When I go outside, I listen.

When I focus on listening, I think less. When I think less, the thoughts of everyday life fade away. Some of those thoughts are unhealthy (anxiety, stress, “what should I do/be,” judging myself, etc….). When I listen, the noise of that goes away. My mind clears, I can breathe and I am free. If I do this, for myself during my time in the outdoors, then I can go back to my everyday life, with a clearer, more compassionate presence. More able to act with love to all that is around me….

Submitted by an anonymous but wonderful woman in adventure.

Published by Hetty Key

If I'm outside I'm happy! Fell running, mountain biking, climbing or skiing I just love getting out and pushing myself as hard as I can. As a women in adventure, I have found female role models really inspiring and motivating. There are definite moments I have really doubted myself and considered packing something in or giving up, but it's at these points looking to someone I can relate to, be that a friend or pro, really helps. Though this project I would love to find more of this type of relateable inspiration as well as being part of the wider movement to help remove any barriers to participation. Visit my site Mud, Chalk & Gears