Don’t date a girl who treks

 

Dont Date a Girl Who Treks

Don’t date a girl who treks

By Marinel de Jesus

She’s the girl with the uneven tanned body

Scorched skin from the rays of the sun from trekking the high passes.

She’s the girl with the high cut boots

And a pair of trekking poles that she depends her life on

She’s the girl who catches the sunrise and sunset

For either of them will suit her just fine.

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Don’t date a girl who treks

For this means you wake up at some ungodly hour

and race your feet to the tops of the mountains.

God forbid if she misses the sun’s spectacle

You’ll see her purse her lips in utter disappointment

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But fear not

Because as soon as she sees the majestic peaks before her eyes

She will smile again in no time

She’s the girl who knows her summits’ names

And their heights from sea level

Her favorite numbers are those that begin at 3000 and above

In meters to be exact

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Don’t date a girl who treks

She will ask you where you are from

And feels a bit torn

When you come from a place closer to sea level rather than a range

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Don’t date a girl who treks

Because she will not want you to wine and dine her

But rather would desire more of your time

As she would have you hike with her in the middle of nowhere

All day and all night.

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Don’t date a girl who treks

Her heart is already taken

By those named Himalayas, Andes, and Alps

Unless you are willing to join in her pursuits of them

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Don’t date a girl who treks

She’s armed with gear you have not even heard of

Like her spot or go girl

And you must be curious to see how she uses them

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Don’t date a girl who treks

She has her battle scars called blisters that she wouldn’t want you to notice

When strolling in flip flops on a beach

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Don’t date a girl who treks

She will bask in the wilderness without a bed

Eating dehydrated food and trail bars

Find you appealing only when you can brave no shower for days

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Don’t date a girl who treks

For her soul is already full

Of memories of peaks and summits

Really, you’re just there to take a photo of her on top of one

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Don’t date a girl who treks

For her longing for mountains is constant

And you will hear an earful of it all the time

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Don’t date a girl who treks

She loves to be present in the moment

Rushing is for the city life

While allowing time to pass by slowly reminds her of that freedom

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Don’t date a girl who treks

For there will be no wild parties or hang overs

Just a meditative moment in the woods

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Don’t date a girl who treks

She will eventually go off the beaten path

And you will have to be there to save her

In times when she needs a helping hand

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Don’t date a girl who treks

For her sense of direction is via a trail map

Place her in a city and she’s lost

And you’ll be stranded in no time

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Don’t date a girl who treks

For she lives life to the fullest

If you cannot catch up to her when she flies

Then don’t think she’d even shed a single tear

If you tell her goodbye

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Don’t date a girl who treks

She will go exploring on her own when her heart so desires

And will only return to you when she finally misses you

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Don’t date a girl who treks

She finds beauty in any situation

Even when the rain is pouring

Or the wind blowing too strong

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Don’t date a girl who treks

For she finds purpose in hiking the tallest peaks

Even if it means risking her health

Or risking her life

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Don’t date a girl who treks

For her creativity can take you to far off places that you never imagined wanting to go

In taking risks she finds a sense of aliveness

Be prepared to match her fearlessness

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Don’t date a girl who treks

For beyond the layer of toughness

There is a heart full of love and longing

For someone like you to cross her path

To share her adventures with

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And if you’re lucky enough to date a girl who treks

She will have you join in her world of trekking

You will marry the mountains like she did

And in return

Her loving you is as honest as her passion for trekking

Your relationship will be treated as holy as a pilgrim’s kora

She embraces challenges like it’s another summit to overcome

And every single day you will savor the sunrises and sunsets like they were your last

She will challenge your limits only to become better each day.

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Don’t date a girl who treks

For she will make you live and appreciate an irregular life

And fill it with so much magic that you will never ever want to walk off trail

without her by your side.

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27 thoughts on “Don’t date a girl who treks

  • March 23, 2017 at 8:02 pm
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    Beautiful words and very true! I’m lucky that my husband and son join me on adventures, it’s great sharing the memories with my family. I really want to get out there right away after reading that!

