Fiery Gizzard has quickly become one of my favorite hikes since moving to Nashville. Whether it's a full weekend campout or just a short day hike to Raven's Point and back, I can always count on losing myself on that trail and re-charging my soul. Before living in Nashville, TN, I lived outside of Houston in Cat Spring, Texas. I had a tiny white farm house on a good size lot with two huge trees that had to be over 100 years old. I miss sitting on my porch hammock and listening to the wind blow through the leaves and branches. My weekend getaways were either a spring dip outside of Austin or heading to Galveston to skate the boardwalk and enjoy the salty air and sound of waves crashing. Man, I could listen to waves forever.
Once I settled into a new life in Nashville, I discovered something about myself. I need time outdoors. With the nearest ocean about 8 hours away, I then discovered my love for the mountains. I don't think it competes with my love for the desert or the sea, but it's a good love. Once I'm on a trail, I could hike until my legs fall off. After the first hour, my crazy brain of mine finally shuts up and I'm able to be at peace. I can feel my face relax and I don't have to keep reminding myself to unclench my jaw. It's the perfect reset.
How do you re-charge after a noisy week of work?