Jul 1, 2008
Happy CANADA DAY
Maybe it’s not people that I need as much as It is the outdoors that I need and crave…for so long I thought I needed people to get to the wild/outdoors/camping but I proved myself wrong this weekend. Although adventures are fantastic with company they are not out of one’s scope on one’s own.
I had a difficult past 5 days.. I reflect upon my thoughts while sitting out by the ocean, beside some roaring falls by my new tent on my own…I have created some new perspective that I wish I had about 4 days prior to this moment when my little wonderful world cane internally crashing down on me.
As humans we are emotional beings and believe it or not event he most optimistic, positive, inspirational people have their “down” moments. I suppose I had a lot of stuff going on in the little unconscious mind of mine and without realizing it a series of small unfortunate events eventually lead to this internal melt down.
I believe that people are such an important part of life. In the end though each person has their own life to live and the one and only person you can ever count on is yourself. What I am trying to say is don’t wait for others to take you by the hand and show you the way…you most likely will never get to the place YOU want to be. It is up to you to make the effort, take the chances and risks to live the life you want and deserve. That is what I learned this weekend.
Although in my mind I had a mild training weekend in hindsight I think I did quite a lot it just seemed broken up.
Friday: 1 hr trail run; 1.5 hour kayak (surf ski); 3 hr road ride
Saturday: all in all probably 6 hours on my mountain bike (I biked to the ferry and biked on the sunshine coast for the day.. neat place, looking forward to exploring the area more)
Sunday: 11km surf ski kayak; 1.5 hour trail run
Monday: 3 hr trail run; 3.5 hr kayak (touring on the epic 18x kayak (a fantastic boat), I decided to do a solo kayak tour/camping trip down the Indian arm)
Tuesday: 2 hr kayak (touring); 2.5 hr mountain bike
I feel like there is a lot more I would like to write as there was a lot going on with me this weekend but at the moment I can not think of the proper words to put my thoughts onto paper.
I’ve reaffirmed my passion for the outdoors and adventure and I’ve found a new confidence in myself through my solo kayak tour/camping experience down the Indian Arm. I CAN do it…
Anything is possible
Remember to live with passion and as always….
Live, love, laugh,…DREAM!