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  • March 22, 2017 at 4:46 pm
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    I love it! Now I really want to go hiking! Thank you for so much inspiration. 🙂

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  • March 22, 2017 at 5:15 am
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    Trekking seems sooo cool and is great for staying physically and mentally fit! The author certainly has created a beautiful expression behind her passion for this consuming past-time.

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  • March 22, 2017 at 2:27 am
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    Wow, Marinel! This is brilliant! You are very talented and the poem rings so true ha! I should show it to my boyfriend even though it’s too late now haha! Well done!

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  • March 22, 2017 at 12:37 am
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    What a super beautiful poem. I like how this trekking girl is already taken by the Himalayas and Andes. Like the potential suitor I’m curious on how she handles her gear. I couldn’t date a guy who treks because I need a shower every day and I couldn’t eat dehydrated food. This really put into perspective the life of a trekker!

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  • March 22, 2017 at 12:19 am
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    This is such a beautifully written poem! Very on point and it definitely resonance with me in many ways! I am a strong intersectional feminist so I truly believe in the power of women and their abilities to do anything. Thank you for making me proud to be a woman adventurer 🙂

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  • March 22, 2017 at 12:13 am
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    This is so beautiful! I’m not a trekker but can totally see myself in some of the lines, but from a different perspective. Like Bushavali says, can totally be applied to a girl who travels and explores. I always say I won’t settle for anyone who doesn’t make me smile like the Machu Picchu sunrise.

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  • March 21, 2017 at 6:09 pm
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    Great one and so true! At least, from the perspective of a low-land girl, dating a guy who treks. Lol. Almost the same but also different.

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  • March 21, 2017 at 3:47 pm
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    beautiful poem. This really speaks about what it takes to be trekker. It speaks about her behavior and what delights her.

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    • March 24, 2017 at 12:42 am
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      Yes- it’s meant to share with the world a glimpse of how it’s like to be passionate about trekking. Somehow it’s easier to express that via a form of poetry/art. Thanks.

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  • March 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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    Beautifully written! This makes me want to travel and hike more. If I wasn’t married, I’d totally want to date someone who loves adventuring and the outdoors. I’d totally be down with that!

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    • March 24, 2017 at 12:43 am
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      Guys who trek and go for adventure can be few and far between so it’s not an easy task to find someone aligned with a girl who treks but it’s possible like anything else in life 🙂

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  • March 21, 2017 at 1:36 pm
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    The main photo is absolutely breathtaking. I love the post, you’re right, don’t get a girl who treks cause…I am wondering who I am now since I don’t trek at all. Very original concept, at least for me.

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  • March 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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    This is awesome! Sounds like a dating checklist for people who want to date a badass lady. Those who don’t like adventure and the outdoors need not apply 😉

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    • March 24, 2017 at 12:45 am
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      Lol, yes, that maybe the case actually – it does look like a checklist but in a lot of ways it’s also to exert our freedom and ability to choose to be passionate about trekking as we allow ourselves to fall in love with it even! Maybe partners and mountains are similar in many ways 🙂

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  • March 21, 2017 at 8:49 am
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    Just beautiful! Incredibly beautiful poem… Most of it is actually applicable to a gal who travels and explores too!!! I’m actually imagining those moments I’ve had myself and the one’s I had my guy with me and the various experiences and conversations we’ve had!!!

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    • March 24, 2017 at 12:46 am
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      Yes, I agree-the concept can apply to those who travel as well as it is about seeking new experiences and challenges. Glad you appreciate the message. Thanks.

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  • March 21, 2017 at 7:45 am
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    This is fantastic and all reasons why guys should definitely date a girl who treks!!

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    • March 24, 2017 at 12:48 am
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      I hope the guys take it as a positive message of encouragement – it is meant to show the good points of dating a girl who treks. Appreciate your insight!

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  • March 21, 2017 at 7:02 am
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    Although these are reasons not to date a woman who treks, it can also be a checklist for those who are thinking about it to make sure they can fulfil her needs and requirements!

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