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.
It use to scare me but now it feel medicinal.
I love the body positivity of this account.
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.
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!