My Favorite Moment from our Summer Vacation May Surprise You

We spent the last five days in the mountains of California near Yosemite Park. We went white water rafting in the Tuolumne River, which earned a spot in my “Top 5 Most Exhilarating (and also moderately terrifying — lol) Life Experiences” list. We hiked to the top of Sentinel Dome overlooking the most famous seven-mile valley in Yosemite Park. We walked in awe at the feet of the gigantic Sequoia trees in Mariposa Grove, and we even went jet skiing on Bass Lake, which is surrounded by majestic mountains and forests.

There is something about sharing adventures like these with people I love that lights my soul on fire. On the last night of the trip at dinner, we all shared our favorite moments from the trip. While we did some breathtaking things, my favorite moment for sure was fairly unnoticed by most. We were loading into the car after a particularly amazing and exhausting hike when my kids said in excited voices, “Mom, that was AWESOME! It was so much cooler than I thought it would be!”

My heart lit up with joy. All the behind-the-scenes hours spent working to pay for trips like this, all the planning and inconveniences of traveling across the country with a group of people, all of it was worth it just for this—sharing inspiring life experiences like this one with my family.

Adventures in the wilderness may not be your “thing” but I wonder what is. Why are you doing what you’re doing? What is it that makes you feel like your heart could explode with joy? And are you actively working to create it?

Can I challenge you to spend some time discovering this if nothing comes immediately to mind? And if dreaming feels awkward and you aren’t sure where to begin, maybe you should think about engaging in some work with me. You can look into some of my pre-recorded and upcoming webinars here, or group work or one-on-one coaching might be more your style. Whatever it is, I hope to hear from you soon!

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