To Howl Often means to speak your truth and go after what you want. It’s about pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. It’s about making whatever changes you require to be happy. It’s about you doing you, regardless of what other people may think. At the end of the day, you are your own Number 1 and no one else can be that for you. To Howl Often is to do whatever you need to do to be healthy and happy.
As a child, growing up in the 70’s, that’s what it meant to be a girl, at least in some people’s eyes. I guess I never really fit in then. I ran through mud puddles, barefoot. I picked up garter snakes, and let them slither across my hands. I held toads and caught fireflies. I had grass- stained knees and wind-blown hair. I’d rather be outside riding my bicycle or running through the woods behind our house than dressing up or putting on makeup.
We sat down with Ashley Gossens, a writer, adventurer and nature lover living in Seattle, WA. We knew as soon as we discovered her piece about climbing 30 peaks before her 30th Birthday that there was a bigger story to tell. Ashley shares her frequent adventures as well as book recommendations to inspire adventurous women on her blog, Alpine Lily.