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Climbing the Mountain

Do you ever feel like the climb seems daunting? It’s so much easier to sit on the couch, wait, think, and hope for the next best thing to come your way — than to work for it. We all want to be at the top of the mountain, but who actually enjoys the climb?

When I’m in a slump or a period of downtime, that’s exactly how I think. The climb is thoroughly intimidating. But once I start making the trek, I find that the climb actually isn’t as bad as my imagination made it out to be. I enjoy finding ways to blaze “switchback” trails within the mountain, traversing back and forth as I make steady progress, all the while feeling the burn.

There’s something about the burn that makes me want to keep going. I am one of those people that once I am in, I am all in and won’t quit. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t hard or uncertain. I guess that is what makes us grow.

So, as I climb this mountain ahead, taking on a new season of creating, communicating, and collaborating, I invite you to join me. See where I am headed, what path will unfold, what small moments I’ll take hold of, and who I’ll meet along the way. It’s all unknown, scary, and somewhat intimidating, but if I remind myself that feeling the burn is always worth it, I’m confident I’ll come out “on top of the mountain” in the end. I hope you’ll meet me there!

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