I became a mother at 23 in the middle of my third semester of graduate school. At the time, I always thought I'd be the same person, but once they put my beautiful baby in my arms, everything changed. He became my entire world and everything, I mean EVERYTHING, came second. As heartwarming as that sounds, motherhood often comes at the expense of losing yourself and your identity. This all became apparent to me recently as I realized self care hasn't been a priority in my life. I literally have not had more than an hour to myself since October 2015 😱 So next week, after some encouragement from my husband, I'll be taking my first solo trip in almost 8 years. I'm honestly so uncomfortable about the whole thing. I'm anxious, sad, and guilty about going alone, but I'm also excited about being myself outside of being a wife and mother. I guess I'm asking for good luck and good vibes, and if any other parents need some self care, give yourself permission to do it and put yourself first for once 😊✌ #thevaliantlife#roadbearadventures#travelthoughts
“She changed this year. She decided she didn’t want to be this shy person anymore because she always felt left out. She decided to do one thing a day that scared her. She decided to be more open-minded and to stop judging everyone without knowing their reasons. She decided to stop holding herself back and to stop pretending she’s somebody she isn’t just to impress someone. She decided to stop worrying so much about small things that won’t matter in a few months. These decisions made her happier than she’s ever been in her life. She feels carefree, bold and like she’s living life at the fullest.”
No fun has been had on life's journey so far. None at all. ❤️ Throwback to that time I jumped out of a plane in Canada... (Sorry mum, I know you hated it the first, second & third time. Can't promise there won't be a 4th though!) 😂 #skydiving#golden
I lived most of my life somewhere that didn't really have seasons. Now I live in Washington, and it's funny that I can tell what season it is based on the comments in my Instagram feed. Right now it is REI dividend, Enchantment lottery, waterfalls, tulips, and OMG there's the sun! season. 😂
Live life without limits.
The hardest climbs have the most rewarding views. Trolltunga cliff side has one of the most scenic panorama views on earth 🌏. Hiking to this viewpoint is recommended for only seasoned hikers due to the terrain and length of the hike which can be 10-12 hours ( there & back). Mobile service isn't available but you'll want to bring your phone for the views and an Adrenalist Solar Bank to keep it charged. Daylight's short in the north so be prepared with a tent since you're permitted to camp anywhere on the mountain. Trolltunga Active offers guided adventure tours, so Google them if you're serious about getting out there and chasing the adventure!
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