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I love this picture. I don’t know why, but it’s one of my favorites. 

I really want to know what @chelleslacks was thinking about and what I was looking at. We were probably just zoning, hard. 
I also may have been unintentialontly dissociating because I was about to get on a highline, which generally scares the shit out of me. Anyone relate? 

Anyway, this is also an appreciation post. I fucking love you Michelle. You’ve been so supportive and motivating from the very beginning of our friendship and my life is truly enriched with you in in. Can’t wait for more adventures very, very soon. 💛

📸: @there_is_only_1_will thank you for the beautiful shots that morning 🙏🏼 

 #playoutside  #friendship  #sisterhood  #womensupportingwomen  #highline  #slacklife  #telluridecolorado  #mountainlife  #supporteachother

I love this picture. I don’t know why, but it’s one of my favorites. I really want to know what @chelleslacks was thinking about and what I was looking at. We were probably just zoning, hard. I also may have been unintentialontly dissociating because I was about to get on a highline, which generally scares the shit out of me. Anyone relate? Anyway, this is also an appreciation post. I fucking love you Michelle. You’ve been so supportive and motivating from the very beginning of our friendship and my life is truly enriched with you in in. Can’t wait for more adventures very, very soon. 💛 📸: @there_is_only_1_will thank you for the beautiful shots that morning 🙏🏼 #playoutside #friendship #sisterhood #womensupportingwomen #highline #slacklife #telluridecolorado #mountainlife #supporteachother

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26 days ago
And we’ll all float on, alright 🌞

River’n with the best. 
What a day. What a night 💕

 #desertlife  #moabutah  #moablife  #riverrats  #floatingman  #playoutside  #boatinglife

And we’ll all float on, alright 🌞 River’n with the best. What a day. What a night 💕 #desertlife #moabutah #moablife #riverrats #floatingman #playoutside #boatinglife

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a month ago
I’ve been debating posting about this for a few weeks now. I rarely share hyper personal things on this app and it feels intimidating, vulnerable, and somewhat wrong. But in hopes that it could one day benefit someone (like others’ posts have benefited me) I’ve decided to share. Trigger warning ⚠️: this is a post about mental health. 

At the beginning of the year I was diagnosed with severe high functioning Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and minor adult-onset ADHD. 

Both my OCD and ADHD have been a part of my life since I was a child. Unfortunately, they went unnoticed and untreated. It was no ones fault that I didn’t receive a diagnosis earlier or that no one, including myself, “caught” my symptoms. But I would be lying if I said I didn’t wish someone had. 

Going through this process of awareness and diagnosis has, unquestionably, been one of the more difficult things I’ve ever dealt with. I’ve felt scared, deeply frustrated, confused, in denial, isolated, unmotivated, and unworthy. But… 

Since receiving a diagnosis, I’ve also been able to piece together many things in my life that haven’t made much sense prior. I’ve been able to gain more resources for recovery. I’ve been able to cut myself a bit of a break. I have been learning to accept my diagnosis, without having to identify with it. I have found peace in learning more about myself and the way I interact with the world. And I have found compassion and understanding in friends, family, and many people who share my similar experiences. 

I hope to bring awareness to OCD/ADHD/Anxiety and start more conversations about mental health. Shared experiences on social media was one of the major things that led to my diagnosis. These conversations often matter more then we think they do. Those posts saying “you’re not alone”… they matter. 

So for anyone out there that’s struggling, fighting, healing, learning…. whatever it may be… I fucking feel you. I’m with you. You’re not alone. 

