“It’s funny how day by day, nothing changes. But when you look back, everything is different.” ~unknown
The past two years have been full of ups and down for me, new job opportunities, loosing loved ones, climbing mountains, going through knee surgery, and finding myself somewhere along the way. Please join me for some of those moments while I take you down memory lane.
I have pulled photos from 2013 and 2014 – just to share the true depth of where I was and where I’m going!
***THIS BLOG CONTAINS PHOTOS SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND GRAPHIC***
My life would not be as fulfilling if I did not have my little sidekick with me. Star has given me more than she will ever know. She gave me a reason to find my feet again and she is a large part of my next journey. Almost exactly a year from when I had my ACL replaced we made it out for our first BIG hike, Mt. Chocorua with almost a 3000′ elevation gain.
THE BEST PHOTO BOMB OF THE YEAR
can you spot the intruder?
The book collection starts
Yazhi and Kitchi just 6 weeks old.
Winter Pebbles – iPhones can be impressive
February brought great things! I got my new and improved knee brace, this meant I had the ability to go out and do the things I really wanted to do and be less likely to seriously reinjure myself doing said things.
We were both so excited to have my feet under me!
Sometimes I didn’t stay on my feet – but Star was always there to look over me!
Some things take you by surprise – the first wave did! Was pinned against a wall with water up to my knees.
Four months in to growing out the hair! Time to make this FUN!
People wonder about me – I’m very special – but if you noticed I am wearing very good foot protection now!
True preparation for the AT begins – food storage a must
I moved over a ton of bricks during my time working on the house. They were beautiful
An afternoon of raindrop photography with my reversing ring
My VERY FIRST OFFICIAL HIKE SINCE KNEE SURGERY!!!
Exactly a year out from torn ACL and meniscus
My first steps on the AT!!! I decided I had to make it back here and start in Georgia! Almost a year to the day of actual injury
No need to say more
When you can’t get out for the laughs they come to you!
Made it out for a day with the animals before I went under the knife
PBJ is signed above my knee cap – they don’t tell you how badly it hurts
You can still make it out if you’re determined!!!
It was slow and not very far
Enjoying the view from just under 4,000′
This hike did me in for days 😀
Sunset after an awesome day on Mt Chocorua
He’s so cuddly!!!
This is how you prepare for a journey stack a ton of bricks!
Termite destruction in an 1800’s house
They had me come back in!
Second Art show for me!!!
Go EARTH TREK PHOTOGRAPHY!
Where you’re still to sore to walk get the boat out!
Rocking out all the up and coming styles!
This pup likes to play hard and dress nice!
Thank you RUFFWEAR for your donation to our hike!
Sometimes you get the right message at the right time
A day tromping through the waves playing with a full moon rising
Skiddy didn’t want to be left out of the surgery party!
MY FIRST 4K!!!
Mt. Pierce – a true fairytale
Feeling so blessed to have had the opportunity to capture this time for this strong and beautiful woman!
Loved my campsite
Not happy about bringing fleas to the puppy sitters
California was hit with major rain while I was out there the river went from pushing out 500 CFS to 60,000 CFS of water over two days!!!
The river rose 20 feet!
Do you see the caterpillar?
Do you see the “water bear”?
HAPPY NEW YEARS!
There is so much to be done in the new year. My journey has not ended but only just begun.