Katie

Katie

@adventuresofgrit

🌱 Kindness + Mindfulness 🌱 Outdoor Adventures 🌱 Wildlife Lover 🌱 Animal Rescue Volunteer 🌱 Cookie Baker 🌱 Books/Art
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Volunteered/walked in the Walk to End Alzheimer's this morning. I've been a caregiver for the past four years and have worked with many individuals who have some form of dementia. My grandpa also had dementia. It meant a lot to be there today. I miss my grandpa. 💛 . . . . walktoendalzheimers walktoendalz caregiver caregivers seattle igers_seattle seattlecenter spaceneedle

1 Days ago
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Happy Birthday to my little sister, the person who can make anyone laugh and feel like they're on top of the world, @kristinzeitler 🎈I hope you have the most wonderful day ever, Kristin!!! Love you!!

1 Days ago
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My husband found this lovely little lady at work today - not sure how she got in the shop or where she came from. She's a veiled chameleon and we think she is about a month old (based on her size). She has some discoloration and a lump on her throat, so we are taking her to the vet on Monday to get checked out. We are so excited to have another new member of the family, and hope that she'll be OK and stick around for awhile! Also, we named her Morty and we would love any chameleon raising tips you guys may have 🦎 💚 . . . . . . . . chameleon chameleonsofig chameleons instareptile reptilesofinstagram reptilesofig veiledchameleon

1 Days ago
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What a gorgeous day! It was nice to go down to the water for a few minutes this morning. 😁 . . . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwonderland pnwphotographer saturday upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors pugetsound letsgosomewhere beach gorgeousday naturephotography naturelovers naturegram natureaddict nature stayandwander wanderlust

2 Days ago
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Shame loves secrecy. Self worth is not tied to net worth. Productivity is not tied to worthiness. Gratitude leads to joy, which is just one step past happiness. . . . If you want more of these insightful gems, check out "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brene Brown. I couldn't put it down. 📚😊👍 . . . pnw pnwonderland pnwphotographer thatpnwlife thegreatoutdoors thegreatpnw upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest lifeofadventure liveyouradventure rei1440project optoutside brenebrown bookstagram themountainsarecalling letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust washington washingtontrails

2 Days ago
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Dogs are just the best! We had so much fun running around the park this evening 😘🐶 I'm so thankful that my dogs love my sister-in-law's dog! They are all so adorable together. . . . . . . . . . dogs dogsofinstagram instadog dogs doggies doglovers pnw pnwonderland pnwdog doglover adoptdontshop adoptdontshop🐾 shelterdog shelterpets shelteranimals

3 Days ago
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Today I am going to focus on emergency preparedness. With all of the wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes, crazy weather the world has been having, I realize how important it is to be prepared now more than ever. Who knows if the next big earthquake will be in Seattle? I know there will be a big one at some point, but who knows when and who knows how big? . . . We have a good amount of supplies that we take backpacking (first aid, batteries, solar chargers, shelter, etc) and extra gasoline, but we need to stock up on water, non-perishable food, and some other things and come up with an emergency plan. You just never know what could happen. . . . . . . emergencyp emergencysupplies beprepared

4 Days ago
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Saw a hot air balloon while I was out running with Dakota tonight (look closely) 😁 . . . . . . . pnw pnwonderland upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest igers igers_seattle evening sky clouds letsgosomewhere wanderwashington wanderlust liveauthentic lifeofadventure liveyouradventure stayandwander hotairballoon running

4 Days ago
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Going to play it cool... it has started snowing up in the mountains! Crazy! Look at the website for Stevens Pass and you'll see a video they took of the snow falling this morning ❄️ . . . . . . . . pnw pnwonderland pnwphotographer thatpnwlife herpnwlife upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest exploremore liveauthentic wanderfolk wanderlust letsgosomewhere exploretocreate optoutside rei1440project nature naturegram natureaddict naturelovers pugetsound landscapephotography landscape wildplants flora

7 Days ago
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Sat on the rocks and watched the water. Even got rained on. It was perfect. . . . . . . . . pnw pnwonderland pnwphotographer upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest mood moodygram moodygrams washington pugetsound wanderwashington igers nature naturegram naturelovers natureaddict letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust wanderfolk liveauthentic exploremore

7 Days ago
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Finally... rain. . . . . . . . . . rain raining pnw pnwonderland pnwphotographer optoutside rei1440project mood moodygrams moodygram thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors pugetsound washington wanderwashington igers igers_seattle

8 Days ago
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Toilet + tire by the Salton Sea. . . . . . . . . . . . southern saltonsea socal socality california explorecalifornia exploretocreate explore wanderlust wanderfolk wanderer igcalifornia instacalifornia roadtrip roadtrippin stayandwander letsgosomewhere goexplore exploremore

8 Days ago
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Today I learned that you can have panic attacks in your sleep. I learned this after waking up from one, thinking I was dying. It took an hour to calm myself down. . . . I started having panic attacks in my early twenties. I don't really know what triggered their onset, but over the years I have gotten pretty good at managing them, with the exception of a few instances where I ended up hooked up to machines because I thought I was having a heart attack. . . . So, lesson learned, don't go to bed in flight or fight mode because this is the crap that can happen. Recognize when you've maxed out your capacity to handle stress and take good care of yourself and your mental health. . . . . . anxiety panicattack mentalhealth anxietyattack takegoodcareofyourself

