Yesterday, I tried something I have never done before in my life. I went on a hike. And it wasn’t just a solid dirt path through the woods, it was a rocky slope up a ridge that overlooks all of the town. So this was going to be quite a first time for someone that doesn’t enjoy the outdoors as much.
As I looked ahead of me, I saw the huge path towering up to the sky. It seemed like it just didn’t stop. I knew this would require a little bit of exercise, but I didn’t sign up to be Jack climbing the bean stalk. Before I took that first step, a little voice screamed in my head to run back to my house, lock myself in my dark room, and just play Xbox. While I won’t be giving up my gaming controller anytime soon, another part of me was excited and pushed me to take that giant stride to start.
What I thought was going to be a form of torture with running tired out to be the most relaxing thing I did all weekend. I wasn’t sweating or huffing and puffing. I was at ease and just enjoying every step I took. I saw things I see everyday from a different point of view and it was beautiful. There weren’t any cars whizzing by or loud construction noises. It was just the sun shining down, a cool breeze making the trees sway, and me in my own state of mind.
The long hill that I thought was never ending only took about fifteen minutes to hike up. I was actually disappointed and didn’t want it to end, but the view from the top had me speechless and made every step worth the trip. I could see everything up there from the town to mountains and even a lake. It was almost like someone painted a picture of how beautiful the world was. And the best part about it was it seemed like it never ended. I jus took it all in and felt at ease with everything in my life.
If there’s one thing I could take away from this, its two things. One, the best things in life are the ones you have to wait for and work at. The road may seem endless and hard, but in the end it will all be worth it. Second, the view may have been breath-taking, but the fun part was the journey up there. This is exactly what life is all about. It’s not about going from point A to point B. Its about the journey and the experience getting there. You might know where you want to end up in life, but you never know the great mysteries that the joinery has in store for you.