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3 things I learned from a walk in the woods

The day was drawing to a close. 2017 was nearly done. I’d walked the tracks in my neighbouring reserve many times before and was out with our dog Jax for my last reserve walk in 2017. I thought I knew all the tracks. I decided to walk further than usual, it was fabulous being out in one of my favourite places in nature. Next minute, Jax dived off down a bank in a different direction to the way we were going. For some reason, I decided to follow her and noticed a path that I didn’t know existed.
The start to the track was fairly well covered in foliage but then it opened out and was easy to follow. Being steeper than other tracks in the reserve, it was a not-so-well travelled path.

I continued on until I came to a tree blocking the path. Which way now?

The way was clear in another direction
and I knew where that would take me.

​It was step, there was no path and I had
​to make my own way.

​Up I went.

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What did I learn?

  1. Look what I’d been missing! Perhaps I hadn’t been open to looking for new trails on other occasions, I thought I knew where they all were. This got me thinking – where else in my life have I been overlooking new openings and new beginnings?
  2. Sometimes the path ahead is very unclear and appears to be unchartered territory despite knowing where we want to get to. The message – Go for it and trust my intuition. Do a quick risk analysis and ask what’s the worst thing that can happen and can I deal with that? Worst case I would have had to turn around and retrace, nothing major. 
  3. The New Year is a great time for new beginnings and new directions but don’t limit myself to this. Every minute of every day is new. Be curious, be interested, open my eyes and my mind, it’s up to me to forge my own path. I always have a choice even when the road ahead seems blocked, dark or unattractive which it sometimes does. Sure it’s not always easy, dare to be courageous.  

​I now have another track to include in my loop of the reserve that is more challenging, giving variety and a road less travelled.

Be a trailblazer in 2018 and create your own path and future. It’s your choice. 
Be open, I wonder what else is possible? 


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You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight 
​of the shore. 

Christopher Columbus
It takes courage to make changes to your lifestyle. And effort. 
Having guidance and support along the way from someone who’s been there can make all the difference. I’m here to help, let that person be me.

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