I can’t walk for you. But I can sure as hell walk along beside you. 💛 

 #ocdawareness  #mentalhealthawareness  #adhdwomen  #adultadhd  #ocd  #youarenotalone  #neurodivergent  #mentalhealth  #youarenotyourthoughts

I’ve been debating posting about this for a few weeks now. I rarely share hyper personal things on this app and it feels intimidating, vulnerable, and somewhat wrong. But in hopes that it could one day benefit someone (like others’ posts have benefited me) I’ve decided to share. Trigger warning ⚠️: this is a post about mental health. At the beginning of the year I was diagnosed with severe high functioning Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and minor adult-onset ADHD. Both my OCD and ADHD have been a part of my life since I was a child. Unfortunately, they went unnoticed and untreated. It was no ones fault that I didn’t receive a diagnosis earlier or that no one, including myself, “caught” my symptoms. But I would be lying if I said I didn’t wish someone had. Going through this process of awareness and diagnosis has, unquestionably, been one of the more difficult things I’ve ever dealt with. I’ve felt scared, deeply frustrated, confused, in denial, isolated, unmotivated, and unworthy. But… Since receiving a diagnosis, I’ve also been able to piece together many things in my life that haven’t made much sense prior. I’ve been able to gain more resources for recovery. I’ve been able to cut myself a bit of a break. I have been learning to accept my diagnosis, without having to identify with it. I have found peace in learning more about myself and the way I interact with the world. And I have found compassion and understanding in friends, family, and many people who share my similar experiences. I hope to bring awareness to OCD/ADHD/Anxiety and start more conversations about mental health. Shared experiences on social media was one of the major things that led to my diagnosis. These conversations often matter more then we think they do. Those posts saying “you’re not alone”… they matter. So for anyone out there that’s struggling, fighting, healing, learning…. whatever it may be… I fucking feel you. I’m with you. You’re not alone. I can’t walk for you. But I can sure as hell walk along beside you. 💛 #ocdawareness #mentalhealthawareness #adhdwomen #adultadhd #ocd #youarenotalone #neurodivergent #mentalhealth #youarenotyourthoughts

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a month ago
Gettin back on big yellow energy this week 💛

After a past few seasons of guiding, I changed it up and took a management position this year (with the intent of still getting on the water every now and again). It’s been the perfect balance for me. But after a long haul in the office the past month I’m stoked to be guiding again this week. 

Headed down Cat with some beautiful people. 👌🏼

Pictured here: the amazing Gates of Lodore canyon after a snow sprinkle early this spring.  Dang do I love the river. 

📷: my ☎️ 

 #riverrat  #coloradoriver  #greenriver  #rafting  #playoutside  #desertlife  #moablife  #oars  #raftguide  #boats  #rivers

Gettin back on big yellow energy this week 💛 After a past few seasons of guiding, I changed it up and took a management position this year (with the intent of still getting on the water every now and again). It’s been the perfect balance for me. But after a long haul in the office the past month I’m stoked to be guiding again this week. Headed down Cat with some beautiful people. 👌🏼 Pictured here: the amazing Gates of Lodore canyon after a snow sprinkle early this spring. Dang do I love the river. 📷: my ☎️ #riverrat #coloradoriver #GreenRiver #rafting #playoutside #desertlife #moablife #oars #raftguide #boats #rivers

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a month ago
Me: I’m gonna try and highline today! 

Also me: *gets scared and does ariels on the leash instead* 😎

Someday I’ll walk, I promise! 

Thanks for a fun day and all the support @chelleslacks @there_is_only_1_will 💛

📷: @there_is_only_1_will 🙏🏼

 #highline  #slackline  #slacklife  #mountaintime  #colorado  #telluride  #viaferrata  #playoutside  #desertrat

Me: I’m gonna try and highline today! Also me: *gets scared and does ariels on the leash instead* 😎 Someday I’ll walk, I promise! Thanks for a fun day and all the support @chelleslacks @there_is_only_1_will 💛 📷: @there_is_only_1_will 🙏🏼 #highline #slackline #slacklife #mountaintime #colorado #telluride #viaferrata #playoutside #desertrat

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2 months ago
Went to Telluride for the first time and had a BLAST. 

Thanks for hosting the fuck outta me @chelleslacks. And for these magical pics, of course. I appreciate you so much and can’t wait to create more beautiful things together! 

