July 27th 2018
The world is waiting~
I feel as though I have always had a strong connection with nature. Getting outside is something that has been a large part of my life for many years and it is something I encourage everyone do more often (unless you’re one of those people who is allergic to just about everything and need to stay inside to live…then I totally recommend you stay indoors).
You see, I believe that exposing yourself nature is a beautiful way to relieve stress and find clarity. When I am outside, I find that it is easier to confront problems that I have been dealing with, more comfortably. It is not that nature has all the answers, but instead offers you the comfort to find the answers on your own.
I am a chronic over-thinker. When I spend too much time in bed, I tend to get stressed out about the future and my life and where I am going. However, when I am in nature, I feel like those concerned are stripped away and what I am left with is an appreciation for life and the world around me.
Nature doesn’t make problems go away. You can’t just run out into the woods anytime you don’t want to think about a nagging problem or task. But, you CAN run into nature if you want a space to clear your head before returning to a burdening decision. Nature is not so much an escape as it is breathing room.
Nature is a safe space for me, personally. I am incredibly passionate about animals and wildlife conservation, so being able to explore the natural environments that support this wildlife is something that is super cathartic and relaxing to me.
How we enjoy getting outside is something that is unique to each and every one of us. My idea of getting outside is taking a small hike through nature trails in my area, but your idea of getting outside may be playing baseball, or riding your bike, or tanning at the beach. That is the beauty of stepping into nature though, there are so many ways to enjoy it.
What does nature mean to you?