Yesterday I went out for a hike to my favorite mountain here in Phoenix, Piestewa Peak. Cardio doesn’t always need to be in the gym and I love to get outside especially on the Summit trail which Phoenicians call the stairway to heaven or hell, depending on who you are talking to.
This Sunday was perfect hiking day, 65 degrees and cloudy, so naturally everyone was also thinking they were as brilliant as me and it was time to get outside. The parking lot was full, the trail looked jammed pack and I just really wanted some quiet time.
I had to park at the very end of the park, and in my head my word and intention of the year kept replaying. be bold. be BOLD. BE BOLD. So, I decided to hike a new trail. This may seem silly for most but I am extremely type A. I was hiking alone (even though it still was a popular area) and I didn’t even bring a snack with me.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
This trail made all the difference. It was 4 miles long, something I didn’t look at before starting my trek, and I only saw 5 other hikers on it (safety alert, don’t ever do this. Always have a snack and no exactly where you are going).
Being on this new trail I was able to really clear my head, think about my past, present, and future and get grounded in what I need. I’ve been in a weird head space these past two months. I have been living BOLDLY, and applied for a position at work, that I have been wanting for the past 2 years. It was in my goals, I was kicking ass and felt so good about it. I didn’t want to be cocky but I crushed my interview and felt the odds were in my favor. Then, the conversation came where I didn’t receive the promotion. At first, I cried, felt defeated and really struggled to put on a happy face at work. To be honest, I still was struggling at work to feel truly fulfilled. Being in such an ugly head space for so long affected my personal relationships to where I wasn’t connecting. It wasn’t so life altering, I just didn’t feel 100% myself.
The weirdest thing was, have you ever felt like a quote, phrase, story hit you like a ton of bricks. Before, I decided to go on this hike, possibly why I chose to do a different trail was because I am reading You are a badass by Jen Sincere. Chapter 17 was a game changer. The universe is powerful my friends, and this was exactly what i needed to read in that moment. In the book you had to do an exercise where you looked around for 1 minute and counted the red things in the room. Then you stopped, and without looking up you thought of everything you saw that was yellow.
what you choose to focus on becomes your reality.
Yesterday, I was going to make my reality different, back to living boldly and stop focusing on the negative, but see all the positives.
Going on this trail, I saw new plants, listened to the birds, and filled my lungs with as much air as I could inhale. I was able to clear my mind and think what I truly want for my life. I have a passion for helping people live happier, healthier lives. This might have been the universe’s nudge to really dive into my business.
& that’s exactly what I am going to do.
Be inspiring everyone, not for anyone else but yourself. AND you will inspire others.