"The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go"
This is one of my favorite quotes from John Muir. He was one of the first advocates for preservation. You see his quote everywhere shirts, bags, posters, etc. But how often do we follow his advice? It might resonate strongly with many of us but when was the last time you just pushed "go" and left? We are a society full of excuses, later, tomorrow, next week, next year (you get the picture).
Next time you have an opportunity "Carpe Diem" Seize the Day. Your new gear, coffee shop habit or dinner out can be put off. Take the moment and run with it. There is always time to take a mental health day, don't worry the e-mails, work will still be there tomorrow.
The more I travel through natures corridors, the more I realize that beautiful places are not just hidden jewels, they are more common than you would believe. They are countless, every corner offers something new and wild, even in places I've been before. That is what I love most about adventuring...you never see the same things. You go where your eyes lead you, not the trail, and that can take you to places you didn't expect.