Thursday, January 16, 2014

I wish I was more of an "outdoors" type of girl...

...sometimes I wish I would've grown up biking, hiking, and mountainside climbing, just because I think I would have really enjoyed it NOW.  Growing up in South Louisiana wasn't the best place to do any of those things.  Of course, I was always out on my bike when I was a kid, but that was way different than tearing down the side of a mountain and jumping tree roots and steams on a bicycle!  Those people are crazy!  
 
Or, more likely it's just second nature to them.  A lot of times I feel a little twinge of envy when somebody goes running past me on a trail, or flying past on a mountain bike with mud all over their backside...I kinda wish it were me, but it's not.  At least I finally discovered, even later in life, that I truly LOVE being outside, even if it's just looking out my window.
 I read an article yesterday on Yahoo about a family "living off the grid" and I thought, that would really be fun and then I think..if I were only younger...as I'm reading farther down in the article and looking at all the photos of the cute little family and their adorable little house and their animals and their garden...the whole time getting more and more envious...and then, I get to the photo of the mom, washing cloths "the old fashioned way" with a washboard and hanging them on the line and I think "hell no!"  And then "SNAP" ~ I'm back in my own little world and truly grateful that I live MY life the way I want to live because I wouldn't want it any other way!  I think life is just like that...everybody has their purpose and mine is NOT being an "outdoors" type.
But I do love hiking and walking through the woods with my camera!

life is good!  love and peace always ~ Kathy

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." ~ Henry David Thoreau

2 comments:

  1. Me too Kathy! I spent many hours as kid in the woods behind our house and on the river but not on a mountain bike. If I brought my bike in the woods, I would probably just get stuck in the mud. When Emily was very small, about 3 years old, we got her red Schwinn Mt. bike and she would beg for me to bring her over to a huge dirt pile by the house where she would ride her bike up and down it. It would scare the daylights out of me but she loved it and I prayed she would always keep that adventurous side to her.

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    1. We got some Mt. Bikes last year for our birthdays, but haven't taken them into the woods yet...I'm petrified. I know I'm going to bust my ass. I'm pretty sure Emily will always be adventurous :)

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