|Me- Forest Bathing|
Fast forward to this past week. It was probably the worst week at the hospital in a long time. Just busy, understaffed, it wasn't one big thing, just a million little things. Two of my girlfriends and I had been planning for weeks to go to Copper Falls State Park on Saturday, but by Friday night, I was at my wit's end and almost texted to back out, but by the time it slowed down enough at work to do that, it was already after 10pm.
Saturday morning was drizzly and looked miserable. I called my mom and was telling her about all the little things that were going on, and they were so crazy- like hunting the hospital for chocolate pudding after the kitchen was closed because a patient insisted on chocolate- not vanilla, not yogurt, only chocolate pudding. I just started laughing at the ridiculousness of it, and then I started crying because it's just all so crazy. After I got off the phone, I texted my friend to be sure we were still on. She thought the rain was going to clear off, so she thought we should give it a shot.
Well, we did. On the two hour drive to Copper Falls we discovered that all three of us had had yucky weeks and we just vented a little and talked about life. By the time we got to the park, it was chilly, but not raining and we were ready to give it a go.
|Bad River- Seriously, that's it's name.|
So, if you're stressed out, and can't get in for a massage, get to the woods. Find the nearest state park or county park and just get out. Bring some water, some granola bars, and just start walking. Make sure you know where you're going though. Getting lost will probably just add to your stress, so try to avoid that. :)
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