A surprising twist in an unsatisfying situation can make all the difference. Tell us our brand ambassador, @.med.sekken's caption to go with this mind-blowing image doesn’t give you goose bumps, too!! .
"During the day it was raining at first, then it was snowing, then the wind picked up and the visibility disappeared, making navigation a little tricky. The ground was as slippery as a hot dog and with 30kg weight on my back I fell at least 3 times in full “slapstick” fashion head over heals. As I laid face down in the cold mud I seriously started questioning what I was doing. I spent a long time trying to find a good tent spot and frustration grew as darkness closed in fast. As I pitched my tent I had to remind myself that this is voluntary, that it could be worse, that I could be stuck in an office, that I am living my dream etc etc, but at this point it did not do wonders to my motivation. I crept into the sleeping bag and ate my freeze dried meal to the sound of rain on my tent. After a little while, tired and a bit cold I drifted into sleep. An hour later I woke up needing to go to the toilet. I was not smiling as I pulled myself out of the warm sleeping bag and into my wet shoes. Still half asleep I crawled out of the tent to do my business. As I wiped the sleep out of my eyes I was surprised to see the sky filled with shining stars, not a single cloud to be seen. Then as I turned to the north, just like an explosion the northern lights started dancing from out of nowhere all across the starlit sky. The cold, the mud, the weeks of rain and all the other factors I had been whining to myself about all day long disappeared within 3 seconds and I was left with a huge smile and a thankful heart, thoroughly reminded why I love this time of year so much. Honestly, its not always easy living this close to nature, but the rewards along the way are so fantastic that I would not trade it for all the gold in the world."