A couple of days ago, Kirsten and I took an impromptu camping trip. Despite the forecasted rain showers, we determinedly (stupidly?) packed up our gear and hopped in the car. No other days in the month would our work schedules align so perfectly, and we'd been wanting to take a trip to the mountains since the start of this summer. So come rain or shine, we were going camping!
Naturally, I brought my camera along, so you get to tag along.
We awoke the next morning with the rising sun (an hour I'm usually never up at), and set about making breakfast. The most important part being coffee, of course. With the sound of rustling leaves, chirping birds, and running water as my background music, I briefly believed I could become a morning person. Then I dismissed that foolish thought with a shake of my head and a sip of watery coffee.
Haha, our trip was incredibly brief, but I'm grateful for the mini getaway. It was just what I needed to reconnect with some nature and remember what it's like to be completely removed from our busy bee lifestyles. It's easy to get caught up in our social media-driven lives and constantly need to jump from one activity to another, but I believe it's necessary for your health to learn how to just sit and reflect. To be able to spend a whole day not constantly checking your phone or updating your media status. To be able to remain still and soak in your surroundings and what is happening in your life now.
Do I sound like a total hippie or what?