20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Only One to Beat You is Yourself.

I love to climb, and I love climbing photography. Confidence with humility is one of the biggest things that life challenges us with. I constantly need to reassure myself that I did well and went beyond initial expectations, and that I will do better regarding all forms of learning, which is always what you need to remind yourself while climbing. I can reach the top, I am confident enough to reach the top of the climb, and I know that I can do it, if not now, eventually. Always and always working on my confidence, and rock climbing has never not helped. I believe we all need to keep repeating these things in our head, with humility and kindness, and with this we might reach new heights, pun intended.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3400
Copyright: © Danielle Boutte