Every morning, I take my three older girls and Asia to school at 8, which leaves about four hours that I either get by myself, or get to spend with Reagan if she’s not at her dad’s house.

This morning happened to be one of the mornings I was completely alone and the weather was gorgeous (though a bit chilly), so I went for a walk. Sometimes I just like to walk to clear my head, sometimes to think over a problem I’m having, or sometimes just for the fun of finding new things. Most of the time, I go on walks or hikes to relax.

One of my favorite quotes is:

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
~ John Burroughs ~

That quote describes my personality completely . . . I was raised in nature, and I’ve always had such a strong connection to all things wild. My walk this morning only lasted a little over an hour, but I came home revived and ready to tackle anything that came my way.