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Saying Goodbye to Lake Louise

It seems the time has come for me to say goodbye to one of my favourite places on earth. I've spent 10 months out here this year, and it's been one of the best years of my life. I have grown so much, seen so many things I wanted to see, have experiences that I never thought I would have.

Now that I'm sitting in the airport, I don't want to leave. I always get like this right before I do something big. My anxiety kicks up and tries to convince me that the easiest thing to do would be to not do the exciting and potentially life-changing thing. For a very long time that anxiety controlled me and prevented me from taking chances, prevented me from taking some really great opportunities.

So as much as I don't want to leave, I know I have bigger and better things waiting for me on the other side. 

Lake Louise has been so good to me. Especially this time around. This year I have made new friends, I've opened up, I've become more sure of myself. More sure of what I want, and I've grown to be confident enough to go after what I want.

So here's to Lake Louise, to great friends, and to the next adventure!


Takakkaw Falls

Takakkaw Falls (named from a Cree word loosely translated to "it is magnificent") is 991 feet tall and located just outside of Field, British Columbia. A winding road leads away from the main highway, and there are a few places to pull over and get home great photos of the river and Spiral Tunnels on your way up. The drive itself is jaw-droppingly beautiful, with incredible vistas around every corner.

(Isn't this miniature of the mountain range and waterfalls just so cool?!)

Once you get to the top parking lot, there is a small path that leads you along the river to a bridge, and that's when the Falls come into view. It seems as though the water is falling in slow motion despite the fact that it's actually pounding down. It had an extremely calming effect on me, just watching and listening to the water. 

We ventured a little closer to the falls and as a result we ended up soaked. The spray hits you even at a great distance, but we didn't mind. As you can see in the photo below, you can actually climb up beside the falls. We were not well equipped for climbing up rocks, but that doesn't mean I didn't try!

Takakkaw Falls, Check!