I love this post from Daring to Live Fully.
Taking in fresh air and a pretty view while camping does magic for my mental state. But for me, hiking has really become where it’s at.
You know how laughing out loud at something when you’re alone means that you’ve really been gotten? Yeah.
I’ve had stupid big smiles on solo hikes that feel like they’re coming right out of my heart. It soars when I get that burst of clean air, that rush of wind, that summit and that panoramic view of the ocean. I can never believe any of it, that I’m doing it, that I love it so much, that it’s so, so beautiful, that I get to experience it, that I’m lucky to have the ability to do it.
After every hike, I feel powerful and accomplished and completely still. Nothing else has ever given me this feeling. The more I have it, the more I want it. And I’m so lucky to live in a place where I can get it as often as I please.
Thanks, Nature. You’re awesome.