Get your big girl pants on!

One of the best lessons you can learn in life is to master how to remain calm. Calm is a superpower- Bruce Lee

This weekend was great! I went to Longdong Bay, up in New Taipei, which is in Northeast Taiwan. Decided to go on an adventure hike. It is my birthday gift from me to challenge myself and to see how much drive I have to push through adversity.  

The women on the hike are really sweet and two were from New England. As we began the hike, the views of the ocean were spectacular. We began by going through these very prickly plants. Boy, those rocks were big! 

  • Are we climbing them???  Yep, Dawn, get your big girl pants on!

We had to use a technique called scrambling to get up the rocks. You find tiny openings where you can put your hands and feet in between the rock to pull yourself. It was a challenge. I’ve grown so much! Yes, I was scared but I didn’t think I can’t do this. I was just focused on doing what I needed to do to get up that rock. I used every part of my body to climb.  If I needed to sit down on my butt, I would. If I needed to crawl, I did it. No judgment on myself.

We made it up the steep part of the rock, and the guide let us eat lunch. Then she said we are going to repel down the mountain. She showed us exactly what to do. I was second to go. As I got strapped, this feeling of nervousness hit

  • Where are my feet going to go?
  •  No worries, they will naturally go where they need to?

Although I was scared and my legs couldn’t stop shaking, I sat back, lowered my body, and started to go down the mountain. This is something I never pictured doing, but I’m doing it now.

After hiking some, I saw something silver fall. I looked at my bracelet and the feather had fallen off. I guess it was meant to be in the ocean. Towards the end of the hike, my legs began to feel like Jell-O and I was tired. In the last part of the hike, I was drained. We had to climb up a forest type area that had rocks, but also much mud. It was a big incline, I was tired, and it was very slippery. I had a hard time breathing, but I kept pushing through. Once I finally made it to the top, I was relieved.

 Looking at it again later, I’m proud of what I accomplished. If you are in Taiwan, I highly recommend the Bivy Rock Climbing Guides. They are a husband and wife who are very kind and love what they do. Kelly is the best. If you want to challenge yourself, check them out.

Relaxed today, cleaned the house and took a bath.

 Listened to Abraham Hicks (AH) in the bathtub and the words spoke to me.

  •  The basis of your life is absolute freedom. No one can vibrate for you.
  •  Happiness is your ultimate Quest!  to allow yourself to be happy instead of being right, instead of owning something or being with somebody right now. It won’t take long before you find the universe unfolding giving you things that you can’t even imagine.

 6 more days till my birthday!!

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