4th photo - Susan in front of a typical Crested Butte fence of old skis.
If you could change one thing about the world for the better, what would it be?
I think it would be really great if we could see past people's exteriors and see their true nature and emotional being with x-ray vision in order to be more understanding of others. Everyone deserves compassion and patience. I’d also love it if everyone could be a little more honest on social media. It’s not all rainbows and butterflies out there and I think young people are jaded by their own friends.
Tell me about a time you've struggled and what you learned from it?
Honestly, I’m not so sure I’ve even learned from this one, but I stalled on moving to Wyoming to spend time with my brother and now he’s dead. Contrary to popular belief it doesn’t always “work out”. I've learned this the hard way. I’ve lost so many loved ones in the last 20 years and it’s shaped who I am now. It's hard to know how and when to show up. I really struggle with cliches and cringe when someone feeds me one. Sometimes, it’s just too late and you’ve missed out. The lesson I’m learning is that when it’s time to hustle you gotta hustle.
What would your ideal day look like?
I would wake up early, meditate for 20 minutes, drink tea, eat breakfast and hike a new 13,000’ mountain with my doggo. We wouldn’t have to worry about time or storms and summit with confidence! Afterwards we would hang with loved humans and more doggos and share a meal ending by a campfire. Finally, Bodhi and I would fall asleep outside by the river and he would snuggle me and keep me warm.