I suppose it goes without saying to acknowledge that I am a nature lover. How could you live somewhere like this for over 15 years, without having it be a big part of your life? As often as I can, I try to get outside into the Great Outdoors. But, the reality of being busy at the ranch along with a mom of 2 is that I don’t get out all that far frequently. The other day, the perfect combination of fresh snow, a couple kid free hours and a hall pass from work took me a bit further out than my normal jaunts. And, it was magical. Floating along on skis through fresh powder, feeling the terrain shifting under my skis gently, being surrounded by the muted silence that you only get on a snowy day and seeing no one else for over an hour was a powerful experience. The high I experience during that back country tour, that lasted for hours and hours afterwards, reminded me of the power of escaping deep into nature.
So, I ask of you, what does nature do for you? Does it “fill your bucket” like it did mine? In what ways? How do you hold onto your experiences here at the ranch or in nature elsewhere, to pull you through challenges?
And, here’s to finding time to get back into the natural world more often. Strap on the skis, go for a walk, ride a horse, sit and watch the clouds soar by, pedal your bike, you name it….just get out. It’s a good thing.