I am absolutely and undeniably in love with climbing mountains.
I feel something inside of me when I reach the top of a mountain and I look out and I see other mountains in the distance. It’s an incredible feeling that I just can’t explain.
Every weekend for the past three weekends myself and a few of my friends have been climbing a new mountain every saturday. It’s the thing I look forward to and it’s so easy for me to wake up early on a Saturday knowing I’m about to explore the wilderness.
When I’m outside in nature I feel free. I feel the most at peace and connected to this world than anywhere else. All week I sit in front of a computer and I allow myself to feel anxious and stressed out. Saturday is the day that I climb and I eliminate all the negative energy that has bogged my mind and soul down.
I crave the outdoors, the fresh air, and the sunshine hitting my body.
Today Anita, Kristie and I climbed Mount Boucherie in West Kelowna. After messing up the directions and finally arriving we veered off the path and just hiked. We scaled the mountain and pretty much rock climbed, which was entertaining.
Even though I had to stop a few times to catch my breathe when I reached the top it was completely worth it.
Living in British Columbia gives me every chance to climb mountains and experience so many things I would never have had the chance to before. It’s an incredible province and I couldn’t imagine not living here. I will always love Nova Scotia but British Columbia does something for me.
There’s this book that I flipped through last night and it’s full of hiking trails around where I live. I am going to buy it and see how many mountains I get check off my list this year! I’m addicted to this Saturday climbing that I know I just won’t be able to stop now.
On that note I’m so incredibly blessed to be surrounded by amazing people who fill me with joy and happiness. It’s seriously so nice having such great people around me, who bring me a sense of peace that I’ve never felt with friendships before. They also lift me up when I am down and are always there willing to call me to check up on me.
If I could suggest one thing it’s being around people who you love and that love you.
Get lost in nature and you will find yourself.