Letters Home 💌 #15
Writing from: Banff, Alberta
Dear Ones —
About six weeks ago, I wrote on Field Notes about how, each day, I need to prioritize my well-being. “I’m putting that out to you as I head into this short summer season here in the Rockies,” I wrote. “Life is short. It’s up to me to balance my days with things I enjoy doing, that lift me up, and match my (proclaimed) values.”
I’m feeling joy as I report that, while not every week has been balanced, I took a heck of a lot of time off this summer. I was thinking about it the other day: I’ve hiked to Larch Valley and C-Level Cirque with Maya, scrambled up Saddle Mountain and Cirque Peak, hiked the entire Rockwall Trail, gone camping with the whole family, and also gone camping on my own. There hasn’t been a lot of downtime between all those outings, but my goal was to get out there, and I did.
It’s been a really good summer. And it’s true what people say about how when you finally kick yourself in the rear and get the gears turning again, you feel so much better. The ‘feeling …