“I was saying that if I had a Guinness World Record, my kids would think I was cool,” said Jenn Drummond.
The Utah resident reshaped her life after a car accident.
“They said they did not have a script where I lived, so you sit there and think, I should have died and I am not, so why am I here? What is my purpose?” said Drummond.
Park City’s mom now tackles a mountain on each of the seven continents, even though her children are not so sure.
My older children look a bit like me, yes, my mom does this mountain, but when their friends come, they say, ‘Oh, you’re the mom going up the mountains!’ said Drummond.
Her new mission is to face the second highest mountain on each continent. Drummond said they are even tougher than the first.
“You have Kilimanjaro, probably 14,000 people a year reach this mountain,” Dramond said. “Mount Kenya is your second highest point. On average, 13 people reach the top on average.”
Drummond also sets the standard for anyone who climbs after it.
“I just think when I hang our flag up there, what does it mean for all of us, right?” said Drummond. “Here we have a new road sign that we have, that we were here. Now you can get here more easily, where are you going?”
And it proves to the rest of us that whatever our Everest is, it’s worth climbing.
“Let’s just have fun and embrace who we are and take the time to do that,” Drummond said. “Because we can not choose when we leave, but we definitely choose how we will appear every day.”
When she arrived in Russia, none of her equipment did. Drummond said that was also a lesson.
“I think it’s very important to lean forward and wait for things not to go the way we want them to and let them go the way they do,” Drummond said.
You can follow her journey on Instagram at @boldbravebeautifullife
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