Outdoors

I was in a funk. An I’m-almost-32-anddon’t- know-what-I’m-doing-with-mylife kind of funk. Lacking fulfillment and feeling misdirected, I decided to quit my job.

Birth is the ultimate beginning. Each new parent patiently waits nine months to meet their little one and begin the big adventure. With this beginning comes one of the purest forms of joy but also restless nights and extreme fatigue.

If you've been into summer challenges this year, including the Trail to Ale by Fernie Brewing Company or the Fernie Mountain Bike Club's Little Ripper Challenge, look no further as there is a new kid in town. Gear Hub, a sports shop in downtown Fernie, has picked their favourite Fernie Activities and turned it into a fun and active challenge... with a chance to win a $250 prize.

This may sound a little silly, but take a minute to consider how difficult life would be without a functioning shoulder. The shoulder is a fascinating part of the body that offers a range of motion greater than any other joint.

There's a white-haired donkey standing along the banks of a river in the morning mist, and my food bag dangles in his mouth.

Spotted: A Fernie Mountain Mama at play in the wild. Watch as the courageous and daring Mama plans and executes a kayaking trip with her precious babe in tow. Balance is essential in work, life and play. 

When you think of culture things like art, heritage and music might come to mind. In Fernie biking is actually also a huge part of our culture.

Potential could be the freedom to do your best. The things we take for granted like going to school or having the ability to read a book are what some kids around the globe are praying for.

The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) is working hard on Fernie’s potential as a world class trail network. We currently have over 300 kilometres of trails plus the trail network at Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR). Our trails have a variety of terrain and are suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities.

For some of us it’s about rediscovering potential, for others it’s about finding it. Wherever you are in your journey, I have one piece of advice I’d love to share: Enjoy the process. Figure out what lights you up, gets you going and gives you something to look forward to.