Earlier this summer, Euphoria Girl came into being thanks to the creative hand of Andrew Heaton, who so perfectly captured the essence of my badass, adventure-seeking alter-ego. She is the part of me who isn’t afraid to explore the world outside my comfort zone, who is always daring to try new things and wields both a sword and a gun in the face of evil robots! She also keeps shit weird! Except she has become so much more than just that part of me I channel when I am getting a tattoo, deciding to fly through the air, or battling any destructive forces that may threaten. Others have looked to her and asked of their own lives, What would Euphoria Girl do?
My dear friend, Chelsea asked this question a few weeks back when she was going to be in Colorado for a few days between work obligations. Chelsea is my book loving, blogging, fashionista, foodie friend. She is awesome in so many ways that I count myself exceptionally lucky for having a friend like her in my life. Not being much of an outdoorsy girl, Chelsea said to me one day before her travels, “So I’ve decided to take a page out of Euphoria Girl’s book and I signed up for a horseback riding excursion and found some hikes to do while I am in Colorado. They’re labeled as moderate, so I should be okay, right?”
We don’t often know what we will discover in life unless we put ourselves out there to discover it. It’s easier to stay where it’s comfortable and stick with what we know. But I have stumbled upon more happiness than I know what to do with sometimes when I am daring enough to go find it.
Chelsea dared to find adventure and euphoria in the mountains. She even hiked a mountain and got lost (figuratively speaking, thank goodness) for miles in the beauty of Estes and Rocky Mountain National Parks. She made this fantastic video of her adventure. I cried when I watched it.