Happy belated New Year everyone! As most people do I have set out some new goals for this year and have high hopes for what’s to come. Along with saving money and putting my best foot forward towards work opportunities as well as my writing and photography, my key word for this new year will be ‘self-love.’ It has been something that has fallen away from me in these last couple years and my main goal is to get it back this year by taking chances and really seeing what I am capable of. I was given this opportunity by doing Dog Mountain again this winter (thanks mom for the snowshoes!) and testing my comfort zone. Dog Mountain has one of the most beautiful views and I love how every season it has a slightly different view of the world below. Personally my favourite season to hike Dog Mountain is in the winter when I can see the snow covered trees and city below. This last week, however, topped any expectation I had when I walked to the top of the mountain and saw the sun shining above, blue skies, and a layer of fog covering the city below. It was one of the most breathtaking sights I have ever seen. The fog was like a soft fluffy blanket just wanting to be touched. It was mesmerizing watching the fog slowly blow past the snow capped mountains. It is truly a moment I will remember forever. I didn’t want to leave! It’s moments like these that make the slippery walk up the mountain completely worth it. I am excited for all of the upcoming adventures of this new year and seeing where they all take me. Cheers!