I recently starting hiking with my dog and I can’t begin to tell you how much we love it. Nature is just so freeing and I have been beating myself up for not doing this sooner. I am planning trips to better nature trails and hiking areas close to me, as well as even starting to plan and save up for trips that are a little further from me.
There are times when I have to stop and see what I am around, taking in the sounds and even the smells. It’s unreal.
I have heard for a long time that going out in the sun helps depression. For the longest time, I thought that was extremely stupid. I tried even, and it seemed to make it worse sometimes. But hiking is something that is truly helping because I am exploring the stuff around me; I’m not just standing around.
I think I finally found something that works, and now I want to travel the state and beyond to hike and one day, it will happen. And I can’t wait.