HIKING COLORADO

FINDING INSPIRATION IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

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Have you ever had a moment while traveling when something out of the blue happened to inspire you?  I’ve had a few of those moments, and I love when they occur.  One of those was during my California trip in 2013, meeting a celebrity photographer who gave me advice that completely changed my perspective.  When I came home, I did a total revamp of my website and did a lot of reflecting on my work.  You can read the entire story here.

I also had a small  moment last year while wandering in Colorado.  I had just checked out Red Rocks Amphitheater when I started driving back toward Denver.  Just a couple of miles down the road from Red Rocks, I found a little park with some hiking trails.  I decided to stop and check it out.

I walked the trail enjoying the beautiful scenery and occasionally passing a mountain biker or fellow hiker.  As I kept walking, I thought about turning around a few times because of my horrendous sense of direction – I didn’t really want to get myself lost.  Ultimately, I decided to just keep going.  The views continued to become even more amazing and the trails gradually became steeper and steeper.  I kept powering through despite being terribly out of shape and knowing I was in a place where the air is much thinner than I’m used to.  I found myself standing high on top of Morrison, Colorado – and I blacked out for a short second upon getting up there too.  So much for pacing myself in the Colorado altitude!  Luckily I snapped out of it pretty quickly.

I stood there and just looked out, feeling like I had just conquered the world.  To many it was a small feat, but to me, it was an amazing feeling.  I pushed myself to reach the top and I did it on my own – and the views were definitely worth it.

I then noticed a large flat rock below me that said “THE MIND IS EVERYTHING.  WHAT YOU THINK, YOU BECOME.”  That is when I realized it was all worth it.  That day, I moved one step closer to being what my mind wants me to be.

So when everyone else thinks i’m strange for traveling solo, I think they’re strange for not.  People miss out on a lot of “a-ha” moments when they don’t try.

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HIKING COLORADO

HIKING COLORADO

HIKING COLORADO

HIKING COLORADO

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"THE MIND IS EVERYTHING. WHAT YOU THINK, YOU BECOME."

“THE MIND IS EVERYTHING.  WHAT YOU THINK, YOU BECOME.”

"THE MIND IS EVERYTHING. WHAT YOU THINK, YOU BECOME."

COLORADO HIKING

COLORADO HIKING

 

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