#3 It’s Okay To Be Vulnerable #LessonsLearned on Klimanjaro

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At Kibo Hut prior to Summit Night

We live in a time where asking for help is almost not acceptable in society. It is frowned upon and is seen as a sign of weakness. No matter how we might be struggling inside or just trying to keep up with daily demands, we need to face the world as if we have everything under control and we’re coping with all of life’s pressures.

 

The guides and fellow trekkers has played such a huge role in the success of my climb, and looking back, I know that I would not have reached my goals had it not been for them.

We were allowed to be vulnerable, weak and dependant, and we were there to assist each other. Our guides became our teachers, they monitored us and in some cases even fed us to ensure that we don’t burn out and that we’re able to continue our trek.

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One of the guides, Heaven, who carried my backpack for me

What I’ve learned on the mountain, through this experience is, that it’s okay to be vulnerable, it’s okay to ask for help. We’re not superheroes. In order for us to be the best versions of ourselves, we need the help of others. We can only give the best of ourselves if we’re in our best state of mind, body and spirit.

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Heaven eased my load by carrying my backpack
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Allan with my friend Fawzia
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