WHY DO YOU #CHOOSEADVENTURE?
I Choose Adventure for several reasons, but the main one being that it is good for my mental health. I spent many years in my younger days doubting myself and my capabilities. As I've gotten older I've learned how to be my own inspiration and how to keep my mind balanced through time spent in nature.
WHAT DOES ADVENTURE MEAN TO YOU?
Adventure means getting outside of my comfort zone, trying new things, and challenging myself.
ADVENTURE MAKES YOU FEEL...
Happy and excited about life!
HOW HAS ADVENTURE CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
I have seen and experienced more when adventuring and met some amazing people along the way that have greatly impacted my life.
FAVORITE TYPE OF ADVENTURE?
Can I say anything outside? Probably mountaineering, which is a new thing to me and backcountry skiing.
FAVORITE ADVENTURE TO DATE?
Oh that's a hard one. Backpacking the Enchantments is up there or my most recent trip hiking the Haleakala crater hut to hut on Maui.
WAS THERE A TIME YOU FELT IN OVER YOUR HEAD IN YOUR ADVENTURES? HOW DID YOU GET THROUGH IT?
I feel like I get in over my head a lot because of insecurities. I think I'm in over my head, but it really just comes down to me being smart and safe, and pushes myself in the wilderness. I definitely deal with anxiety from time to time but steady breathing exercises with my eyes closed always helps.
WHAT IS YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE PLANNED?
Heading to Europe in October!
YOUR ULTIMATE ADVENTURE BUCKET LIST IS?
Skiing the Alps, Visiting Petra in Jordan, Climbing in Greece, Climbing in SE Asia, Climbing in Patagonia, Tour du Mont Blanc.
THE PERSON/PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE ME MOST TO TAKE AN ADVENTURE...
Other amazing outdoor women! My parents are also super badass adventurers.
ADVENTURE ITEM YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
HOW DOES ADVENTURE IMPACT YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE? (WORK, PLAY, FAMILY CHOICES, ETC.)
I have recently been able to work more remotely and have a flexible schedule that allows me to adventure more. More time to adventure means trying new things and meeting new people. I am very fortunate to have a partner that not only loves to adventure with me, but is also really supportive and encouraging of the choices I make.
HAVING A VOICE. WHAT ARE CAUSE-BASED TOPICS/ISSUES YOU ARE SPEAKING OR DOING SOMETHING ABOUT? HOW CAN OTHERS HELP?
Feminism, climate change, equality, and education are all really important to me. I believe that education on all of these topics is crucial for the human species to not only survive, but to flourish. If people are upset about what they are seeing politically (and they should be), the best way that we can enact change is to get involved locally. Start by knowing who your local legislators and politicians are and how to get in touch with them. Attend town hall and city council meetings and volunteer for the causes you care about.
WORDS OF WISDOM OR ENCOURAGEMENT TO SOMEONE WANTING TO EMBRACE MORE ADVENTURE IN THEIR LIFE?
Self doubt can be debilitating, but inner strength is so much more powerful! You got this!
BIGGEST FEAR YOU EVERY CONQUERED IN YOUR LIFE?
Sounds silly, but moving away from my hometown as an adult was super scary!