Lots of people out there suffer from Season Affective Disorder, aptly referred to as SAD. Not this kid. This weekend, I embark on an adventure in loving even this season's outdoors. My husband and I and our two crazy friends will spend the next three days camping in the frigid Wisconsin winter. When I say frigid, I mean it. The lows will be fairly well below zero, with Sunday's high topping out at a whopping zero.
Why does this information belong in this blog, of all places? Nature soothes me. It always has. There's no place I feel more alive and more myself than quiet and in the forest. I love running water. I love fallen trees. I love the silence of the woods in winter.
I'm starting a new path too, today. I am slowly going to stop taking my medication. While it has proved helpful to get me through the worst of all of this, I have never liked the idea of it. Medication alters my body in a way that I am not comfortable, chemically supplementing what I should be getting from my food, lifestyle and mindset. So, while I will be cold, I will be exploring, feeling alive and embarking on the next step in this journey toward wellness.