Jul 6, 2022
Replay of Episode 007 with
Courtney Fleet where she discusses everything from studying abroad
in Italy to hiking the John Muir trail to now hiking with
Toddlers. This episode launched in December of 2020 so I
wanted to give an update on Courtney Fleet. Since recording
this episode she now has THREE girls.
To connect or Follow Courtney
she has a new social media handle: Happy Trails and Ponytails
Courtney is a native
Oklahoman who grew up traveling throughout the US with her family.
She has visited 43 states, lived in two countries, and now resides
in North Carolina with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.
Hiking and backpacking have been growing passions of hers since she
was young and something she enjoys doing with her sister and now
with her young girls. When she’s not entertaining her kids, she
works full time as a physical therapist.
I am excited to share
Courtney’s adventure story. As you will soon hear she
emulates the spirit of adventure, being brave and helping remind
all of us to simply “get out the door” and yes sometimes
things will be hard, but that is temporary and the season of hard
things will pass and in the end we will have shared experiences
that will sear lifelong memories into our soul. I am so
excited that Courtney was willing to be brave and make her first
ever guest podcast appearance on Ordinary Sherpa.
- Having adventure baked into the family culture
helps spontaneous experiences come much more naturally throughout
- Approach the opportunity of unplanned time with
a curious mindset, not all experiences can be planned for three
memories equals shared experiences.
- Having a shared experience with family fosters
connection while the adventure will end. The memory of that
experience can stay with you for as long as you
- The habit of enjoying the moment and
waking up with a smile on your face can go with you wherever you
- Use your connections to create a different
experience.Her experience in South Africa would never have happened
as a tourist
- The shared experience of hiking with her sister
was not mutually exclusive to together time
- How do you build into your process, time for
coming down from an adventure and transitioning back into daily
- Becoming a mom doesn't mean you leave your
passion.It means you adapt it to include the ones you love. I
needed to put my sadness aside and honor the accomplishment of my
daughter. It was a good frame of reference and mindset that I
needed to be able to do this with both kids and include them in my
- Get out the door, getting out the door is the
hardest part. You won't get it right. You won't get it perfect. But
just try it.
- Try again. As Courtney noted in her stone
mountain hike. When you reach that peak, my mama heart, my hiking
heart, were smiling at the summit. It was a new level of
accomplishment that I had never experienced
- The gear is far less important than the doing
Mary Janes and ruffle socks are perfectly okay.
- Embrace the mindset that everything is
temporary. There are hard things. Aren't going to go as hoped. This
is just a season and we can always try again, this tantrum, this
moment, this season, it's all temporary. And by the way, this will
be funny tomorrow.
To Follow or Connect with Courtney:
Facebook: She is a member of the
free Ordinary Sherpa Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ordinarysherpa