I know a lot of people out there are on day eight or day twenty -keep on keeping on people, but I’m on day one here and really not sure what to make of it all. The really ironic part is, I’ve spent the better part of the past eight years pushing myself to BE SOCIAL…and now the whole world is like “Just kidding, socializing is actually bad, you were right all along -it IS better to stay in!” and I’m wondering why I spent all those years trying to leave my comfort zone when I could have been preparing for this all along.
But I digress. I’m down one job. I still have four others, but this one was kind of a favorite and is kind of not my favorite thing to think about right now. So to combat all these big feelings, I’ve decided to hit the trails…I mean, it kind of ticks a lot of boxes -it’s away from people, it keeps me active, it’s fresh air…I mean, like I said, I’m on day one…ask me tomorrow how things are going and I’m sure I will have given up on my whole “Let’s hike all the trails!” idea. But here we are. Or, were.
Today’s hike destination was Perseverance Lake. I’ve been up there before, but this was the first time I hiked it solo. It was longer than I remember -just shy of 6 miles. But we made it up (and back!) -so I’m calling it a win. And by we, I mean Yoshi and I.
I was super proud of this one. She is working hard on overcoming her fear of people (perhaps the wrong year to tackle that? Oops.) and did great off leash today. She would run ahead being all brave until we reached a corner that she couldn’t see around…then she’d stop, wait for me, and let me go first while she hid behind until she could see a safe distance…then she’d go back to being all brave. I like to think we balance each other out.
We made it to the lake without seeing a single person. Yoshi was pleased.