It was so wonderful to have a relaxing day today. I slept in a little longer than I had planned, but that is ok. Most of my day was spent hiking. The weather was perfect for most of the day, so I was surprised how empty the trails were. At the same time I choose to go on trails that are not as popular because they do not run along the river and falls. It is nice to be alone, but as much as I like going at my own pace on whatever trail I want, sometimes I wish someone was with me to share the experience.
I think my favorite part of the hike was when I came across a little calm pond. Everything about it looked out-of-place. The trees that surrounded it were not like most of the other trees on the trail, it really felt like I stepped through a portal into a different world. The ground was covered in moss and everything felt so still. Of course I took the opportunity to set up my hammock, relax, journal and take it all in. I was sad when I felt the weather starting to change and decided I should probably pack up and continue on before the rain started. At some point I will have to find my way back to this spot and take more time to soak in the beauty of it.
Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.