Tuesday, February 12, 2013

On Trying Something New

I'm here to testify, my friends. 
Try something new. 
You & your life will be better for it. 

My lovely friend Rachel's birthday celebration was this past weekend & when she told me she wanted to go snowshoeing  to celebrate, my first thought was, "Voluntarily climb a mountain? In the cold? Really?"

But I would honestly do anything for that girl, so I strapped on my smile and a pair of snowshoes.

And, you guys, I really haven't taken the time to appreciate nature nearly enough. I give it a go in the spring/summer/fall but once winter comes "nature loving" is dead to me.
But, after this trip, I see it. There is something to be said for the stark landscape. As if your living in a black and white photograph. The echoless silence. It's all at once lonely and not.

So, back to it: I did something new. Something hard. And it was fun. I felt exhilarated and maybe a little exercise endorphin high (No, really, it's been way too long since I've exercised). And while I won't be going out to buy my own snowshoes, I am planning a few treks into the cold as a reminder of the beauty that is out there. Even in a frozen February.

Winter and I still aren't best friends. But both looking past our differences and trying for acquaintances.

And tell me, friends, what's something new you want to try?


Em and Russ said...

Looks like fun! I need some adventurous friends to try new things with. Wish we lived closer!

M said...

Hey, that's awesome!

Jill said...

Ummm, you look so cute and adorable in that hat. Together with your big beautiful smile, you are a lovely fashion statement. Glad you had fun.

Smithy said...

you 4 are a hoot

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! Good for you!!