I started hiking because of my husband (although he was not my husband at the time). Just to clarify – he did not make me go hiking. He liked hiking, and I wanted to see if I did too because… you know, try new things, baby! Turns out, I did like it… A LOT!
From this love of hiking, and generally just being out in the forest, I started going out alone. This caused much concern in some people. I heard things like, “It’s dangerous out there.” “I don’t like you going out on your own.” “You never know what could happen.” “There’s crazy people everywhere.” And the like. Now- these things are all true, and to the people who said this to me: I love you. Thank you. I hear you. Also- This post is for you.