Can I tell you a secret? Last week was really hard for me. It just so happened that 99% of my Colorado people were out of town at the same time. I wasn't even halfway through last Wednesday night when I was done with introvert time and all like "Where my people at??" My best friend says it's because I'm actually an extrovert who only needs a little bit of alone time. I say it's because I'm an extremely social introvert. ;) Regardless, all of the alone time was a bit of a struggle, which is funny to me, because I think I do alone time quite well. That was not the case this time around.

I was going a little stir crazy on Sunday, so I hopped in the car, started driving, and ended up in the mountains. The fresh air, the hiking, and the time outdoors was just what I needed. I don't know exactly what it is about the great outdoors that makes my heart swell. It's probably a mixture of the smells and sights and sounds. It's having the time to just be. To be yourself with no one around to impress, and to take in the glory of it all. It's breathing deep and letting go of all the weight you are carrying, even if it's just for an afternoon. It's time to be still, to pray, and to wonder in awe at all the beautiful details of creation. It's my favorite.

Are you a lover of the outdoors? What do you like about it? Where do your outdoor adventures tend to take you? I want to know! Be sure to check Instagram tomorrow for a fun new project! :)