It really is the little things in life that bring me so much joy. This evening I went on a run through some fields and meadows in the pouring rain. Just me lots of mud, a handful of damp rabbits and a very confused grouse.
I love running, the freedom and space to just get away from the everyday hum of life for a while. But running in the rain is just the most exhilarating thing. The way the cool summer rain hits my warm skin, making it tingle just makes me feel so alive. There is something about the emptiness of a place in the rain as well. I was running along a path I have been walking all my life but only really seeing for the first time. It’s my own little corner of the world and it’s magical.
It got me thinking about how many places I haven’t seen yet. things that may be just on my doorstep. Things I really ought to have seen having grown up just outside the dales, but somehow I have just managed to miss. I want to start to see them. To rediscover the place I call home. I want to find the hidden gems that are off the beaten track and see the places that tourists flock to from all over the world. In a way, it seems sad that I haven’t done this earlier but maybe I wouldn’t have appreciated it the same way I will now.
Do you know any cool hidden places where you live that are worth going to see? Or are they still out there waiting for you to discover?
Till next time!