Outdoor Withdrawal

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Happiness!

For 5 days in a row, I spent most of my waking moments in the great outdoors. After averaging about 6 miles of hiking a day, it’s incredible how accustomed I became to being in nature. I appreciated the solitude that comes from hours of meandering and exploring through the woods.

And so it felt odd to remain indoors for a couple of days. My legs felt listless and time seemed to move at a slightly different pace. While the average American spends 93% of their life indoors, I have come to learn that I function best when I can traipse along trails or sit quietly in a meadow observing what’s going on around me. I have a theory that most people would be much more centered if they simply let themselves be outside more frequently.

As my buddy John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

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2 thoughts on “Outdoor Withdrawal

  1. Explorer and philosopher! Enjoy your adventure, you’ll remember it forever, and it may even change your outlook in the process.

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  2. It was really nice to meet you on the Chimney Tops Hike! I’ve started reading your journal and am insanely jealous of your journey! Best of luck to you on your travels this year! – CincyGuy

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