What I Learned On the Mountain Top.

Last week I was lucky enough to be able to spend time skiing in Tahoe with my husband and family. It was only my second time ever, which is amazing considering I grew up in the Northeast, so I decided to take lessons on the first day while the rest of the group went off to the black diamond runs with their snowboards.

As always, having a good plan in place is important. Turns out that day, we did not have a good plan in place. I went off to class, and when I was done at 1PM attempted to call or text the group but quickly learned not only is there very spotty cell reception on the mountain top, but also that my phone does not like being on the mountain, it apparently shuts down after attempting to connect to a signal for any longer than 45 seconds.

occasionally we all need  to take a break  to listen  to what our hearts  and passions are telling us.  Be Still. Be Yourself. #anappealingplan


So long story short, I spent a few hours on my own eating lunch, trying my new skills then finally sitting in an Adirondack chair, among about 100 other skiers coming and going at the lodge waiting, with no outside electronic source for distraction or entertainment. Simply there. Looking. Thinking.  Seems easy right. Try it and let me know what you think.

let yourself be yourself via @kraylfunch #AnAppealingPlan #TheCreativHive

After giving into the fact that I was most likely going to be there for sometime by myself, I relaxed and tried to enjoy being in the moment, knowing that I did have the ability to head down the gondola and walk home if needed, and use it as a time to contemplate life. And my current goals.

Now one of my “goals” during this trip was to make a decision on a possible new venture. Something that has been swirling around in my head for a few months but with details not clear enough to pull the trigger, I wanted to spend some time thinking it over and talk through the details with my family. Flush out the good bits and get clarity on the fuzzy ones.

be-yourself-quote via @anappealingplan #believe

It’s a new path for me. Not completely new but new to the version the world sees. That YOU see. But is it…. that’s what I started thinking about once I accepted my phone was done for the day and all I could do was sit and stare at the gorgeous view of the mountain and the people coming and going.

life isnt about finding yourself. Life is about Creating yourself. via @kraylfunch #AnAppealingPlan #TheCreativHive

Who am I really? Who are you really? Isn’t your view of me, or anyone else for that matter, simply a combination of all the information we put out there.  Minus the pieces we are holding back…

you know that thing  you keep saying  you want to do  do it. #anappealingplan #quotes #inspiration

So why hold back? Why not try ALL the things you want to do and be? Really put yourself, your dreams, your goals out there. Try all those things you have been thinking about. {And, yes this includes flying down a mountain on two sticks. My goal at the end of the trip was not to be on the black diamond but to be confident on a few of the blues trails. By the way, I DID it!}

dont follow your dreams chase them #anappealingplan #TheCreativHive #inspiration #quotes

And so during those few hours of being on the mountain “alone” as well as the next few days of conversation I have decided to jump and chase all my passions, to not hold back a portion of who I am just because it may change what some people think of me. I hope that you will join me and I will be able to help a few of you chase your own dreams.

be-who you were created ot be and you will set the world on fire #stCatherineof Sienna #AnAppealingPlan #TheCreativHive

And so now I ask you, what are you holding back. What is a passion of yours that you KNOW you can help others with but may be a slightly different path than you are on now? Let me know in the comments below. I can’t wait for you to surprise me!

Are you wondering what this passion of mine is??? Come check it out, see if it speaks to you : TheCreativHive.com {a place for creative makers to grow and give back}



  • Kerry

    I love when you get time to just think. It’s amazing when you find those moments to simply create and contemplate and be. I need to find more of this time. In fact, I think if we all had more of this time, great things would happen.

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