We are humbled on a daily basis by the women who wear Synergy Organic Clothing while doing incredible things. This post is the first in a series of guest blog spots written by inspirational women who kick butt while wearing Synergy!
Hi everyone! My name is Katie Jo and I'm a climbing instructor from Southern California. This past Saturday I reached a pretty big climbing milestone by successfully climbing a 5.13a sport route, a difficult achievement I never imagined would be possible when I first began climbing five years ago. The only things I could picture then, were my feet slipping, the rock crumbling, and myself, tumbling into open space. Though I grew up with a mountaineering father and always felt drawn to the mountains and crags, I was also terrified of heights! My first time sport climbing outside, I was so scared of falling that I cried at every bolt!
But along with the opportunities to be outdoors and the supportive community it provides, this same fear, is one of the big reasons why I have come to love climbing so much. It's a sport that never ceases to challenge, both mentally and physically. Climbing presents constant obstacles, teaching you to focus, trust in yourself, think of creative solutions, and be completely in the moment in order to overcome. Along the way, the rock will crumble, your feet will slip, and you'll take plenty of falls, but I have come to realize that these are only opportunities to get back up, to work a little harder, to reach a little further. And when you reach the anchors of your most difficult route, it's pretty incredible to realize that you are capable of things you never imagined!
Climbing has made such a positive impact on my life and for this reason I love sharing it with others. I'm very grateful to Synergy for their support and for giving me an opportunity to write about this amazing sport. If anybody out there has any questions about climbing, please reach out via IG (@katiejo.myers) or my blog (katiejo.wildc.net). I would love to hear from you!In this shoot Katie is wearing our Native Summer Bra and Basic Capri Pants
In the early part of 2014, we met several times and together designed four items that you’ll see rolling out this season. Included in the group are two tops and two dresses. Each style has a timeless, distinct, versatile flavor. We hope you’ll enjoy our collaborative capsule as much as we did creating it.
Look for upcoming posts on our blog and on The Penny Rose blog featuring these four collaborative designs as well as a short film about the project in April on The Penny Rose and on our blog.
Before we go, can we talk about how cute her dog is?!?!!? AHHH! THAT FACE!!!!!!
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