8 Days ago
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I can't wait for our next trip down to Utah/Arizona! We really want to go on a volunteer vacation to Kanab, Utah to work with Best Friends Animal Society as well as explore more of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. Don't get me wrong; I love the Pacific Northwest, but I was really taken by our trip down south a few months ago. Plus, this volunteer opportunity sounds awesome! . . . . . . . . . . . volunteering exploretocreate explore adventuretime letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust lifeofadventure liveyouradventure natureaddict naturegram naturelovers nationalpark findyourpark igsouthwest werutah utah hiking hikingadventures optoutside rei1440project

9 Days ago
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Today feels like a good day to go for a walk in the woods. 😊 . . . . . . . . . . . . . p pnwonderland pnwphotographer thatpnwlife thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest hiking hikingadventures optoutside rei1440project liveyouradventure letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderwashington wanderlust naturegram nature natureaddict trails

11 Days ago
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Exploring on a pretty September day! . . . . . . . . . . . . dogs dogsofinsta dogsofinstagram shelterdog shelterpets adoptdontshop adoptdontshop🐾 australiancattledog shepherd shepherdmix yorkie pomeranian trails optoutside rei1440project pnw pnwonderland wanderlust letsgosomewhere wanderwashington exploretocreate upperleftusa pacificnorthwest northwestisbest september adventuredog adventuredogs adventuretime

13 Days ago
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First adventure with our new buddy! . . . . . . . . . . . . advent adventuredogs dogsofinsta dogsofinstagram dogs pnw pnwonderland pnwphotographer thatpnwlife upperleftusa northwestisbest pugetsound pacificnorthwest thegreatpnw australiancattledog shepherd letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust wanderwashington shelterdog shelteranimals adoptdontshop adoptdontshop🐾

13 Days ago
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Today we adopted a 3 year old shepherd/Australian Cattle dog mix from @homeward_pet 😁 We are SO excited to have her join our family and can't wait to take her on adventures! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . adoptdontshop🐾 adopt shelterdog shelteranimals shelterpets dogsofinsta dogs dogsofinstagram shepherd australiancattledog homewardpet rescue rescuedog rescuedogs rescuedogsofinstagram futureadventuredog

15 Days ago
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How beautiful is it to be able to reflect on life in the morning? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pnwhiking pnwonderland pnwphotographer optoutside rei1440project letsgosomewhere liveyouradventure stayandwander wanderlust wanderwashington thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling alpinelakeswilderness alpine alpinelake upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest washington washingtontrails earthpix

16 Days ago
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We need to be more aggressive about fighting climate change. There are so many things you can do - walk instead of drive, carpool whenever possible, reuse/recycle, take shorter showers, turn the water off while you brush your teeth, choose renewable energy, use energy efficient machines, plant trees, support companies that care about the impact they have on the environment... There are so many things you can do - just do a search online. 🙂 . . . . . . pnw pnwonderland pnwhiking washington washingtontrails wanderwashington wanderlust letsgosomewhere stayandwander northwestisbest upperleftusa pacificnorthwest nature naturegram natureaddict naturelovers hiking hikingadventures liveyouradventure optoutside rei1440project thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling climatechange climatechangeisreal

17 Days ago
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Please remember to be kind to others. You never, ever know what someone else is going through/has been through and what they may be hiding. Some people have been through so much and are so brave, yet will never let on about their struggles. . . . We all face challenges in our lives and have different ways of talking about the things we have gone through and ways of expressing our emotions. Some people share on social media, some share with their families and friends, some go to counseling, some have other outlets (like art, music), and some just remain silent. . . . Either way, it can be easy to start making judgments and coming to our own conclusions when we don't fully understand someone else. It's frustrating sometimes to not be able to understand why someone is the way they are, and then when you finally figure it out (if you do), it makes total sense. . . . Anyways, a few recent experiences have reminded me that I don't know everything, that I don't know the whole story just because I've read a chart at work or looked at someone's social media account (it's usually someone's 'highlight reel', right?), and that I have no right judging another human being. . . . . hiking hikingadventures pnw pnwhiking pnwonderland pnwphotographer washington washingtontrails optoutside rei1440project stayandwander wanderwashington wanderlust wanderfolk letsgosomewhere nature naturegram natureaddict naturelovers thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling mountains landscapephotography

18 Days ago
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Enjoy the beauty of nature whenever you can. . . . . At work the other day, I spent about twenty minutes fixing an elderly lady's glasses. I think I came up with a good temporary solution and she was so excited that they would actually stay on her face. It's moments like these that make me really love my job. . . . . . . . . . hammocklife hammock outdoors optoutside rei1440project liveyouradventure pnw pnwonderland thegreatpnw thatpnwlife herpnwlife upperleftusa pacificnorthwest northwestisbest wanderlust stayandwander letsgosomewhere relaxing camping campinglife campingtrip gopro

