Some thoughts about challenge…what resonates with you?
Better than you were yesterday;
The situation of being faced with something that needs great mental or physical effort to be done successfully, and therefore tests your ability;
Something new and difficult which requires great effort and determination;
Striving to improve;
Opportunity for growth and self-improvement;
The journey to the best version of yourself;
To accomplish great things, you must be open to taking risks.
We are Rusterior – WNY; Women & LGBTQ Owned; Sustainable; Hand Printed Goods; Ethically Made; Eco-friendly; Proud; and open to taking risks…how else will we be better than yesterday?!
Rusterior is striving to improve by expanding the Rusterior Wild Roamer Blog. In 2022 you can look forward to meeting a diverse group of Wild Roamers who can’t wait to share their local adventures with you. We are challenging ourselves and providing you with ideas for success and growth (and some really cool Rusterior products). We want to offer you wild and roaming ideas and suggestions with varying levels of activity, ability, and family involvement.
Rusterior's 2022 plans include sharing more frequent (at least twice a month!) blog content from real humans who live in our community. These humans come from various backgrounds and are at different stages in their lives, but they share a love of active living. These local Roamers find joy in different escapades, so you are sure to connect with some, if not all of them. And, did we mention they LOVE Rusterior goods?
So, let’s get the party started! We want to introduce you to some of the bloggers! In the spirit of challenges, some of the bloggers are sharing their 2022 challenges, hoping to inspire and motivate you to think about what might challenge you this year. Log in often this year, see what the humans are up to and what Rusterior products they are loving…we challenge you…
First up is
Carrie Rinehart - Carrie is the owner of Rusterior and an adventure junkie. When she isn't working on her business or hanging with her wife and three kiddos she is spending time outside, camping, skiing, hiking, kayaking and any other outdoor adventure she can get her hands on! Adventure is the basis for everything in Carrie's life and it seeps into her business!
I am woman (she/her/hers) - hear me roar (although quietly). I prefer wisdom over age, sunshine over rain, peace over chaos, light over dark, warm over cold, color over gray, and outside over inside. I don't ask why; I ask why not.
My 2022 challenge - WNY Winter Hiking Challenge
Erin Garcia is from Buffalo, NY, but moved to Colorado Springs, CO four years ago. She is a biomedical engineer and enjoys spending her spare time watching sports (Go Bills!), spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the great outdoors! She most enjoys hiking with her husband, Brandon, and their dog, Trigger!
Sam is a marketing director, writer, and self-proclaimed meme connoisseur. She lives just south of Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!) with her high school sweetheart Luke, their two children Marleigh and Huck, and a high maintenance chocolate lab named Zeke. In the summer months, Sam and her family happily skip town for months on end in search of adventure in the Adirondack mountains.
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY and is now living out her adventurous dreams in Denver, CO! She loves exploring and sharing her experiences with others & is looking forward to sharing her adventures with all of you guys and providing all the best tips, tricks and advice on living out an adventurous lifestyle.
When she is not nerding out over literature in her ELA classroom, you will find this hometown gal with my Militello Fun Squad (kick a$$ husband & 3 spunky kids) spreading Buffalove across the globe. Biking & hiking; blading & namaste-ing; clipping in, lacing up & paddling out; in a tent & out on a limb: her adventures are fueled by outdoorphins.
I’m a question asker, adventure seeker and curious explorer on this vibrant blue planet, 3rd from the Sun. I’m thankful to ride through this crazy life with Jason, our three amazing children and numerous animal companions, to spend my days teaching science surrounded by young people, and live a life rich with friendships, family, stories, big laughs, forests, nature, campfires, live music and epic adventures. Life’s too short - make it interesting!
Janine loves exploring outside & gearing up in hiking boots, mud boots or snowshoes, and she love love loves looking for new bugs, birds and plant species in every place she goes.
Dani C -
Based in Chautauqua County (NY), Dani is an avid solo hiker who hopes to visit every national park. When not traveling, you’ll find her exploring natural treasures across New York from the lush forests of the Enchanted Mountains to waterfalls in the Finger Lakes region to the mountain summits and fire towers of the Adirondacks and Catskills. Also enjoys kayaking, snowshoeing, fishing, and cycling.
From being 6 months old sleeping on Quaker Beach with her mom to being 34 and now raising her two kids to love camping, there is more than just an experience to be had in the outdoors. It's truly a part of her life that has molded Katie into the person she is today!
Andrea Genevieve Townson-
Originally from Buffalo, NY Andrea Genevieve Townson has lived in Austin, TX for the last twelve years with her husband, three kids, two turtles and handful of fish. She loves arts and crafts, wild schooling, and sunshine.
When she isn’t exploring new trails or swim holes you can find her baking, eating breakfast tacos or planning the next road trip. Follow their adventures at @field_trip_fridays.
Chelsea is a Long Island adventure connoisseur with a passion for dancing, food, sports, and late night drinks with friends. She is always the life of the party and loves creating funny mischief wherever she goes. Chelsea enjoys being outside from sunrise to sunset and loves finding new trails with her one year old Goldendoodle, Buddy.
Alana Pedalino is a writer, editor and blog manager. She loves to kayak, hike, spend time with animals and travel. Follow her on Twitter @APstyle
We are very excited to begin this year sharing more adventures from more amazing folks! Be sure to share your adventures with us too!
Until next time!
xoxoxo Carrie & Team!