That One Time I Climbed A Mountain

Okay, so I will start off by saying I didn’t ACTUALLY climb a real Mountain, but I will say I sure feel like I am 10,000 feet up, hanging onto the side of a cliff by a cable and maybe even wearing a helmet to protect myself from unexpected falling objects?

Perspective, I think there are two ways to view this. I can view it from a negative standpoint by saying to myself, “Why did I do this? Why am I up here? I’m never going to make it to the top! What was I thinking?” I have no idea what I am doing! I just want to be back on the ground!”

OR as I like to view it from a positive perspective, I can view it as, “You are climbing a FREAKING MOUNTAIN! Who can say they’ve done that? I mean do you realize the view you will see up there? Do you realize the courage and bravery it takes to be hanging here off the side of a cliff? Do you see how you are putting trust in yourself to make it to the top?”

Perspective. If you need any advice on mountain climbing, I will tell you to get your head on straight. It’s all about mindset.

I won’t even make you guys read in between the lines. I’ve been climbing a mountain. I already told you guys that I have not climbed up a large landform, but I have been climbing a mountain for quite some time. I have been taking baby step after baby step inching my way up the side of this cliff that is MUCH bigger than me.

Funny thing I learned about mountain climbing…there’s no right or wrong way to do it…you’ve got to just make it to the top! Of course there’s equipment that you need and there is somewhat of a technique you can use, but the facts are as simple as this, one avalanche and you can kiss that technique goodbye! Because baby, you are in survival mode!

In so many words mountain climbing involves holding on, having a firm grip on things, dodging whatever comes your way and taking a break when you need it and I will put heavy emphasis on the break.

Oh yeah! I left out some important info- heads up you will get tired while climbing a mountain! You have moments that are exhilarating and moments where the next step seems unimaginable.

Keep going.

This week, the mountain got too big for me. Carrying myself up a mountain became too heavy and I felt like “up” was not in the cards for me.

Want to know something I learned? You don’t have to do it alone. You don’t have to climb the mountain alone. You see, what I left out this entire time was that as I was climbing this mountain, I had people below me cheering me on. I had people climbing this mountain with me who helped me to keep going “up!”

I am speaking as though I have climbed the mountain, but in actuality I’m still climbing. I’m still on my way up, but when I make it to the top, I promise- you’ll be the first to know!

To all of you mountain climbers, I’m rooting for you. If you need motivation, imagine the view we will see from the top. We are in fact the lucky ones.

Keep going.

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