Women owned ski and snowboard company, Coalition Snow, recently came out with a new podcast called Juicy Bits. Coalition Snow CEO Jen Gurecki and Ambassador Jillian Raymond are taking the conversations that women have on the chairlifts and expanding on them, delivering them in juicy bits every few weeks.
Forming our own identity as an individual is one of the most important things for personal happiness. But it's hard to stand proudly as that individual without a community behind you that has your back.
I've never worked in a cubicle space and I don't ever plan to. I aways thought that by this time in my life I would have a great career and be really happy with it. But I don't and most of the time I'm ok with that.
Last year I wrote a post about pressure within my community; specifically pressure to be a backcountry skier. After months of back and forth and being incredibly indecisive, Brad and I took the plunge and purchased an alpine touring setup.
It's hard to sum up our honeymoon in Bali in just one post. Bali is everything you'd expect it to be and more. A sun-drenched tropical paradise with incredible people, deep cultural beauty and unique landscapes.
The world is a busy a place and sometimes it's really easy to get caught up in your own drama. I've been doing this a lot since moving to Portland. A couple months after we moved to Portland I was complaining to a friend about how hard it was adjusting and she said "this is the most exciting time in your life, you can reinvent yourself however you want and become an entirely new person."
Labor day weekend was spent on the waters near Ketchikan fishing for salmon. I have ZERO fishing experience and I gotta say there's something pretty special about catching your own fish and knowing where the food you eat comes from.
Kaya and I got lost in a sea of color this past weekend at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival and it was magical. It's amazing that a short 45 min from downtown Portland is this beautiful Dutch inspired farm with 40 acres of tulips in every color you can think of.
Yesterday I realized that my visa for Brasil expires next year and I started kicking myself for not taking more advantage of this 5 year visa. I went to Brasil in July of 2007 and backpacked around Rio by myself for a month.
This was my playground as a kid. My dad has been taking me to City of Rocks since I was little. We'd pile into the car with all of our climbing gear and meet our family friends out in rural Idaho for a weekend of adventures.