It’s been quite some time since I’ve been on a long hike or camping. The rhythm of my life right now has kept me away for the time being. I don’t intend for that to last. I’m getting the itch to stretch my legs and get outside.

I feel reduced down to a simple being when I’m in nature. I like that. Grounded. Whole. Quiet. Calmly focused. And yet my mind can wander frivolously. I’ve been away for too long now because I’m getting the urge to remember. To absorb. To rejuvenate my soul.

It only takes minutes to get to the trail. Why has it been so long?

I must go. I must go soon.

Every time I go, I say the same thing: “I need to come out here more often.”

How right I am.