I’ve been following this account for years but always felt too self conscious to submit anything. I’ve battled body image and self-esteem issues for a long time. With the way the world is now, I had a moment while on this hike of “what is really holding me back?” This photo was taken at a time when I started to confront those issues and look to nature as a form of medicine. It’s good to feel small from time to time and embrace everything about yourself and the world around you.


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What does it feel like to #getyourassintonature?

It use to scare me but now it feel medicinal.

What is your favorite part about #getyourassintonature?

I love the body positivity of this account.

What does adventure mean to you?

Adventures can be big or small. I think an adventure is pushing past your comfort zone and going to some small or large unknown part of yourself.

How do you exhibit courage when you #getyourassintonature?

I’ve always had anxiety when going on hikes. I worry something bad will happen or that I will do something embarrassing (i don’t react well in altitude so I get nervous about this). So getting out there and doing anything is a leap for me and it feels good to push myself!