There are two things absolutely necessary for my happiness ~ travel + nature! Exploring the world is such an important part of our lives. We discover + fall in love with new places, cultures, + people.Traveling into nature is a whole ‘nother story, especially when you get to fly solo.
Life can easily be clouded by the repetitive, technology based, mundane activities we take part in. Your mind, heart + body slowly feel less energized + happy. When you take a trip into Mother Nature, you’re allowing yourself to recharge in thebest way possible. Doing it on your own keeps your own agenda without any unwanted energies.
Last summer, I took a road trip up to Northern Arizona. My first stop was the famously beautiful Sedona. While it’s typically a spot for the red rock, I find more joy in the green forest trails that sit a little farther north than the town. I went on an 8 mile hike, passing under giant fallen trees, jumping over a creek, searching for little hidden mushrooms + making friends with all of the caterpillars around. I stopped halfway through the trail to snack on some strawberries + really take in my surroundings.After hiking back in complete bliss, I started my route to the Grand Canyon. Despite living in Arizona for 6 years, I’d never made my way to this natural wonder! With all of the windows down + Stevie Nicks cranked up, my mood was unbreakable. The drive through the national park was long, which made me antsy for the views I was going to see! When I finally caught a glance of the canyon, everyone around me seemed to disappear. It was stunning.
I felt the energy of the massive canyon immediately. Let me just say, pictures do not capture the grandeur and majesty of the Grand Canyon. If I was physically able to participate in a multi-day trek down the canyon, I would (maybe someday).
Driving home, I was on a euphoric high. I had regained all of the energy I had lost spending my time in a classroom, office + home. I was able to rebuild my overall health by setting aside some time to breathe in fresh air + completely be alone with myself + mother nature.
Schedule some time to free yourself from the busy world. See green + breathe pure air. Your mind + body will be so thankful for those moments!
Star magic + flower petals,