I am currently baby-stepping from one adulthood realization to the next. Adulthood is tough business.
Decisions, decisions. They're lined up, ready to be made. Make a few bad ones in a row and you quickly fall into self-doubt.
Every goal you try to achieve seems to be one step forward and two steps backward.
Support networks of people who really understand your situation tend to be few or far or nonexistent.
Living in Asheville is a constant silver lining for me though. When we lived in Orlando, San Antonio and Chicago, we always said how great it would be to live somewhere only a quick drive from a hike. Asheville is that somewhere.
When things get tough, you must appreciate what is not tough.
So, I'm grateful that in less than an hour, we can drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway to Mt. Pisgah. Then we can hike our butts off the reach the top.
Literally climb a mountain.
We can escape our phone, email and responsibility for one morning. We can get up there and breathe in fresh air. We can remember what is really important. And I can work my glutes.
Life is much more than my "problems". The world is beautiful!
Our Summer Hiking Challenge continues, Mt. Pisgah was number 7.
And here is an inch worm, showing us how it's done. And putting things into perspective.
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