Alas, it’s been a long break.
A break from blogging, from podcasts, from audiobooks, from working out, and even from hiking. I can go on about the reasons why, but it boils down to a need to step away and recharge. My body knew before my brain did. And when I wouldn’t listen, it made me slow down. I was fatigued. And I was injured. And I was mentally drained. So I finally stopped and listened.
And the break was glorious.
With the summer hiking season in full swing, my muscles moving again in the ways they should move, and some exciting plans on the horizon, I suddenly have the urge to post on and tinker with my blog again. I absolutely love taking photos, and plan to continue sharing my adventures and misadventures. So for the next little while, I’ll be taking a more visual approach. Less writing. More photos.
Writing isn’t coming as naturally to me as before.
So I’m not going to force it.
I’ll just be patient.
A trip to the mountains always stirs up creativity. And for me, hiking is a form of mindfulness. It makes it easy for me to just be present. To chat with friends without an agenda. To discuss the most silly hypotheticals just because. To hike and enjoy the outdoors with gratitude.
A trip to Nihahi Ridge Trail in Kananaskis was exactly what I needed. What an amazing day it was, and a reminder of why I love hiking so much.
Dear Mountains: I have missed you. And I’ll see you again soon.