Happiness and Missing Some Perfect Days
I don’t like nostalgia, unless it’s mine. ~ Lou Reed
Today I’m allowing myself a bit of nostalgia, I’ve been back in the default world for a little over a month now. I’m adapting, I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t been hard. I’ve been working through the final edit on my book, Appalachian Trail Happiness, and it’s been making me miss my time on the trail. But that’s not what I’m specifically nostalgic for today, today I’m dreaming about my time in Utah. When I took my first break from work a little over ten years ago my big trip was to spend 22 days hiking the high passes of the Himalayas. In order to prep for that trip I needed to spend some time doing a little altitude training. I’m lucky that my family has a cabin near Bryce Canyon National Park and I stayed there for three months.
My time in Utah was an idyllic experience, my days were absolutely perfect. I would wake in the morning, cook breakfast, pack a lunch and then spend several hours hiking in one of the national or state parks in the region. I’d return home, work in the yard a bit, eat a meal, read for a time and then take a late afternoon nap in my hammock. I’d wake up, watch the sunset, eat dinner then sit down to write for a couple of hours before bed. It was a wonderful and simple time.
So a short and simple post tonight, a little nostalgia as the default world grinds me down a bit. But never fear my friends, I have a plan and things are moving forward and I’m having happy days my friends, I hope you are as well. ~ Rev Kane
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