I’m an outdoor adventurer living in Vancouver, BC. I love exploring the outdoors all-year round, whether pushing for a summit or camping next to an alpine lake while challenging my Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). I hope to inspire others by sharing stories and I hope to be inspired by like-minded Type 1s within our community.
Ahh May, the rest stop before summer. This is about the time we start embracing the sun, anticipating the summer months, and planning out & preparing for new adventures. We had plans for the long weekend, none of which panned out because Ryan & I ended up fighting a cold. By Monday, we were eager to get out, and decided to check out the Mosquito Creek cascades in North Vancouver. Read More
Trying to convey peak performance is tough because it’s an indescribable feeling. It’s a momentary feeling when you’re hitting your stride – whatever you choose to do, you know you’ll do it well. It’s a period of superior functioning. At some point, you’ve likely experienced a euphoric, feel-good day in the mountains. You were focused, fearless, and calm, and you experienced little stress. You had full control over your thoughts and emotions. You had an unshakable belief that you could do anything you set your mind to (within your physical limits, of course). You reached the zone of optimal functioning. Read More
Well, it’s a beeeautiful Monday morning, and I’m sitting inside with the blinds and windows closed to study for upcoming tests and wrap up a few assignments. Ah, the Summer semester. The downside, I get bogged down with school work on days like this and I tend to free up my schedule just in time for a grey and rainy day outside. The upside, I’ll finish my degree sooner than later. Read More