Yesterday morning I finally did something that I have been waiting to do for so long. HIKING. As many of you know, I spent the last year of my life training for the LA Marathon which took up every second of the day. I couldn't remember the last time I went on a hike. Which seems silly right? Why couldn't I incorporate hiking into my marathon training? Well truth is I was obsessed with running and didn't want to anything else. Now that running is literally the last thing I want to do, I am ecstatic to hike again. And what a better day to do something that I love then on the first of the month!
Looking back on my Instagram the last hiking picture I posted was in October! That is just way to long! With this new month I am setting a goal to go hiking every week. With all the rain California has had recently, it is absolutely beautiful on the trails. I have never seen it so lush and green and just filled with life! It was a perfect morning. I fell in love with hiking all over again. It's truly my happy place. I leave all my worries on the mountain and come back down with peace of mind.
Life is beautiful and there is so much to smile about. Everyday I feel blessed to be alive. For the first time in a long time I am genuinely happy. My life is slowly falling into place and I'm enjoying the journey. Embracing every moment along the way. It's amazing how the simplest things in life can bring you pure bliss. Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.
"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul."