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Beginner to Mt. Kenya

Mine was a journey of kindness to self

I have been too self-critical in the last couple of years to the point I didn’t recognize myself. These past three months have taught me to be kind to myself. It was not automatic; it has been a journey to loving myself; to kindness, reminding myself what an awesome person I am, and celebrating myself and any wins I get!

Through adventure, I have found myself

Three lessons I picked from the trails:
1. Never give up; you may be closest to your dreams.
2. As you pursue your dreams, there will always be some noise — noise to cheer you on and destructive noise. Identify the noise you want to listen to.
3. Your body has no limits; your limits are in your mind.

I don’t think I have had as many conversations with God as I did while on this trek

I did not know what to expect; I just knew I was going to do, quite possibly, the hardest thing I had ever done! I don’t think I have had as many conversations with God as I did while on this trek. He was my source of strength whenever I would feel that there was nothing left in me to go on. At night when trying to sleep I would ask for strength for myself, and for everyone else to face the next day’s challenge.

I did not grow up an outdoorsy child

Taking the leap to being part of the program is something I will never regret. Hiking the trails every fortnight proved to me that I could change the narrative of my past — and getting to Point Lenana was all I needed to remind myself that I am one rad chic! 😄