- Just today in the cloudy, gray 40s I put on my coat, old, cracked Muck boots and duct-taped mittens and headed to the wood pile to restock our inside supply. The weight of the wood and the twisting of my body while hauling felt good.
- Lentil loaf with carrots from the garden is planned for our meal tonight along with a fresh salad of our own homegrown kale, spinach, kohlrabi and beet greens. I love that we get to walk out our door and harvest pure, delicious, nutrient dense food, while touching the soil and breathing the cool, clean air.
- Two days ago, we hiked 9 easy miles at Mohican State Park with 20-25 lb packs. We spend lots of time hiking as always, but now we also train for the Arizona Trail this spring, which offers us 800 miles of trail, nature, time and all that we need to survive carried on our backs. What a gift to have this opportunity! And by gift I mean the ability to make this choice. For so long we were controlled by other peoples' rules until we decided to make a life following our hearts and requiring less so we could live our life where carrots and 800 trail miles and Dark-eyed Juncos and American Tree Sparrows feeding on wildflower seeds are our reality, our daily life, daily practice and inspiration.
20 mile days feel easy when your heart is full, your muscles strong and your only task is to walk and be present in the world.
I'm writing all this to say, if there are changes you are waiting to make or life you want to live that you've not lived, start now. Yes, some money is required but much less than we so often think and really, there is nothing more rich as finding who you are and living the life that you are meant to live.