Where Is It Calling You To?
I know for me getting outside into the natural has been calling to me more than ever lately! It is like a reset and refresh all in one for my whole being. To just focus on where you two feet are taking you while enjoying the natural surroundings!
Are you into nature or not so much?
I realize nature is for some and not others! I will say I am not the biggest fan of some of the creepy crawlers. I do enjoy the fauna and flora as well as the wildlife and birdlife (from a distance of course). Thank goodness for binoculars and telephoto lenses!
What truly speaks and calls to you?
I think about communication and involvement!
Peaking your curiosity and wanting to learn more. Inspiration and motivation. Creativity. To see and to do and to be.
I think about connection and engagement!
That mind and body connection. Engaging all of your senses. Joy and happiness and playfulness. Adventuring and exploring.
I think about change and growth!
Living life to the fullest. Motion and movement, especially forward. Wandering and wondering. Experiencing and expanding.
A part of what may inspire and what speaks to you is making the time to reflect on where you are in your life! What drives you. What are you passionate about. The possibilities and opportunities are endless!
Who inspires you?
I have fond memories of going on family camping trips. Then bringing that sense of adventure as an adult and finding that partner to share in the fun. Then you have family and friends that have traveled to places that inspires you to travel there too.
I think about Teddy Roosevelt, Ansel Adams, John Muir, Georgia O’Keeffe and the pioneering adventures they went on, documented and preserved for many generations to come.
I reflect on the books I have read about nature and the great outdoors. Like Bill Bryson A Walk in the Woods and Cheryl Strayed Wild. Nothing more exciting than breaking out a map, cracking open a travel guide, etc. Love getting lost in the history too.
Here is a GREAT Question. What feels like home to you?
I think about being home as well as escaping to explore, adventure and experience. Is it home or traveling or getting outside into the natural and great outdoors. Is it the place and/or a feeling of comfort, coziness and solitude. Where do you want to go and just BE?
That calling to seek and explore! That pursuit of having someone/something to look forward to that makes you excited and motivated. That purpose of moving forward. That life of experiencing, living to the fullest and being the best version of YOU!
From traveling to staycationing to day tripping to arm chair traveling! The opportunities and possibilities. The dreams and the choices. It is SO UP TO YOU!
January 29th, 2021 at 9:15 AM
I love the photo of the hanging fruit! I miss traveling and went backpacking last summer, but no camping. I hope to get my vaccination and get out a lot more, soon! Home is where the heart is. 🙂 Happy Friday!
January 29th, 2021 at 9:39 AM
Loving your comment, especially home is where the heart is 🙂 There is a local park that has wild orange trees and the orange just pops amongst all the green and catches your eye. Happy Weekend – Enjoy!
January 29th, 2021 at 9:41 AM
I need to explore in nature especially for a ‘reset’. Exploring in nature with my camera is my happy place. Hope you have a great weekend!😀
January 29th, 2021 at 10:29 AM
Love that you have your happy place to reset 🙂 Happy Weekend – Enjoy!
February 1st, 2021 at 3:19 PM
Went for an hour-long walk yesterday along the city trails, one bordered by woods and the river, the other by open space and the river. It was exactly what I needed after a day of difficult news regarding loved ones.
February 1st, 2021 at 4:04 PM
Sorry to hear you are dealing with difficult news regarding loved ones (prayersandhugs). Sounds like a walk was just what you needed. Take Care
May 7th, 2021 at 10:52 AM
I have been exploring parks more than ever during COVID. Lots of hiking and walking. I find myself craving nature more and more. It gives me such a sense of peace.
July 28th, 2021 at 1:17 PM
The CoVID pandemic has led me back to nature – I enjoy seeing your posts and wondering how you are – stay safe and well. Peace.
September 3rd, 2021 at 1:18 PM
I need to be out in nature more but the nature of my work at the moment seems to suck my energy dry lol. I’m trying hard to get back to at least my photography because that helps me to get out and about. I need to do even some city-scapes if you will simply for variety. There is a sense of peace with it and connection. It allows me to view the world a lil’ differently. I have a sort of love/hate relationship with people lol. In some ways I love them and in others they infuriate me so the photography and nature helps sooth those seas on occasion. Hope you’re doing well!
September 8th, 2021 at 9:46 AM
Sounds like you are trying to strike that balance you need. Wishing you the best – take care 🙂
December 21st, 2021 at 9:14 AM
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June 28th, 2022 at 3:41 AM
Now that Covid is going away…I hope we never lose the ability to freely adventure again. I am a member of the Alamo Area Texas Master Naturalists. But even the parks were closed for a while. I felt so cut off from nature.