It’s not every day you get asked to represent a company that you really admire, but back in July that’s exactly what happened. Aventura Clothing is a lifestyle apparel brand based in the beautiful Sierra Nevadas. They use organic and sustainable fibres to make their clothing and fulfill their mission to “help the earth one garment at a time.”
As an ambassador I engage regularly with the company on social media, represent their brand by wearing their clothing and will soon do a round-up of their Fall 2015 line on AdventurousParents.com.
They recently conducted an interview with me for their blog to introduce me to their community. I appreciated their thoughtful questions and wanted to post some of them here for you to read (you can read the rest in the interview!)
What piece of advice would you share with parents who are new to adventuring with their children?
Young children are quite adaptable, but the best approach, in my opinion, is to retain some familiarity and sense of routine amidst your adventuring. This might mean planning adventures around a nap schedule, bringing some of your child’s favourite items on a hike, or establishing a new routine while you’re travelling. Be sensitive to your child’s particular needs and help him or her feel comfortable and included in the adventure by making it fun and exploratory. Appropriate rewards and incentives go a long way in helping them cope in new situations.
What is one accomplishment in the past year you are most proud of?
Last March I launched a new mountain culture media and publishing company here in Banff, called Crowfoot Media. It was the culmination of eight years of dreaming, many years of working with other publications, and finding the right business partner. I can’t wait to see our first issue in print.
What is one thing that gets easier as you get older?
As I get older I’m better able to discern which relationships I want to invest in, which seem to have played an important role in my life for a season, and which I should let go of. I have less tolerance for carrying other people’s negative energy, and so I like to surround myself with positive people who have a clear vision for their lives and who don’t get caught up in drama. It’s wonderfully refreshing to have the confidence to involve myself with people who keep me feeling buoyant.
Psst…ladies in the USA, if you love Aventura, contact me to get a unique discount code!