This summer has been tough. New house, new bills and new projects. I’ve struggled mentally a number of times and today I feel rejuvenated.

I went for a hike. I have missed the woods. I need the woods. I thought the quiet and peace of our new house was enough but it’s not.

So today I took a sick day. I took a day to address my mental health. I have been distracted at work and having trouble focusing. I hope this helps.

I met up with a friend and her dogs and she took me to a place not frequented by others. The dogs got to run and play off leash. We got to chat and absorb nature. At the end, the dogs got to swim and Vader even voluntarily swam after sticks. He is growing up!