“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
My day job includes statistical analysis and data management for research groups at a university. I sit far too long at a desk crunching way too many numbers. When I’m not combing through gigabytes of data, I’m usually immersed in various fitness activities or taking advantage of the incredible hiking trails and mountain scrambling routes in Southwest British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies. Also, the next travel adventure is always on my mind! I enjoy discussing matters related to goal setting and “making things happen”; overcoming boundaries and barriers; being your true and authentic self; and personal growth. This blog reflects my travel and trekking adventures beyond the daily grind.
So why inspirationrick? It’s been my Twitter handle and Instagram profile name for quite some time. The name actually came about as a joke one day. A few years ago, I was hardcore into the fitness program P90X to the point where a few friends thought I put them to shame. This was not true, but alas, they remarked that I somehow inspired them to step it up. I sent them a photo with two thumbs up, a rainbow, and a magic star. From then on, the nickname was born.
Here we are years later, and to me, inspirationrick means something different, yet personal.
It’s a reminder to just get out there and do stuff. Go places. Take action and be inspired by what the world has to offer.
It’s a reminder to keep my eyes and heart open for the people, opportunities, experiences, and adventures that inspire me to face this world head-on with the finite time I have.
It’s a reminder that I need to slow down and smell the proverbial roses, and the world will give back in kind for the soul.
It’s a reminder that even though the world is large, there’s never a shortage of inspiration around me, whether an arm’s length away or a far off destination.
It’s a reminder to appreciate the friends and family who I love. Their love is the most inspiring of all.
We’re all surrounded by amazing things. We just need to pay attention.
This is a space where I can reflect on the travels and mountain hikes that continue to inspire a life of wonder, dreaming and adventure. And if something I do, try or experience results in a glimmer of inspiration for someone else, then that’s not a bad thing either :).
Do stuff. Go places. Be inspired.