set out to explore as much of the region as possible. Hiking among the mountains has given me a peace that I never knew I could find; I now know that whenever my life is an uncontrollable whirlwind all I have to do is set out on the trails to center myself. I always come back more centered and ready to tackle the challenges of chaos in everyday life.
I write here as a way to share the passion I have found and plead with you to go explore the nature that awaits outside of your smartphones. There’s so much more to the world than those tiny screens.
At the moment I am working on finding balance in life. The struggle between work, training, family, friends, and me time is one that I have yet to find an answer to. But life is all about learning, right?
I am constantly trying to find ways to pursue running and adventuring as a career and the ultimate dream would be creating a club or program for girls that teaches them the value of life outside.
Any help or suggestions for funding races, starting a career, and/or creating a program would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to read my posts.