If you’ve been following this blog, or if you’ve known me for more than an hour, you know when it comes to outdoor activities, I’m scared of my own shadow. I didn’t grow up hiking or camping and never really ran into it on my journey thus far. But in my newest job, my colleague has been hiking forever and goes into the woods for nights on end by herself. Completely inspired by her, I jumped in.
As is customary when I discover a new hobby, I run out and buy ten books on the subject. I spent most of the last two weeks familiarizing myself with all aspects of hiking. Of course, I especially focused on the parts where it would be possible that I would die…that’s just my particular slant on things…
“Wait, but can I die???”
So yesterday I thought, it’s time to do the real deal. I packed up snacks, water, dressed in layers like they told me and of course, brought a wine opener in case someone tried to kill me…I could surely fight back with that, or at least open up some relaxing wine for the event.
But what was so amazing to me, was that the trails were clearly marked, there were people everywhere and this looks like a safe and enjoyable new world! Check out the signs and markings!!!
I had to watch myself to not go too far or too high,which is also customary of me jumping into a new thing, so I only went for 35 minutes and I’m sure I’ll still be very sore into tomorrow, and the next three days after that. But this event was far more mental than it was physical.
Remember that blog where I say, “Take a Risk”? http://humanegrowth.com/index.php/2017/08/29/take-a-risk/
Yesterday, I actually did it. And it’s opening up a whole new world of possibilities. I took action and I couldn’t feel more accomplished. Cheers to jumping in to something new!!!
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So happy and proud of you to try new things. Life is all about new experiences and glad you are finding new experiences to explore.