"Rappresentavo, allo stesso tempo, l'abitante più in vista e quello caduto in rovina, il nobile possidente e il fedele guardiano, il giudice, l'oste, l'ubriacone, lo scemo del villaggio: avevo così tanti me tra i piedi che a volte la sera uscivo, e andavo a fare un giro nel bosco per stare un po' da solo."
(Paolo Cognetti, "Il ragazzo selvatico. Quaderno di montagna", Terre di Mezzo, 2013)
#lagorai #trentino #valsugana #livelovevalsugana #solohiking #valsorda #cimondellestellune
As a high energy extrovert, I’ve kind of avoided solitude for most of my life...to me, it is synonymous with loneliness and boredom. .
Im reading a book called ‘reaching out’ by Henri Nouen thats got me thinking about that. .
Friday was the most glorious, recharging of days. The prairie at Glacial Lakes State Park was so lovely and expansive. I could see for miles! Although I was the only one on the trail (besides the pup), I never felt alone. I had a good 9 hours of silence, only talking to the ranger when I got my 125 patch. Even listening to the radio in the car seemed out of place. Two days later and Im still feeling the benefit of that day. My thoughts are less scattered, I feel more confident and I am reminded to cultivate this space. How do you calm your mind and recharge?
My Disney movie road led me to the Blair Witch woods today.
The Lone Tree of Llanberis 🌳
Day 55 | 97kms. The rain cancelled our club training ride this morning. As the sky cleared this afternoon, I could still get my training done. Not feeling that motivated, I recalled a mentor’s words from years back, “the willingness is in the action.” Off I cycled. On the way home, the wind was doing its thing, blowing me around. I saw a wheel up ahead and decided if he was a predictable, I’d jump on. Reprieve. For about 10 minutes but let’s be honest I wasn’t going as hard as I could. I jumped off, put myself in the drops and pedalled on. Not five minutes later, the same cyclist came past me amping up 8-10kms/hr on what we were doing. Hell yeah. I jumped back on so now I had a double bonus, speed and wind protection. A mighty workout for me. We stopped at one light and I thanked him for the tow. He laughed and said, thanks for getting me going. Moments like these I am reminded how it is enough to just be myself. I’m done backing down. And you never know who is watching.
#gritandgrace #neversettleforless #wheremyheartis #strongwomen #mumswhocycle
My first solo hike!
I realized the other day while talking with a friend that my fear of hiking alone is part my old wiring, the one where I lived in fear of many things and kept myself limited in life as a old pattern to feel safe. .,.However that in reality I no longer actually need this pattern and that I actually feel okay going out on a hike alone without overriding any feelings. I just needed a moment to realize this and try something new....and It felt pretty damn good honestly.
A definite win to healing your shit.
#traumahealing #nervoussystem #healthylifestyle #solohiking #noneedtoliveinfear #health #nomoreanxiety