19 Days ago
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"Leave No Trace" when you go outdoors! If you'd like to learn more about LNT, I have included a link in my bio to the LNT website. Check it out 😀 . . . . . . . . . leavenotr lnt washington washingtontrails pnw pnwonderland pnwphotographer thatpnwlife thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling hiking hikingadventures optoutside rei1440project letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust wanderwashington earthpix adventure lifeofadventure liveyouradventure

20 Days ago
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My heart goes out to those affected by the wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and to our heroic firefighters who are out there fighting these monstrous beasts, one which was caused by fireworks. I hope everyone stays safe. It's heartbreaking to watch these beautiful areas burn. multnomahfalls columbiarivergorge

20 Days ago
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Please check out @mossy.moon.medicinals - they make herbal remedies for women and are all around awesome and inspirational (and have also shared a piece I wrote about my connection to nature if you're interested in checking out 🌱). . . . . . . . . . igutah utahgram instautah nature naturegram naturelovers natureaddict nationalpark findyourpark optoutside rei1440project landscape trees nationalparkgeek igsouthwest werutah southwest utah canyon exploretocreate stayandwander wanderlust letsgosomewhere earthpix

22 Days ago
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Why, helllloooo there! 😎 . . . . . . . . . hiking hikingadventures pnw pnwhiking pnwonderland pnwphotographer thatpnwlife thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling animalsofinstagram wildlife wildlifephotography nikon grouse optoutside rei1440project nature naturegram natureaddict naturelovers upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest

22 Days ago
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Can you spot the Micah? Also, the water levels of this alpine lake are controlled. That's why the level is so low in this photo. I'm not entirely sure why they manage the levels. I'll have to look into it. . . . I'm nervous about winter. I know it's a few months away, but last winter was so rough on me mentally. I'm going to do my best to keep myself healthy and active and in positive situations and relationships this year. I believe in the importance of taking care of your mental health. If you break your leg, you don't ignore it. If you are depressed, you shouldn't ignore it either. Give yourself a mental health day when you need it. Take time out for yourself when you need it. Be compassionate to yourself. I don't get severely depressed, but the lack of sunshine and feeling cooped up indoors gets to be a little too much by the time January rolls around. Being surrounded by negativity doesn't help either. For my own health, I have to stop engaging with super negative people. They bring me down. I'm going to come up with a good game plan for winter and also try to see a counselor at least once a month during the dark months so I can just talk through my thoughts and feelings. I really do love life and am constantly filled with gratitude, but I won't pretend that I don't struggle with sadness and anxiety too. I'm only human. . . . . pnw pnwhiking pnwonderland pnwphotographer northwestisbest pacificnorthwest upperleftusa thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling alpinelakeswilderness backpacking nature naturegram naturelovers natureaddict landscape landscapephotography optoutside rei1440project depression anxiety takecareofyourself mentalhealth letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderwashington wanderlust

23 Days ago
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"This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess."- RMR . . . . . . . . . . nature naturelovers naturegram nature optoutside rei1440project pnw pnwonderland pnwphotographer letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust wanderwashington choosemountains themountainsarecalling thegreatoutdoors thegreatpnw upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest love exploretocreate explorewashington alpinelakeswilderness

25 Days ago
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What are you thankful for today? . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwhiking pnwonderland pnwphotographer mountaingoats exploretocreate wanderwashington washingtontrails washington wanderlust stayandwander letsgosomewhere upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest optoutside rei1440project wildlifephotography wildlifelover wildlife nature naturegram naturelovers natureaddict

25 Days ago
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Pinch me. 😎 . . . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwonderland pnwphotographer thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling lake nature naturegram naturelovers natureaddict upperleftusa pacificnorthwest northwestisbest optoutside rei1440project earthpix letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust thatpnwlife herpnwlife alpinelakeswilderness

26 Days ago
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In the last week, people have come together in different ways and it has been amazing to see. First, the eclipse, and second, responses to Hurricane Harvey. Nature is such a powerful force and has shown us in one week alone how it can be both beautiful and destructive. . . . We can accomplish anything when we do it together. I love that feeling of being connected, of coming together and being there for others when they really need it. I think we need to be there however we can be for those who need it right now down in southern areas of Texas. We are spectacular beings. We are resilient and strong. We know when to rise above and focus on what's important. Even if it's just a small donation, every little bit will make a difference. So please help. . . . hurricaneharvey harvey

26 Days ago
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Spotlight on the adorable little larch and its needles starting to change colors for fall. 🌲💛 . . . . . . . larch trees nature naturegram natureaddict naturelovers wanderlust stayandwander letsgosomewhere thatpnwlife upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest pnw pnwonderland thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling theenchantments

26 Days ago
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I was trying to photograph a butterfly on one of the flowers, but instead I accidentally caught this wasp zooming by. A pleasant surprise when I went to edit the photo. . . . . . flowers flowestagram nature naturegram naturelovers natureaddict naturephotography closeup wasp plants plantsofinstagram upperleftusa pacificnorthwest northwestisbest pnw pnwhiking pnwonderland thatpnwlife letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust

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