This past weekend Willie and I took a camping trip. The reason we took this camping trip is because we had been feeling burnt out from working 6 days each week for the past couple months and needed a refresher. We needed to get away from everyone and everything for a little while. Taking a camping trip is the perfect way to escape. So that’s exactly what we did. We requested off work, packed our things, and headed for camp grounds not too far from where we live. The camp grounds we went to had a shooting range and miles of nature trails. While we were out camping, we left our phones in Willie’s truck and only used them when we needed them. Getting away from social media, friends, and work for a little while turned out to be very refreshing. We were able to actually be with each other in the present and not worry about what everyone else was doing. We learned even more about each other too. I thought I knew all there was to know about Will since I’ve been dating him for almost 2 years and live with him. That proved to be false though. Even after our trip I am still learning things about him, I just needed the trip to get out of the same old rut. It’s good to take a breather every once in a while.
A camping trip, in my opinion, is the best way to take a breather. You have no technology, no stores, and not really any other people around. You get to spend time with yourself and whoever else you are with. Spend the day exploring and then cook hot dogs and s’mores over a fire, or just do absolutely nothing, it’s up to you.
So if you are sick of work, feeling burnt out and need some time away from the usual, go camping. It will help you find yourself, realize how good you have it, and give you time to relax. Willie and I had a great time and are even closer after our trip. Here are some pictures from our weekend.