The Art of Opening Up

I enjoy spending time with myself. So on Sunday I headed to one of my favorite places to get a clear head: the mountains. Utah is truly beautiful, I’m blessed to call this state home.

Utah Hike
I sit before flowers hoping they will train me in the art of opening up. I stand on mountain tops believing that avalanches will teach me to let go. I know nothing. But I am here to learn.” -Shane Koyczan

It was different enjoying the treasures mother nature treats us to on my own. My pace was slower, I inhaled the fresh air with gratitude, and I discovered things I’d normally walk past.

My thoughts wandered and at one point I was convinced I had drifted from the trail I intended to follow. Then I started feeling all sorts of freaked out because of rattlesnakes (I was going through “Rattlesnake Gulch”)

My heart began to race and I had to stop, sit down, and chill out. I also needed to use my inhaler but that’s irrelevant. Suddenly a calm came over me and I knew I was going the right way. It reminded me how much self-doubt can consume us if we are not careful.

Here is a video from the top of the trail. There wasn’t anyone else up there so I sat and enjoyed my sandwich and quality time with the birds n’ bugs. This quick video does not do the beauty of where I was justice but I’ll share it anyway.

Sundays are the perfect day to fill your heart with the best things in life that we tend to overlook in our busy lives. What are your plans for the weekend? I’d love to hear what you do to clear your thoughts and get ready for a new week.

xoxo, Bailey Mikell