Hidden Falls Trail
Hiking allows me to be present in every step of the way.
On the weekends that I visit my brother, we would sometimes go for a drive to a nearby trail and have a quick getaway from the city life. It's one of the ways we have our brother-sister-bonding, and I've come to appreciate these moments ever since I moved to California.
I have always been attuned to nature, and hiking has long since become my favorite activity ever since I went with my sister in Hawaii. One of the things that I love about it is that it allows me to reconnect with my thoughts and reflect on certain things, while I get to appreciate the moment. Ever since I was young, I have had this fascination with Mother Earth, and I continuously marvel at its beauty and abundance.
I would say that I'm a very curious person and I would always explore, question and observe the space around me. Which is why, during hikes I try to absorb and appreciate as much as I can. I look for patterns, colors, and subtleties in nature that help me to be aware of the moment and of my surroundings. In my daily routine, I get caught up in the past and the future, always looking back and planning ahead.
Sometimes I find myself needing to slow down and hiking gives me that sense of peace and fulfilment with a renewed energy and mindset. I go through the journey, present in every moment and in every step of the way.