You know those pictures on your Pinterest that are breath taking. Those ones that are so in the moment or their so clear and you just wish you were there at that time in that place. Well I call that Pinspiration, is like how you get inspired with Tumblr posts but in this case is Pinterest posts. I have Pinspiration A LOT and recently I’ve had it with pictures of mountains. Weird huh? Yes pictures of mountains that are so breath taking. It’s weird for me because I live in the Rocky Mountains and not that pretty ones. I remember in one family vacation my parents asked me to get off my Nintendo (remember those) and look at the beautiful mountains. My respond was “We live surrounded by mountains why would I want to see more?” Ever since then I have always had a negative, disgusting thought about mountains. Now with my Pinspiration I now why I’ve had negative thoughts about mountains. My Pinspiration mountains were so beautiful that mountains weren’t ugly I just live by not so beautiful mountains.
So what I’m going to do with this Pinspiration of mountains? Well in some of the pictures of the breath taking mountains were hikers. They seemed so simple and beautiful. They were willing to step out of their comfort zone. Live in the wilderness, eat and drink not so tasty food. Walk all day, sleep in the ground, and be in the danger of strangers or even wild animals. All for what? Passion, hobby, lifestyle. I really don’t know if that’s the answer to that question but those hikers inspired me as much as the pictures did for wanting to hike for passion, hobby, lifestyle. But how? How can I step out of my ordinary life and learn to live in the wilderness. Not to mention that I’m a teenager and right now it’s not really the time to think abut hiking when I need to plan a career. Yeah I can do it when I’m a grown up and have my own life, job and hobbies. But how can I plan that when I’m not even for sure what I want to be when I grow up. No doubt ever since I was little I LOVED traveling. Loved the feeling, places, experience even the idea. But hiking is a lot more than just that. You have to get physically prepared. Being in shape for it, being able to defend yourself. Knowing how to camp out. There’s so much more than just getting in a car or airplane. But this inspiration turned into wanderlust that I can’t ignore.