Whoa – hey, hi, hello!
Has it really been a month since my last blog post? It appears that I took a little blogging (and social media) hiatus in May – without directly intending to. It’s important for writers to step back every once in a while, let the creative juices recharge, focus on other pursuits, and explore what really matters. So that’s exactly what I did.
For the past month, my life has been traveling down a slightly different path than usual. I haven’t been getting outdoors as much, I haven’t climbed, and I haven’t been focused on The Morning Fresh. Instead, I spent my afternoons cuddling with Amble, my mornings drinking coffee on the patio, and my evenings binging on True Blood (there, I admitted it). I’ve walked down to Sweet Action Ice Cream on a shamefully frequent basis, and even dabbled in online dating. And for those of you who missed it – Amble went back to Florida to spend the summer with Niko. I know, it’s heartbreaking.
It felt great to take a break from it all and just go with the flow – but when I realized that this month marks the four year anniversary of starting my blog (how crazy is that – here’s my first total-amateur-hour post), I was overcome with a reinvigorated creative energy. Let’s do this, folks!
During my monthlong break, a few big things happened: first, I changed my social media usernames. My primary accounts are now all @katieboue. Why did I make the switch? Well, I realized that my ‘brand’ is even bigger than my blog, and I’m working on a ton of non-blog projects that I want to share. So now @themorningfresh on Twitter is strictly blog-related, and @katieboue is everything. Make sure you’re following both!
I also have a heaping pile of kick-ass adventure coming up – and I don’t just mean the kind of adventure that involves dirty boots and muddy trails. I have been diving into a few projects that are really challenging and inspiring me professionally, but you’ll have to wait to hear more about that.
Since my life would be incomplete without outdoor explorations, next week I’ll be heading to Three Sisters Park in Evergreen to shoot a little video with Backpacker’s Pantry! They cast me as the “expert hiker” for a playful promotional project that I can’t wait to share with everyone. And in case you missed it, I rejoined Sierra Trading Post’s Team Sierra for another season of adventure.
There is so much to catch up on, so many trip reports and gear reviews to be written, piles of photos that need to be edited, and a whole lot of adventure to fill my plate with. I have a book to write, a 45-minute presentation to perfect for my speaking session at Peaks Foundation’s Women’s Leadership and Adventure Summit in July (ladies, go apply for it!), plane tickets to buy – this summer is going to be incredible!