It’s Friday and it’s fall.  It’s my favorite time of year and so I’m going to drift off topic today….

My husband and I are avid outdoors people.  We come from families that love the outdoors.  We’ll take it in any shape we can get it.  Hiking, fishing, camping, hunting….it’s all awesome.  I always wish I had more time to be in the woods and that’s a huge part of why I moved back to Cambridge from Chicago. My husband hiked 600 miles of the Appalachian trail solo over 10 weeks.  I’m still in awe of that.  I’ve hiked the Inca trail 31 miles to Machu Picchu.  I’ve ridden my bike 500 miles across Iowa.

I think one of my favorite things about being an outdoors person, especially a hunter, is the amount of sunrises and sunsets you get to see.  There’s this great time in the morning that is called the blue hour.  This also happens at night but it feels so pronounced in the morning.  I’ve walked out to my stand or hiked up onto a ridge in the pitch black.  As I sit there, the quality of the light changes oh so slowly.  The sun is still well below the horizon but the black is letting way to blue….and you can start to make out your surroundings.  It’s wonderful, quiet, calm….I prefer it a little cold.

Then as it gets just a little lighter you get to watch the world wake up.  It’s the stuff that’s happening regardless of politics, regardless of the economy.  Birds start chirping, squirrels are running around, turkeys are flying out of their roosts and yelping.  That’s just something you don’t get to see if you don’t have a reason to be outside to witness it.  It’s what makes me happiest and it’s the reason I decided to work for myself.  I wanted to make sure I was in a position to do the things I loved most.

Have a great weekend everyone!