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My Word for 2019

BlogAmanda Walter | Maple AlpsComment

If you have been following along for a while, you know that 2019 will mark year four of Maple Alps! I can hardly believe that my little corner of the internet has been here this long and I could have never imagined how it has grown and developed. There are a lot of crazy things planned for the next year, and I’ve been working hard to get some awesome content to you.

Last year, my word was liberation. Liberation from me and the limitations I place on myself, mostly. I found that as I freed myself from wanting perfection in everything and just going for things, doors opened up that led to me choosing a word for 2019. Are you ready to find out what I chose?

My Word for 2019 | www.maplealps.com

Bold

bold

1) (of a person, action, or idea) showing a willingness to take risks; confident and courageous.

2) (of a colour, design, or shape) having a strong, vivid, or clear appearance.

Just based on how my year is shaping up, I see a year of adventure ahead of me. I mean, my life has honestly always been pretty adventurous, but I see an especially interesting year ahead - not that I can see the future or anything. This will be a year that will challenge me, push me out of my comfort zone even further, and just be crazy - in a good way. I want to embrace all of the adventure and be bold. Mostly, I want to be bold for Christ.

The last 12 months, liberation from myself has led me to want to be more bold and brave. I’ll get on the crazy flights and go on the strange adventures. I’ll grow boldly in my faith and share it with others. I will be bold and stand for what truly matters and not be silent when I should not be.

I’m ready to embrace it all and see what God has in store for me this next year!

Oh! And just as a fun fact: last January as well as this one, my word of the year has been formed while in transit in an airplane.

 

Did you choose a word for 2019? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!


 
 

Climb Every Mountain // Austria

TravelAmanda Walter | Maple Alps2 Comments

Okay, not going to lie, but the title of this post was definitely inspired by The Sound of Music. You'll get it if you've seen it, but how can you NOT think of it when in the Austrian mountains??

I'm really glad I married an Austrian so that I have the perfect excuse to go as often as possible. It's been a year since we were back in Austria (which makes me a little sad), so I thought a little bit of the views from last summer would cheer me (and you?) up a little bit. 

Climb Every Mountain // Austria | www.maplealps.com

You know a hike is going to be good when it starts out with baby goats. Seriously. We did make a few animal friends along the way...

Climb Every Mountain // Austria | www.maplealps.com
Climb Every Mountain // Austria | www.maplealps.com
Climb Every Mountain // Austria | www.maplealps.com

The views! I so miss this place!

Climb Every Mountain // Austria | www.maplealps.com
Climb Every Mountain // Austria | www.maplealps.com
Climb Every Mountain // Austria | www.maplealps.com
Climb Every Mountain // Austria | www.maplealps.com
Climb Every Mountain // Austria | www.maplealps.com
Climb Every Mountain // Austria | www.maplealps.com
Climb Every Mountain // Austria | www.maplealps.com
Climb Every Mountain // Austria | www.maplealps.com
 

Counting down the months until we get to go back to enjoy mountains, family, and friends!

 

Have you ever hiked in Austria?