Solo hike and lost already
I'm too bougie to camp camp.
Surviving outdoors scares me.
But also, I'm a city girl so I'm always on high alert. It shouldn't be a big deal, right?
But I sure am getting into this nature thing.
Yet the quiet is a scary prospect, too.
I wanted to take a solo trip to be free of distraction, noise, and busyness.
Somewhere safe. Somewhere in nature. Somewhere affordable.
So I found a place where I can hike 5 miles up, get a hot meal, a warm bed, a hot shower, and have amenities at the top, watch the sunset, enjoy the community, no wifi or even charging outlets in my cabin...and rest.
Sleepover. Eat breakfast. Hike back down. Fini.
I leave today.
But seriously? I have no idea what to pack.
I mean, will space food work? What if I have to pee? Headphones or listen to nature?
What if I can't shut off my mind and I continuously run through my to-do lists in my head?
Honestly, my fervent wish is to have a lightning bolt of a brilliant idea strike me so I know what direction to head in next.
And if it doesn't happen while I am leaving space to be quiet and be by myself, will this trip be "productive" enough?
Ah, therein lies the rub.
That damn achievement culture is so deeply embedded in me.
In all of us.
If you have school age kids? Um, this will change EVERYTHING about how you're helping your kids with academics.
P.S. For those of you who sent me a note of support about my keynote speech last weekend, THANK YOU! I think it landed the way I had intended and it felt so good to use my voice IN PERSON again!
P.P.S. I can't tell if this is going to set us backwards in life...
P.P.P.S. Oh, it's been a scorcher alright.