When I was a young girl I knew I wanted to do great things in the world. My father encouraged and supported me. My mother made me independent. I won’t criticize my parents, because I know that I picked them so I could learn the lessons I needed in this life, to become the woman I am. You see, I believe we are all here to learn. At the age of 18, I gave birth to my son, I can see the patterns I picked up from my parents in my parenting with him. I do the best I can and I know he chose me, for his path on earth. Forgive them for their wrongs, accept them for who they are, and be grateful for what they gave you - life. Accept responsibility for your life and don’t blame them for your circumstances and outcomes. Everyday you have a choice on how to live and behave. This is where you hold the power. 🔹 Do you agree? What role did your parents have in your own journey and what are you grateful for? Do you need to forgive them? Let me know in the comments below.
Looking out at the great and beautiful #bayarea at the top of #mountdiablo
Let's take a moment to remember the ones who have given up their lives for our country as well (it's a bit late) but, #happyvetteransday
And to also take a moment to remember a great man who gave us all a world we can live from, a world filled with extraordinary people, #stanlee gave us hope in the best way he could. He showed us how we can all be different but still be heros in our own way. Thank you for bringing us joy and happiness. You will be remembered #rip#greatview#photographyoftheday#views#moments#of#silence
The air quality is poor due to these fires so indoors all weekend to rest up. I can't imagine the view from Mount Diablo NOW since I couldn't even see it going to and from work. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Paradise & Malibu 🙏
Mount Diablo circa day after xmas hike 2016 📍
Sometimes I pinch myself that it’s November and I still get to ride my mountain bike along the Mount Diablo foothills and paint without freezing my tail off. I absolutely love fall weather in the Bay Area! Swipe right to see a close up of that fading light on the oak trees.
After a really smooth 6 hour drive today, I’m so excited to start the beginning of this soon to be awesome weekend filled with my first camping trip by myself at Mount Diablo State Park, climbing the Mt. Diablo summit, working on some fancy thangs for my fair trade quinoa thesis, going to a morning workshop with one of the most amazing wellness ladies on instagram @leefromamerica, visiting @calacademy again after two years, and ending the weekend with a beach dive in Dana Point (which I haven’t done in forever!). I’m so fortunate to get to do all these amazing things and am so so so excited! #EatingGoodSchmidt (ps the mark on my hand was to remind me to bring my hummus, I did. Lol)
Exhilarating hike with some terrific people yesterday. Photos thanks to @janarenee27. Several of us wanted to try the hike to the Summit at Mount Diablo! We started at Rock City where there is water, bathrooms and parking. I greatly underestimated the distance. I even promised @stacywood1999 that it was 5 miles round trip. It was closer to 5 miles each way. I’m grateful all had a good time and aren’t mad at me. @pingolola compared it to climbing Mordor in Lord of the Rings 😂I’m grateful to meet Carlos of @everyoneshike and Karla of @52hikechallenge. Learned they use the All Trails app to map their hikes; learn something everyday. Anyone hiked this Summit Trail? Anyone use the app? Definitely recommend this hike for Fall and Winter. Show you the views next.