So I ticked off that bucket list and its damn liberating!
By: Lerato Monyatsi
FOREVER FRESH is all about highlighting our community of amazing people in it and one of those people is Lerato Monyatsi. A recent Ambassador, Lerato is an actual, real-life super hero. Not only does she graciously create a space for women in our community, she does so despite being a recent Colon Cancer survivor. Lerato, commonly know as #SkirtGirlHiker, is a wonderful woman, mom and adventurer and we could not be more happy to read about her stories. She is a true inspiration and doesn't let anything stop her.
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"Find yourself and be that, and while you at it be fearless in pursuit of what sets your SOUL on fire, BE YOU!"
Hey fellow hikers... There's something about that #BucketList that feels so surreal when you tick off something you've wanted to do over and over again...Well, first weekend of the 2018 this became a reality I ticked off what I deemed a long coming hiking trail i've longed to do.
Most Aquarians will relate to this, once something disappoints you, suddenly there's an immediate urge to visit that #MustDo action list that’s been collecting dust, then out jumps to you something that will make you forget the disappointment you've just encountered, and the adrenaline is amplified. Getting ahead of myself here.
And then my word… he sent the checklist which meant SHOPPING, every girls dream right, my worst nightmare… so anyway online I went because I had less than a month to get things together AND AND (side note: I’m such a bargain girl and competition girl so) I went hunting for bargains, because it’s the season to be silly, silly!!! Contrary to popular belief, or that of my sister’s, I’m super big on research. So before shopping I went on hiking community sites, spoke to SOOOOOOOO many people online without revealing to a soul what I’ve gotten myself into, it was research as the next progressive step from being a day hiker right? Wrong!!!! My heart was literally pumping outside my body in excitement… adventure does that to me. Like I forget everything else around me, live, breathe, smell, eat that adventure until it actually happens… Remember I’m aquarius, we tend to live in our heads a lot more than deemed normal. Let’s just say similar to that boy meets girl type of teenage love in it’s infancy. Haha now you get it!! I digress.
Don’t stress though, on one of my next posts I’ll take you through my amateur packing, what works and what doesn’t, and yeah I’ll tell you all about my exciting adventure…
Let me get your taste buds or eyes, salivating for my next post in the meantime…
See you on the trails hikers !