If you had asked me 10 years ago if I enjoyed camping I wouldn’t even have been open to trying it.
I couldn’t understand why someone would choose to sleep outside. And I HATE bugs.
I finally tried it 3 years ago, and have been in LOVE with it ever since! The first time we went my youngest was only 3 months old. There were so many things to figure out. I was still breastfeeding and even still recovering.
It was definitely a lot of work. But it didn’t scare me off because 2 weeks later we were exploring a new campsite again!
There was this incredible feeling I had when I was out camping.
The first two feelings that come to mind when I think of camping are peace and calm. There is something simply euphoric about being surrounded by trees, hearing the birds and life just slowing right down.
Now we’ve gone on many, many camping trips.
Each one brought countless laughs and memories.
So here are 6 reasons I love camping!!
I never truly appreciated the sky until I saw it camping. Being away from the city took away the city lights. Camping gives me an opportunity to slow down and notice the sky.
Camping taught me how very little I need to thrive. I think sometimes all the options at home can be overwhelming. When I’m camping, my only options are whatever I remembered to pack.
I was able to try things I wouldn’t have otherwise. I’ve experienced some beautiful hikes, canoe-ing, bonfires, storm clouds, and so much more.
Peace and quiet! The day to day routine can get chaotic and loud. Taking a step back into peace and quiet is so rejuvenating.
Being close to water. I love setting up my beach chair right on the water and watching my kids splash and play in the beach and sand.
Currently our campgrounds are closed due to COVID-19, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they will open up for summer.
Do you have a favorite summer hobby?
Love Always, N
P.S. Don’t forget to read my last blog post about SCENTS!