brookewillson brookewillson

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'B' 27 | Alberta | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ—ป  โค๏ธ Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do ๐ŸŒฒDream | Adventure | Inspire #freshairandfreedom ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿซ BSW | BEd Student @keencanada ambassador

Walking out of third year Education like... ๐Ÿ‘€ Exams are officially done, so it's onto the next. Gimme mountains, adventure and a whole lot of fun. 4+ months ahead and it's time to start working on some trip details. So much I want to do! These months are going to FLY by. Also a huge thanks to everyone who has been so patient with me both on here, and at home, while I have been balancing Full-Time University life, adventure/work, family, friends and my own self time. Timber for keeping me sane along the way, and of course the coffee and wine, which helped. Photo @findmeoutside on a road-trip through Washington and Oregon!
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#freshairandfreedom #mountains #homeawayfromhome #kananaskis #mountaingirls #womenwhoexplore #mtnchicks #ladiesgetoutside #adventureenthusiasts #mountrainier #washington #canonphoto #eddiebauer #mhcco #womenwhohike #coffeeenthusiast

A satisfied life is better than a successful life. Because our success is measured by others, but our satisfaction is measured by our own soul, mind and heart #freshairandfreedom ๐Ÿ’š
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Dreamin' of warmer days spent in the mountains, among the trees, hiking to back country lakes. Think I am lacking in Vitamin D. Anyone else? #waterton

Laughter is the sound of your soul dancing - Jarod Kintz | Photo @matt.snell *
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Smilin' big today because it was officially the last day of classes! A few exams next week then that's it. No classes till September!
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#freshairandfreedom #mountains #homeawayfromhome #westcomb #kananaskis #mountaingirls #womenwhoexplore #mtnchicks #ladiesgetoutside #adventureenthusiasts #explorealberta #snowshoeing #rummelridge #tourcanada #canonphoto #eddiebauer #ospreypacks #albertaadventuregirls

For me it's always been adventure first and photos second... I shared this statement in a story of mine a couple weeks ago, when I was talking about Skillshare and how I have recently been using it, taking a few photography classes for fun on the side. I love being able to share my adventures with you guys in hopes of inspiring you all to also get out and explore and reap the benefits Mother Nature brings! I certainly love composing shots and snapping pics here and there but I've never ever considered myself a 'photographer'. I guess reason being behind never getting reallyyyy into it is because I thought it would take away from the true 'adventure' and enjoyment I get from being outside. I can also be a very impatient person... and like to be on the move, I love hiking and doing all these outdoor activities for the workout and views and true hard work that goes into it, it can be tough for me to slow down or take breaks to take shots, especially tripod setting up time consuming stuff ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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It's funny cause at the same time... the more I learn about photography the more I just want to explore and travel, it's just a matter of finding a balance with it all. For those that have found that balance and patience in learning photography, koodos to you!!! It's also about remembering the true reason I chose to get outside in the first place, while appreciating the fact that Instagram/social media marketing is what has allowed me to go to school full time while still maintaining this adventurous life of mine. Thanks to all of you who has continued to follow along and support me in this transition.
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You're also probably wondering why I'm talking about photography after having just posted a video... Well I guess I am just grateful also for those people who come along on any adventures with me and take the time to capture content, whether it be photos or video and share that with me to then share with you all! Huge thanks to @vanessafraser for doing just that, capturing footage and putting together a little birthday video for me this pst January!
Music Credit: Russell Dickerson - Twentysomething

Spend more time in places that make your soul happy, and enjoy the journey along the way. I love road trips, especially when it involves driving through the mountains. Grabbing a coffee, enjoying the views, road snacks, listening to music etc. But I also LOVE the picnic pit stops. *
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What was your favourite road trip you've ever gone on!? I would say my top road trip was Ina Iceland a couple years back ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ I am excited for the road trips I have in the works this summer! @kershawknives #whatisshecarrying #whatareyoucarrying #partner #nordegg

