day 20: lost in the woods
Lord have mercy, this whole writing challenge thing has been so great for my brain and my heart. And the hits just keep coming! Today's prompt is all the things to me.
The outdoors, and forests in particular, have always been the place where I feel most at home. I am most alive, most alert, most comfortable with discomfort, when I am in the woods. And over the last year or so of difficult life change and dramatic rediscovering, the woods have been my home. It is always here that I am able to quiet my busy, distracted, fear-focused mind and make sense of a life that gets a little overwhelming and difficult sometimes.
I have been graced with epiphany moments and joyful tears and spontaneous laughter and a healing, healthy body by way of getting lost in the woods. And I have reconnected with the wild woman that has always lived inside of me, the true Me that I have had glimpses of throughout my life. She has surfaced through the forced feeding of emotional rediscovery I've undergone. And she's fucking amazing.
I'm still learning, and discovering, and bushwhacking my way through life. And I still feel lost pretty regularly on how to deal with a lot of things. But lost in the woods I am not.
It's there that I'm found.