Let me tell you about myself and what my blog will be about!
Welcome to my blog and my first post! I decided to make this blog after collecting many pictures, stories, and lessons learned during my time in the mountains and on the water. I wanted a platform to collect all of these into one place that I can easily share and look back on.
I figure I should start by telling you about myself. I am 25 years old, born and raised in Connecticut. Since I was a little kid I have loved and had a strong connection with the outdoors. Sailing has always been my strongest passion which I ended up turning into a career. I spend as much time as possible outside and I am also extremely passionate about camping, hiking, skiing, and paddle boarding when I am not working and sailing. The common theme in all of these activities is that I live to thrive in whatever conditions nature try’s to throw at me. I do not believe there is such thing as bad weather, there is just the wrong activity or gear for certain conditions.
I am a cancer survivor and went through 4 years of treatment for Leukemia, I am certainly not one who uses that to identify myself but I will be the first to tell you I use the lessons learned from that experience when I am out on an adventure and vice versa. I find it has given me an edge of mental and physical strength that you can only get from going through that kind of experience. As clique as it might sound I also try to never waste a day of living because you never know what tomorrow might bring.
Today, I am currently engaged to my beautiful fiancé Sydney and we live together with our dog Tiller in Fairfield County Connecticut. It is the perfect mix of being right on the water but also easily accessible to all of the mountains in the Northeast. I love the mix of opportunities that this area gives and I try to take advantage of that every minute that I am not working. My biggest goal this winter is to try to join the Catskill 3,500 Club which is climbing all 35 peaks that are 3,500 feet or higher. I will also try to fit some skiing and winter camping into that mix as well. I look forward to posting all of that here!