The second in my park series is Virginia Kendall in Peninsula, Ohio. I had never hiked in this park before, but I will definitely be going back some time soon. The first thing I immediately noticed is that the trail to the Overlook is a bit more primitive, so you have to watch your step. Depending on how fast you go, you can get your heart rate up.
I like to take some time at the end of the week to decompress and emotionally prepare for the next week. Yoga used to be my safe haven, but since I haven’t found a new home studio, I’ve resorted to hiking and biking. Lately, there has been a lot weighing on my mind. Most of it has been pretty heavy and will take some time to sort through. My future is an ever pressing matter and although clarity has developed in certain areas, others have shifted out of focus.
I spend a lot of time talking about strength and working through things with positive thinking, but that’s not always so easy. I struggle with self-doubt and fear in many areas of my life (specifically the romantic and career aspects). Although, I’ve gained the ability to continue to live my life, those doubts still seem to be ever present. It’s like a looming cloud and at times I feel like I’m floating through life in a haze. I’m there, but not fully present.
There’s still a lot of emotional and mental work that I need to put in and that’s becoming more and more apparent as I take on more responsibility and add more people into my circle. Honestly, I’m still terrified of all of this, but to let that fear conquer me would not be like me at all.
Here’s a few more photos from the hike:
Thanks for reading,