📷: @chelleslacks 

 #mountainlife  #telluride  #playoutside  #silkfans  #goldenhour

Went to Telluride for the first time and had a BLAST. Thanks for hosting the fuck outta me @chelleslacks. And for these magical pics, of course. I appreciate you so much and can’t wait to create more beautiful things together! 📷: @chelleslacks #mountainlife #telluride #playoutside #silkfans #goldenhour

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2 months ago
Oh, summertime… 🌸

📷: @stop_listen_smile 

 #arielsilks  #ariels  #summervibes  #utahsunset  #desertlife  #utahsummer  #playoutside  #sunsetphotography  #followthesun  #sunshinestateofmind
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2 months ago
✨ Growth ✨

A friend of mine recently put growth into perspective for me in a way that I deeply appreciate. She said… 

If you take one tiny step each day towards something that you want, it will appear when you look down that you’re not moving. However, after a few months… a year… a few years… if you look back rather than down you’ll see that all of those tiny steps have turned into leaps and bounds. An inch to a mile. ~

I used to get upset with myself for how slow my progress was in my outdoor hobbies. It often times seemed like I was moving backward. But the truth is I was just taking tiny steps that amounted to surprising growth. I’m still taking tiny steps, and probably always will be. All I know is that two years ago, if someone would have showed me this picture and said “that’s going to be you,” I wouldn’t have believed them. And that’s a nice feeling. 

Don’t get discouraged by periods of time that feel stagnant. Rome wasn’t built in a day… or however the saying goes... Growth often takes time. 

Be patient. Be kind. 
Lean in to moments of frustration and celebrate moments success. 
Trust your process 💛 

📷: @the_real_slim_cadi // @mersendyclimberson 

 #climbing  #womenwhoclimb  #indiancreek  #crackclimbing  #tradclimb  #playoutside  #desertlife  #desertrat  #utahdesert  #climbingphotography  #growthmindset

✨ Growth ✨ A friend of mine recently put growth into perspective for me in a way that I deeply appreciate. She said… If you take one tiny step each day towards something that you want, it will appear when you look down that you’re not moving. However, after a few months… a year… a few years… if you look back rather than down you’ll see that all of those tiny steps have turned into leaps and bounds. An inch to a mile. ~ I used to get upset with myself for how slow my progress was in my outdoor hobbies. It often times seemed like I was moving backward. But the truth is I was just taking tiny steps that amounted to surprising growth. I’m still taking tiny steps, and probably always will be. All I know is that two years ago, if someone would have showed me this picture and said “that’s going to be you,” I wouldn’t have believed them. And that’s a nice feeling. Don’t get discouraged by periods of time that feel stagnant. Rome wasn’t built in a day… or however the saying goes... Growth often takes time. Be patient. Be kind. Lean in to moments of frustration and celebrate moments success. Trust your process 💛 📷: @the_real_slim_cadi // @mersendyclimberson #climbing #womenwhoclimb #indiancreek #crackclimbing #tradclimb #playoutside #desertlife #desertrat #utahdesert #climbingphotography #growthmindset

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2 months ago
Ahh, yes. Would you look at that. Another photo of me looking upward in total awe at how DOPE THE DESERT IS. 

Shit. I love this place. AND I love photos of past adventures. Why? Because when it’s hot as hell and I haven’t climbed or ran a canyon in what feels like too long, I can still be reminded that these beautiful places are out there, waiting to be explored when the temps cool. 

Stoked for what’s to come this fall. And to run more canyons with @mollybillye and @issa.wildvibe 

📷: @mollybillye 

 #desertlife  #playoutside  #moabutah  #utahdesert  #canyoneering  #slotcanyon  #getoutside  #desertvibes  #exploreutah

Ahh, yes. Would you look at that. Another photo of me looking upward in total awe at how DOPE THE DESERT IS. Shit. I love this place. AND I love photos of past adventures. Why? Because when it’s hot as hell and I haven’t climbed or ran a canyon in what feels like too long, I can still be reminded that these beautiful places are out there, waiting to be explored when the temps cool. Stoked for what’s to come this fall. And to run more canyons with @mollybillye and @issa.wildvibe 📷: @mollybillye #desertlife #playoutside #moabutah #utahdesert #canyoneering #slotcanyon #getoutside #desertvibes #exploreutah

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2 months ago
The summer heat is real. 
It’s hard to endure sometimes and even harder to escape. The only way to truly get a break is to… leave 🤷🏻‍♀️

I was able to sneak off to cooler weather for a week where the temps permits a beanie. Crazy. 

