I’d never cried on a hike before, but I realized hiking is a beautiful metaphor for life as I reached the summit Sunday and I felt the emotions of it. Here’s that raw moment (and an unprompted photo in contrast to the first).

In that moment just after reaching the summit I thought about how much of life is learning how to get past doubt, and through the feelings of “I can’t,” and choosing to keep on moving in the moments when you think you’re at the top but there’s actually another couple hundred metres to go… life is full of obstacles, and yet when we push through, we can find ourselves in the most beautiful places we’d never have been in, with perspective we’d never have had, if we didn’t.

||Keep on persevering. And when you do, I hope you celebrate. Even if celebrating looks like having a little cry at the top of your mountain.||

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