If you are anything like I am, then your mind is constantly at work while hiking. It seems as if I lose myself in the walking and nature, and start thinking about my life and choices I have made.
The beauty of nature is so powerful that it literally makes me want to be a better person. I have made mistakes in my passed, was not always the nicest guy, so generally my thoughts travel back to that time and what I would have done differently.
Oddly enough, my mind tends to wander back to my relationship I had in my freshmen year of high school… Which at first bewildered me because that was over seven years ago. After stopping and thinking about it, I now know why. Sadly, I have always felt like she was the girl that got away.
But that would be a lie. In all honesty, she was the girl who was pushed away.
I was young and dumb, as most males are at that age, but I am glad that I have definitely changed from who I was during that time. I am striving each and everyday to make the best of life and to also make sure that I leave a positive lasting impact on others around me everyday.
The trails and hiking help me do this.
If you do not hike and are trying to find a reason to, let me tell you that it is hard to find a more peaceful place to dive into your thoughts.
So now I ask you, what do you find that you think of most on your hikes?