The whole series of moments leading up to this shot felt like a rush of adrenaline and I kept asking myself if it was really happening. Then you find yourself on a ledge with no clothes staring at the horizon and if that feeling doesn’t change you, try another peak. It felt incredible to not only get outdoors and savor another sunrise, but to also drop all of my insecurities and truly enjoy the moment. #getyourassintonature isn’t something I’ll soon forget.
My favorite part about #getyourassintonature is that it’s freeing. You can literally shed your worries, self-doubts, and any sense of self-consciousness and enjoy the world around you as yourself with nothing to hide. That and partly the look on your partner’s face when you say you’re going through with it.
Adventure means taking a step, either on a new trail or with someone new. It’s that leap of faith that can lead somewhere wonderful. I’m lucky to have someone who not only pushes me to be better each day, but teaches me to take each day as a gift and treasure the small adventures it brings. Adventure is not knowing where the path will lead, but to embrace that and head out anyway.
From the moment the idea of #getyourassintonature popped into my head, I felt a rush of anxiety and an overwhelming sense to say no; to enjoy the views as they are and listen to all of my self-conscious thoughts – but then I started smiling. I was smiling because all of these strangers here had turned their backs and in a quick snap of a camera welcomed Mother Nature with wide-open arms. Every fear melted away and I was really happy with myself and knew exactly what I wanted to do. I’ve been happier with myself ever since we took this photo and more courageous in front of the mirror, if not on the trail.