Adventure Challenge – Day 65: Meeting Inspiration

Several years ago I belonged to an online forum full of inspirational people. Many of these people became good friends. The forum has been gone for a few years now, but the friendships have continued.

One in particular is a girl that I have admired because she consistently inspires me. I felt like she was a kindred spirit from the first time we made contact. Despite the years, we have never met in person due to the distance. This week, I was in her city. I sent her a message and asked if we could meet. She said yes! We had a great dinner and conversation. It led to another dinner and more conversation. She really is a kindred spirit.


Let me tell you a little about why this girl inspires me:

  • If she wants to do something, she does it – no holding back
  • She is yogi
  • She is a dog rescuer
  • She is a crazy trail runner that runs marathon races I can’t even imagine (though I want to!)
  • She keeps an amazing blog about her journeys, trail running, and inspiration. You can see it here!
  • She is purely authentic
  • She does a really cool thing called One Thing
  • She has a nomad spirit, and has found peace with it
  • She’s funny and brilliant

I am so glad we are friends. I am so glad she said yes to meeting me in person! I can’t wait until we hit the Appalachian Trail together! ❤



About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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