A huge part of me just wants to live in a hammock by the lake forever and ever. That’s reasonable, right!? 

Anyway. Despite all my complaining I’m still grateful for the desert. Partly because it makes me appreciate places like this even more. 💕

📸: @justinmaxschuman 

 #hammocklife  #newengland  #coolerweather  #playoutside  #restdays  #forestlove  #desertlove  #desertlife

The summer heat is real. It’s hard to endure sometimes and even harder to escape. The only way to truly get a break is to… leave 🤷🏻‍♀️ I was able to sneak off to cooler weather for a week where the temps permits a beanie. Crazy. A huge part of me just wants to live in a hammock by the lake forever and ever. That’s reasonable, right!? Anyway. Despite all my complaining I’m still grateful for the desert. Partly because it makes me appreciate places like this even more. 💕 📸: @justinmaxschuman #hammocklife #newengland #coolerweather #playoutside #RestDays #forestlove #desertlove #desertlife

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3 months ago
Try-Harding my way up one hand crack at a time 🙃

Have I mentioned climbing fucking scares me and that it’s a mental battle every time I tie in?? Yes?? Cool. 

Well I’m saying it again! 

It’s still true for me. And it’s amplified as I lead more and more, but... I’m happy with my progress AND my process. I’m stoked to keep trying. 

Can I get a OOH YEAH for rock climbing 🤘🏼

📸: @the_real_slim_cadi / @hoemadephotography / @mersendyclimberson 💕 🙏🏼

 #tradclimbing  #indiancreek  #crackclimbing  #womenwhoclimb  #kailas  #followingthesun  #playoutside  #climbutah  #utahclimbing  #sandstone  #desertlife  #desertphotography

Try-Harding my way up one hand crack at a time 🙃 Have I mentioned climbing fucking scares me and that it’s a mental battle every time I tie in?? Yes?? Cool. Well I’m saying it again! It’s still true for me. And it’s amplified as I lead more and more, but... I’m happy with my progress AND my process. I’m stoked to keep trying. Can I get a OOH YEAH for rock climbing 🤘🏼 📸: @the_real_slim_cadi / @hoemadephotography / @mersendyclimberson 💕 🙏🏼 #tradclimbing #indiancreek #crackclimbing #womenwhoclimb #kailas #followingthesun #playoutside #climbutah #utahclimbing #sandstone #desertlife #desertphotography

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4 months ago
I often think about these years of my life.

...The time I’ve spent living in my van. The many road trips. The afternoons spent searching for camp in unfamiliar places. The evenings that have passed around a fire (or a candle) with dear friends. The little misfortunes and grand miracles that come along with this lifestyle... 

I think about this chapter and I fight the urge to burst into tears. It’s amazing to me. Its so very special. 

This photo was taken last summer during our PNW road trip. It was one of the more memorable nights even though nothing significant happened. But that’s just it, right? The days that seem insignificant can end up becoming some of our fondest memories. 

📸: @justinmaxschuman 💛

 #vanlife  #vanlifediaries  #itsthelittlethings  #playoutside  #nomadiclife  #ontheroad  #pnwadventures  #camping  #memorylane

I often think about these years of my life. ...The time I’ve spent living in my van. The many road trips. The afternoons spent searching for camp in unfamiliar places. The evenings that have passed around a fire (or a candle) with dear friends. The little misfortunes and grand miracles that come along with this lifestyle... I think about this chapter and I fight the urge to burst into tears. It’s amazing to me. Its so very special. This photo was taken last summer during our PNW road trip. It was one of the more memorable nights even though nothing significant happened. But that’s just it, right? The days that seem insignificant can end up becoming some of our fondest memories. 📸: @justinmaxschuman 💛 #vanlife #vanlifediaries #itsthelittlethings #playoutside #nomadiclife #ontheroad #PNWadventures #camping #memorylane

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4 months ago