The morning of new years eve a friend and I decided to go on a hike to the top of nearby mountain.
To be honest, I'm really not much of a hiker. I mean, I like a good walk just as much as the next person. Pretty scenery and fresh air - what's not to love? But this almost exclusively uphill climb was a little out of my league. My friend, on the other hand, is a super athlete and former high school cross country runner. I definitely felt more than a little embarrassed asking for a rest break about halfway through when they could have clearly kept climbing on forever. Yet despite my obvious (and I mean OBVIOUS) hardship, we did eventually make it to the top of the mountain.
As cheesy as this sounds, and maybe it was a byproduct of it being new years eve and all, but making it to the top of that mountain was nothing short of exhilarating. During my time on this hike I had many negative thoughts and had even considered turning around, but I kept climbing. Making it back to our starting point after completing the full hike gave me that "if I can do this, I can do anything" feeling that only comes after accomplishing something that you've never done before, and didn't think you could do. More than ever I feel prepared and even excited to try new things, right in time for the new year!
As for my outfit, I knew I would need something comfortable that could withstand the hike. The obvious choice for me was my handy t-shirt, jeans, tennis shoes, and my plaid shirt for a little extra layering. Clearly not my most glamorous outfit, but it worked perfectly for the occasion.
What I'm Wearing:
T-Shirt - Ross
Plaid Shirt - Target
Jeans - PacSun
Shoes - Payless