Good morning, sunshines. How are you doing? How’s your summer?
The weather these past few weeks have been very weird here in BC. It’s been super smokey from all of the wildfires and so hot. It feels you’re trapped in a hot ziploc bag – not very pleasant. But super hot days call for after work dips in the lake, which feel amazing.
So far, a lot of my summer has been spent at work, but I’ve gone on a few nature adventures, which have been much needed. Being outside is incredibly grounding for me. The trees, the birds chirping, wind brushing through leaves, and the fresh air all just bring me back down to earth, especially when my head is spinning. It reminds me of how minimal my problems are in the grand scheme of things, I find it so humbling. It also slows me down to appreciate all the little things around me – the blackberry blossoms, the sticky sap running down the tree, the way the ground feels beneath my bare feet, the sound of the trees and grass tussling while birds or mice run through it.