There is nothing like a morning in the woods to start a day off right. I have missed hiking and spending time outside more than I realized. This summer the trails were where I thought and I came to terms with so much of the madness and insanity I was battling inside. I found that I could be independent and challenge myself. That getting lost on the trail simply meant I needed to find the correct direction and continue to forge ahead.
Last winter, I ran most weeks but this year has been cold and wet so inside I have stayed. Today, that changed. I have always wanted to try snowshoeing, it seemed like such an interesting past time, and today I had my chance! Thanks to a fellow lifeguard I was able to borrow snowshoes and thanks to a friend I did not have to go alone.
We were fortunate to have a beautiful morning with the sun shining welcomingly through the trees and a path that was already broken for us. It was a perfect adventure for the new year, and something to check off my bucket list.
January continues to be full of wonderful surprises. Every day makes me wonder what is next, but that is something that only time can reveal. My hope, is that more snowshoeing will be involved.
Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.