I have to admit, adventuring alone is not something I could ever envision myself doing. Reason being, I was scared to venture out in to the wilderness alone. I had so many fears and even when I had my kids with me, that just amplified the fears even more. But I knew, that if I waited on my husband or friends to go with me on these adventures, I probably would never venture out at all. So how did I conquer that fear? Well let me tell you so you can conquer your fears as well.
This year I have been focused a lot of self-care. The kind of self-care that forces me to talk better to myself and take care of not only my body but my mind. Because of my new goals, I have read one self-help book this year and am on my second. (Of course I have read more than that but I’m only referring to proclaimed self-help books specifically.) My word for the year even has been “grace”. I chose this word because I wanted to give myself grace for all the things I cannot control and just overall not get stressed out about daily life. For me this is a huge win. I am one of those overachievers that tend to make life hard on themselves because I can never get myself to stop working.
When was the last time you went out on the trail and came back with muddy shoes, muddy feet, muddy socks, and muddy pants?
Hopefully it doesn’t occur that often for you because then you would not be following good trail etiquette. Now, I normally don’t step on my high horse for these types of things but today this is a temporary box sitting here and I’m gonna stand up tall on it and shout to the roof tops! If we don’t take care of our trails, then no one will. Even those trails that are maintained by your community or forest service, can’t keep up when they are treated too badly.
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When we go hiking, its important we have the right gear to get us through. There is nothing like getting on the trail and not having what you want or what you need to break the mood pretty quickly. Let’s go over some of the items that are most important. Not just for emergency purposes but just the essentials as well.
Never, do we ever celebrate (what we consider to be) lame holidays. Holidays that were brought on by greeting card companies and not by history or religion. Holidays that require you to buy a present and “celebrate” for no good reason. Valentine’s Day is just that for us. We don’t believe that you have to buy a present once a year to show a person you care. Furthermore, we don’t want to spend the money.
In my mind, I couldn’t get past the idea that they could hurt me. I have never been fond of livestock in the sense that I have never been around them really as a child so I don’t know how to behave around them. The large animals are truly magical in so many ways but I usually prefer a fence between us. These cows saw differently. They could have cared less…And I really wish I had gotten a picture of them as I passed because it was like staring at the Mona Lisa. Their eyes…
More and more often these are becoming “bad” words when you talk about parenting. You see kids glued to screens and the memes about Fortnite. Pediatricians and teachers are encouraging less screen time and more play time. It’s easy to feel the parent guilt for the days when you just need that time when you can get things accomplished and the electronics come out. I am as guilty as the rest of them. (Working from home is hard!)
Fall is here, summer is long gone, and winter is just over the horizon. While I went camping several times this summer, it just never seems like enough. I am a firm believer in getting outdoors and learning about nature and how it can help us refocus and regenerate our mind and our bodies. But, the one thing I know about camping is that we like to be able to just get up and go all the while having all the comforts of home with us when we go. Anyone else with me? This is called "car camping". If you have never