When I’m outside I feel light, unrestricted, and alive. It’s where my body and brain feel most connected, working together to negotiate the terrain and overcome challenges, be it bad weather, rough terrain or a suspicion I might be on the wrong path…. And it’s in overcoming those challenges that I find confidence. It’s a constant shift in my own perspective of what I can do. Being outdoors is like having mother nature sat on my shoulder reminding me, “Sarah, there’s no such word as can’t”. I take that confidence with me into other areas of life, knowing that if I can overcome the challenges thrown at me by mother nature, then I can handle anything work and relationships can throw at me!
Moving my body in nature sharpens my mind and increases my level of focus. There isn’t a lot else you can focus on when you’re being pelted with rain or swept along by the wind. Even in the calmest of conditions, things outside are everchanging and to me this is what’s exciting! I find myself constantly needing to know what’s beyond the next tree, over the next mountain, or across the water.