Well, it has been seven months since I last posted. I found myself in a very low spot within my life and now it is time to get back on track and back to the things I love.
My featured image was taken the morning after Thanksgiving back in Vermont. It helps to symbolize a new beginning for myself and getting back to doing what made me who I am in the first place. Not all mornings will look this calm and peaceful in life, but I just have to remember the good times and push forward.
My first task to help get back on track is to find a hiking spot here in New York to try out. I have a partner in crime, Queen Bee, and her and I will spend this weekend finding a hiking location. It may be December 1st but to me it still feels like October 1st so before the temperatures drop too much, we will try to hike a few locations.
Once the snow falls, if at all this year, we will test out our new snowshoes on a few trails. I always used my dad’s snowshoes back in Vermont, but figured it was time to buy my own. Being a Vermonter, I have enough gear to make it through any winter that New York can throw at me! On the flip side, Queen Bee wasn’t exposed to the winters I grew up with so easing her into some winter adventures may provide some comic relief from the long winter days.
As I look outside right now, grass is still green and it is raining. To me that is a great sign for getting outside before it gets cold. The days may be wicked short right now, but I will have to make the most of my days off with my work slowing down until the middle of January. I did buy some new gear items to use this winter and it would be nice to finally get outside and use them. The one problem still in my mind is food! I guess I need to buy a dehydrator and make my own meals as I refuse to overpay for the store bought dehydrated foods. But that issue will be solved another day. Until then, it will be focusing on finishing the work week and completing some research items.