There’ve been a lot of changes for me lately. Some for the better, other well … not so much. It has been a weird couple of months and I have been pushed to take a closer look at my life, to re-evaluate my priorities and to set new goals.
I don’t want to get into much of the personal details, but I do want to share the following: IT’S TIME FOR ACTION, BABY!
One of the things I realised after my last ‘real’ hiking trip is that I need to get more of my outdoor life into my daily life. It doesn’t feel as an option anymore, but something I need and need to take action on. Once back home I started thinking of all possible ways to get this done and I’m happy to report I’m actually doing it! No dramatic overnight changes, but small steps towards a life that gives me more time in nature.
I’m taking a class on Alpinism with the Belgian Climb and mountaineer organisation. That means a theoretical class every Tuesday, workshops in the second semester and a mountain trekking this summer.
I went on a hiking weekend all about hiking in the mountains.
I’m doing my best to cycle to work once a week. That’s an hour and a half single way.
I started bouldering and hope to start doing it outside this summer.
And last but not least: I decided that I will do a long thru hike. I’ve given myself ten years, but the decision is made. I’m doing this between now and 2030.
I might not sound like much, but for me this is a big deal. The decisions are made and now it is time to act.