This past summer, I have been enjoying spending time in nature a lot… I think it started somewhere around June when I ended up spending a day in the Massif de la Chartreuse for a little seminar… And then came July and a 4-day seminar in the same area. I was staying in this lovely retreat center in this tiny village in the middle of almost nowhere and the view from my window was just gorgeous. I would go to bed with my windows wide open and felt so close to nature.
On the first evening, I went for a run in the area and it simply was so pleasant to run surrounded by mountains. I felt I could keep going for so much longer than I usually run. On the second evening, I went for a swim in a nearby lake and it felt amazing. And then, I was hooked. All I wanted was to be surrounded by lakes and mountains.
So at first, I went and spent the day by the lake d’Aiguebelette. There again, there was water and mountains… But soon enough, I wanted to start hiking upwards in order to see those beautiful lakes from higher. So I decided to hike back up the Dent du Chat… I asked around to see if any of my friends would want to tag along but
I guess I need new friends everybody was either busy or out of town. And I know that it is not such a good idea to go hiking alone but I simply was not willing to give it up and stay home. So off I went and spent an amazing day!
There were a couple of more walks/hikes here and there with some friends.
In a couple of days, I am going back out there alone… I am very well aware of bla bla bla [sic] so I emailed my hiking trail to a friend in advance so that at least one person would know where I am and could potentially check on me. I even thought about inviting other friends to come with me but the truth is that I like being alone these days and I really do not feel like chatting much… Sometimes, sharing is overrated and experiencing something in silence is the best way to fully breath it in. Wish me luck!