Lessons Learned – Share Your Journey

Over the years, I've come to realize there are many lessons to be learned while enjoying the great outdoors that can apply to the overall road towards a positively healthy life, and I've found a way to share that with others through discussions over some of the many photos I've taken on my own adventures. These posts are not meant to provide all the answers, but rather prompt a discussion. Please feel free to join in...


As mentioned before, there will be both obstacles and celebrations to be had. In either situation, having the support of those around you can be crucial.

circle of feet

Having that circle of support from family or friends when facing challenges will get you through those rough times. They may not have the answers, but they can be there to support you and aid you in finding them.

In both hiking, and in life, there are times you going to be fine going solo, but there are times where having others around you will make for a more enjoyable or just plain better experience.

Granted, not everyone around you will be supportive of your changes, just as not everyone I know enjoys hiking and backpacking. They may be able to offer support in other ways, or you may simply need to turn to others in those situations. But having someone there can make a huge difference.

And in turn, be there for others. Your experiences and insight may be just what someone else on a similar path needs to get them over that next obstacle, or you may be the one that “gets it” when they’re celebrating some small victory on their journey. None of us need to isolate or insulate ourselves from others.

Feel free to share something from your own path here, be it good or bad. Did you reach out to others for either support or celebration? Let us know in the comments.

The point of these topics is not for just me to just share them and move on, but rather to foster some discussion on these ideas and how they apply in "your" life. We're not sitting around the same table, but we can still have a discussion. Just leave your own thoughts in the comments below, or send them to me privately if you prefer. Find the other topics using the lessons learned tag.

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