I tend to have a lot going on, all the time. Were I to give you a rundown of the long list of miscellaneous things that accumulate and devour all the hours in my days, everyday, any sane person would probably deem me completely looney-tunes.
The above quote is one I remind myself of often. It’s easy to get lost in the chaos of being someone who willingly takes care of the needs of others before her own. Time to myself is NEEDED for my sanity. As a full-fledged introvert (and half-crazy person), when I don’t have that space, it’s easy to feel completely disconnected from everything around me–including things and people I both love and care deeply about. Forcing myself to make the time to get outside, to do something active is often an easy way to reevaluate my senses, feelings, and generally offers a reset button, leaving me feeling connected again.
That said, today included an outdoor adventure that ended up being precisely what I needed. Here are a few snapshots from the day:
Mount Shasta in the distance.
My buddy Janet hanging out on the out-of-commision-ski-lift.
Janet asked to “borrow” my camera.
RUNNING down the bunny slope that we hiked up…
The view from Mt. Ashland is overwhelmingly beautiful.
Plus the sunshine came out… and required this get-up so I could see my camera screen (apparently) and keep my face from burning off. :D
After our trekking around in the snow, we found ourselves at Sammich, wherein I demolished this incredible sammich special, which featured slow cooked pulled BBQ beef, smothered in house BBQ sauce and topped off with housemade slaw and onions.
Cheers to a new year, filled with new adventuring… :)