I live in an incredible place. A place whose natural beauty is utterly magical and evokes imaginings of the Wild West from even the most literal of people. But (and I am almost ashamed to admit this) every once in a while you get caught up with life. Plain old, tedious, and at times frustrating, stressful, life. Life, while oh so exciting, beautiful, and sacred, has a tendency to get in its own way and for a second there, I let it get in my way.
Lucky for me, I have a very wise ten year old friend who put me in my place. It all started with this very Instagram post (@paigehelene6 if anyone would care to connect…) from our jeeping trip up Webster pass.
“You are so adventurous”, wrote my ten year old friend in response to the photo.
Four simple words, yet they had me floored. It was exactly what I needed to hear to jolt me clear out of my funk. Adventure, excitement, a life lived to its fullest, no regrets? I mean that’s what I came out here for right?
Sometimes it takes the wisdom of a ten year old to bring you back to square one and if that’s not an eye-opener, I don’t know what is.