Looking forward to the weekend, but I’m sure Bend isn’t going to be warm and sunny like this pic from last July! Hopefully we get some cool snow pics for our new @bendexperience
🌟 NEW POST ON THE BLOG 🌟 👉 Link in bio⠀
I remember being where you are, feeling like there wasn't anyone who could possibly understand the darkness I found myself in.
The inability to explain the full weight of what I dealt with as a primary care physician every day to my very well-intentioned non-medical tribe.
The difficulty reconciling the knowledge that I was "living the dream" but in reality was merely existing in a living nightmare, my own personal hell I had spent my entire adult life trying to achieve.
I resisted for a long time to share my story - it's not an easy thing to do... it took me 2 years to even admit to my husband that I was struggling, and that in and of itself felt like a failure.
Because we should be stronger than this, right? We knew what we were getting into, we logically understood that we would see and endure a lot of suffering.
But to know this is different than to live this reality.⠀ When your well has gone dry, it is very hard to see the light at the end of this journey. It's hard to see the purpose in what we do. It's hard to see the point of everything.
But you are doing GREAT things.
You are helping people through their darkest hours.
And your patients will appreciate what you do.⠀
Read the rest of the open letter on the blog 👉🏽 Link in bio!
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Do what makes you happy. I much rather hear you say “I did it” than “I should have done it”.
• Waterfall Wednesday & Women Crush Wednesday •
We got lost on a logging road, came close to running out of gas, had to come up with back up plans, and lost service more times than not. But it was still a fun adventure that lead to this amazing hike that was completely along the river and waterfalls. 10/10 would do it again. •
I also just had to give a shout out to my best friend because she is one of the most amazing people in my life. Thanks for the long drives of soul deep talks and the soul searching adventures for the last 13 years ♥️ •
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121! That is the number of amazing people that have signed on to be part of the 2019 Freedom Hikes!! There is still space in the Co-Ed Utah Freedom Hike and the Ladies Oregon Freedom Hike! Link to sign up in our bio! Join this amazing community of adventure philanthropists! We support each other remotely, as we train to come together for a single day endurance hike! As we train and get outdoors, we bring awareness to the global issue of human trafficking and raise funds for the NP @rescuefreedom
! Rescue:Freedom’s model is focused on rescuing and restoring victims, preventing slavery from hurting more people, and creating conversations that lead to lasting change. They are currently fighting slavery in 18 countries! You can be part of this! Join a hike; save a life. Deadline to sign on is February 28th!
I went through a phase in college where I only posted photos in black and white. I’m here to undo some of that and repost some older photos from a spring break trip (where I nearly had my car break down in the desert). 🙈
One thing I’ll always miss about school.. is the freedom of knowing that you’ll get a “break”. Taking a week off work nowadays, without pay, is nearly impossible for me. I appreciate all my friends who took the time to adventure with me. I hope that they all remember these trips every now and then.
#roadtrip #throwback #easternoregon #pnwwonderland #pdx #pnw #traveloregon #oregonexplored #exploreoregon #hikeoregon
Wednesday Wisdom, Explore More
Happy waterfall Wednesday! I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start the new year than with my best friend and some amazing waterfalls 🥰
This view from Uptown Hideaway’s window, gives you the colorful version of one of the magical murals #traveloregon
has hidden throughout the state with their Oregon Mural Trail Project. 🌈You’ll discover much more than just the colors; find out just how special Oakridge is🗝in profile link
First glimpses of the ocean from the trail!
Time is ever so powerful. It changes perspective, memories, and emotions. Eventually we forget. One of the reasons I love photography is because it helps us remember.
As branches reach above, roots sustain below. Emerald veins
Ready for a new kind of Bend, Oregon adventure this weekend.
If you love Bend, check out @bendexperience
and follow our journey!