"I have begun to realize my moments of pure bliss have been surrounded by absolute discomfort. I know I am not alone in this, for each person who has spent a night shivering in their sleeping bags, put on half frozen mountaineering boots, pushed through exhaustion, and forced down yet another peanut butter and stale bread sandwich knows the grit it takes for those first tracks, epic summits, and the passions we chase that fill us with light even when the world seems so dark.
No matter the reason, big or small, it is all for the pure celebration of wildness that surround us and how it makes us feel whole." - Kathleen Baker
Read the rest of Kath's story for She Explores HERE.
In other exciting news the She Explores Book is finally coming out and features a story I wrote about my mom and I and is available for pre-sale HERE.