on Mt. Whitney
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"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." ~ Mark Twain
An Exhilaration Effect Story
|Lauren Kelly is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) consulting with a national healthcare
insurance company as an Information Technology (IT) Project Manager. She has served on the Board of
Directors for an international membership-based organization, Toastmasters International. She owns
her own home in southern California and has three children and seven grandchildren.
For her 50th birthday, Lauren climbed Mount Whitney, completed a 12-mile hike through the Havasupai
Indian Reservation, and completed the Rock n’Roll Marathon in San Diego in 4 hours and 32 minutes.
"I’ve always been physical but each of these adventures were a first for me and each stretched me
physically, emotionally and mentally," she recalls.
Lauren tells us that climbing Whitney was a major shift in her life. "The first time was extremely
was lagging behind. In retrospect, there is very little in life that I need to be fearful of, because I’ve faced
death. I had to keep going forward no matter how frightened I was. That’s often true in life; I have to keep
going forward because staying put or going backwards aren’t really good options.
"Indirectly, it may have impacted me more than I would’ve expected. I can work through fear more
Lauren recommends that we all "own an adventuresome heart. Experience life. Try what you haven’t tried.