She has been feeling it for awhile – that sense of awaking. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her – she will nurture it and let it grow. She won’t let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core – this is her time. She will not only climb mountains – she will move them too. Lang Leav
If I’m being really honest, Andrew and I let our lives get redundant – dawdling through workweek haze, through Poe’s nap schedule, meal prepping, through routine, routine, routine with our heads down and strapped in tight to the clock ticks. Though balanced and graceful, keeping our little family afloat and thriving, present and technically happy, we diminished our freedom, our spontaneity, that cell buzzing energy that makes you feel like you’re actually breathing. And so in our valiant attempt at rebirth, at waking ourselves up and teaching our Poe that life is meant for the living, we went someplace wilder. Hiking 100 kilometers across the Tour Du Mont Blanc- through France, Italy, and Switzerland’s Alps- Andrew and I not only set out to hit that refresh button, redefining our relationship with parenthood, with each other, and with our own senses of being, but to teach Poe that living takes living.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be share insight into our hike – our route, our favorite gear and snacks, our how to’s of traveling with a baby, and then a bit about our time in Copenhagen, Denmark. Please feel free to comment with any particular questions and be sure to subscribe to follow along.