My Journey Into Nature

I just┬áspent a week at the Grand Tetons south of Yellowstone national park. I had a great deal of time to spend in the nature there as well as catch up with family and friends I hadn’t seen in a while. All in all, it was a great experience for me and I’d like to share some pictures and thoughts from this little adventure!

Photos

There’s a few new photos in the Photos section at the top if you want to see some of the shots I took with my phone. In particular, this one was interesting. This squirrel here wouldn’t stop looking at me, so I decided to whip out my phone and take a picture of him (or her). I am quite amused by the look on its face :).

Running

I went running quite a few times in our beautiful camp site! Just put on some running clothes, put on your favorite play list on your phone, plug in your head phones, and run. It’s so relaxing and such good exercise. Now, I just need to find a way to get bionic knees :).

Biking

Biking with my extended family was amazing. My favorite part was keeping up with my 20 year old nephew, Milo, who went a cool 17 to 18 mph pace on the bike for about 12 miles for the route. I was able to keep up with him, but it took a lot of focus and determination :).

Hiking

We hiked a mountain pass with forests along the edge to a very cool waterfall. I loved the hiking because it was like going over an obstacle course. I’d hop over sticks and rocks and I would have to think very carefully where to plant my feet or else I would tumble :).

Thinking

Most importantly, this trip gave me a lot of alone time to think. I thought about work and how I need to be more assertive as a leader and make sure people are on task. I thought about my family and as Heidi and I transition from romantic partners to platonic partners and parents of our kids, it’s a transition for both of us. I really like Heidi’s side of the family and I hope that in the future I can see them again and bike, even if Heidi and I are split up.

I think mostly about being true to myself and my own happiness even if everyone thinks I’m crazy and I end up alone. I have to be true to who I am and what I want above all. And this trip into nature was awesome!

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