Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Misty's Journey to Empowerment

Read about new OM member, Misty, and her experience on the recent Denver/Boulder Meetup: Hiking Mt. Sherman with Colorado Climbers for Epilepsy. Misty recently joined OM and lives in Castle Rock, CO.


I must say that I went out of my comfort zone on this past weekend. I saw the hike online and said to myself "I want to do this for my son." I sought out friends and family to hike this 14er with me.   

My son is 8 years old and has epilepsy. He was diagnosed almost 2 years ago. I struggle mentally trying to figure out answers for my emotions over this. I support him in anyway I can trying to empower him while doing little to empower myself. In one year Austin has (so far) run four 5k's and a kids triathlon. 

When I couldn't find anyone to go on this hike with me, I sought elsewhere, calling Tom Olsen and emailing you [Outdoor Mindset]. Both were very welcoming and I realized seeking elsewhere meant allowing myself to go out of my comfort zone. I struggled up and down but I realized giving myself permission to do this empowered me in ways I cannot explain.    

I had an amazing and emotional trip. Everyone I met made me feel very welcome. I spent the night in Breckenridge, CO that night having some time to think and reflect on my emotional day and our journey with epilepsy. I woke the next morning so happy to say, "when can I hike my next 14er?" I thank God for allowing myself to be empowered by such stressors and beauty of hiking a 14er. I also thank him for the wonderful people who helped encourage me mentally along the way.  

1 comment:

  1. những cách giảm cân cho bà bầu sau sinh là những cách nào nhỉ? có hiệu quả không? thực phẩm giúp giảm cân sau sinh có hiệu quả đối với cơ thể bà bầu không, ngoài ra nó có bổ sung đủ chất dinh dưỡng không. những thực phẩm bà bầu nên kiêng là những thực phẩm nào và nó có ảnh hưởng đến thai nhi không, hieu biet khi mang thai của chúng tôi sẽ là cẩm nang cần thiết cho các bạn trong giai đoạn mang thai, ba bau co nen an các món ăn nào và nó bổ sung dinh dưỡng đủ cho cơ thể không, hieu biet khi mang thai rất có ích cho bà mẹ mang thai.

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