I wanted to spend some time to write a blog post on nature and how much I appreciate it. I feel extremely connected to that natural world, and I always have been. I am not the most environmentally sustainable individual, but I have always appreciated nature and what it brings to our lives. I live with my fiance and we are always outside just enjoying the backyard, the lake, going for bike rides around the block, and more. We will leave our phones at home, grab our portable radio, and ride around the block a few times just to see what it going on around our community. This is definitely a conscious effort, though. Our society and the way they view the natural world has changed so much even over the past few decades. We are so technology reliable and an indoor society- we are glued to our phones at all times and we do not spend nearly enough time outside enjoying the sunshine. As a society, we have to make a conscious effort to put the phones down and get outdoors or else we will waste our life not enjoying the little things. This is why it is so important- it is so simple. It is relaxing for you to go outside, let go of the stress for a few minutes, and just breathe. That is how we use it! We get so caught up in school, work, family, paying bills, etc. that we forget how lucky we are to have those struggles. When we go outside and do something as simple as take a bike ride and listen to the birds, it really brings us to reality of how lucky we are to simply live.
I hope this little blog about how much we love riding our bikes around the block encourages you to get outside, too! 🙂