I work a "9 to 5" that supports the life I want. I work to live. It takes a series of compromises that change and evolve over time. I faced with a choice (and you always have a choice), I choose getting outside to explore and adventure. It is something that matters to me. Alot! It nurtures me. I know so many who have also found this to be true for them. Getting outside in nature will look different for everyone as what we all seek is different. Perhaps you grab a great book to read laying on a blanket under a tree in your backyard. I know this is something I love to do now and again.
We talk a lot in my house about types of adventures. We are always living them and get outside every day. We do try to have adventures where we slow down and just take in the day. Then we have times when we go for epic. These usually involve pushing ourselves to do something that is physically challenging. It has been a little while and we have been talking about an epic adventure we have been wanting to do this year.
This upcoming weekend we plan to make that happen. We will be hiking a range of mountains, including spending time on the Appalachian Trail here in Maine. For now, I will let you take guesses as to where we are headed. An image from the location is below from my last trip there.