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Sunday, July 22, 2012

THE BEGINNING...HOW I CAME TO LOVE THE OUTDOORS

As a kid, growing up on 30 acres of forest land in the beautiful hills of southern Oregon was a large contributing part in my love for the outdoors.  With neighborhood kids being a scarce commodity, my brother and I were all over that place.  Whether it was building tree forts or fishing for bass at the pond down the hill, we were almost always outside.  

Sports were also a very important part of my life as well.  At the age of nine, I started playing competitive sports which included Little League baseball with the boys.  I was fortunate enough to continue playing several sports at a high level through college and years after.

Being active has always been important to me.  Living in the awe-inspiring, beautiful Pacific Northwest, and being able to get into the outdoors has always been therapeutic.  If you look up the definition of "explore", it reads: "to traverse or range over for the purpose of discovery."  Follow me in my everyday experiences and adventures such as fishing, camping, drifting rivers, road cycling, mountain biking, fly tying, riding motorcycles, just to name a few and we'll explore and learn together.  I want to encourage women of all ages to get out there and start finding adventure in your everyday life.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover."  --  Mark Twain

I love my life as it has been a complete blessing.  I thank God every day for what He has given me and take nothing for granted.  I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I enjoy the experience of making it.



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