One year ago today I brought you home with me ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿก Thanks for being the BEST partner in crime. Can't wait to see what adventures we get up to in the next 365 days. Love this little man to the moon and back @timber_tails | A little self portrait at Pyramid Lake.
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#freshairandfreedom #pryramidlake #dogsthathike #campingwithdogs #alpinebabes #explorealberta #jaspernationalpark #jasper #aussiedoodle #adventureenthusiasts #hikingwithdogs #mtnchicks #albertaadventuregirls #ladiesgetoutside

Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, beautiful views and some peace and quiet โค๏ธ Takin' a bit of time away from school work to 'recharge'. @jasperhalfmarathon in the am! Prayin' for the sun to come out and clouds to clear tomorrow, 21km would suck a lot less if I had some mountain views to enjoy the whole time ๐Ÿ‘€ *
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Some people ask me... do you really love solo trips? Adventuring on your own? And I always reply, well if I didn't love it I certainly wouldn't do it. I think it's important to have self-time, enjoying your own company and thoughts. Sometimes I want to do things and not have the approval of anyone to do them or be on anyone else's schedule. It can be very freeing. Of course I enjoy being in the mountains with friends, family and others but I really do enjoy my self-time, I feel it's important. Also if I was ALWAYS waiting for that someone to join me and commit to all these various trips, adventures and things I do, I'd certainly have done a lot less in my lifetime. *
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Oh and I do have @timber_tails now so rarely am I ever completely 'alone' ๐Ÿถ #freshairandfreedom #jasperhalfmarathon #jasper #oldfortpoint #mountaingirls #mountains #homeawayfromhome #womenwhoexplore #mtnchicks #ladiesgetoutside #adventureenthusiasts #explorealberta #snowshoeing #explorealberta #tourcanada #canonphoto #albertaadventuregirls

Adopt the pace of nature. Patience is her secret - Ralph. W. Emerson | Photo: @matt.snell #freshairandfreedom

Happy Easter everybody! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿฐ *
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Woke up this morning at our family cabin to -28 with wind chill. Thought it was Mother Natures way of playing an April Fools joke... Unfortunately it wasn't. Went for a lake side run, froze my ๐Ÿ‘off (literally) but it was the best way to start my morning. Some may call me crazy, but morning coffee and breakfast always tastes 10x better after a morning workout. Am I right? *
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#freshairandfreedom #mountains #homeawayfromhome #lululemon #kananaskis #mountaingirls #womenwhoexplore #mtnchicks #ladiesgetoutside #adventureenthusiasts #explorealberta #snowshoeing #explorealberta #tourcanada #canonphoto #rummellake #albertaadventuregirls

If you can be absolutely comfortable without knowing who you are, than what's left is who you are. The Being behind the human, a field of potentiality, rather than something that is already defined. Give up defining yourself, to yourself and others. You won't die. You will come to life. | Thanks @alliemichellel for the little inspo ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
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I'm planning to stay in town for Easter long weekend. Time to catch up with friends, do some organizing at home and clean up, some studying as exam week is only a couple weeks away, and of course some family at our cabin for Easter dinner Sunday! Anyone have exciting long weekend plans? *
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#freshairandfreedom #mountains #homeawayfromhome #westcomb #kananaskis #mountaingirls #womenwhoexplore #mtnchicks #ladiesgetoutside #adventureenthusiasts #explorealberta #snowshoeing #rummelridge #tourcanada #canonphoto #eddiebauer #ospreypacks #albertaadventuregirls

I ran outside in capris and a long sleeve this morning, and could've easily been in shorts. I think that in itself deserves a hurrahhhhhh โ˜€๏ธ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ #sunsout #springtime #freshairandfreedom #nordegg #crescentfalls

Vanessa's way of repaying me for finding her phone she dropped in the snow while we were hiking... charcuterie and wine at the summit. Winter hiking essentials? ... Okay well maybe those are some of V's essentials ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ @kershawknives #whatisshecarrying #whatareyoucarrying #partner
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Can't wait to trade in the wine and coffee/Baileys for those summer ciders at the summit! ๐Ÿป Summer is near!

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