“turkey neck” camping trip

A group of friends and I spent this weekend camping at Elk Neck State Park, and it was so much fun!  Amongst the normal camp-y things, like a campfire and s’mores, we hiked to Turkey Point Lighthouse (some of us, myself included, taking a little detour on the way back via a secondary trail through a ravine) and later that afternoon, another hiking tour via the Beaver Creek Loop, where I caught two frogs (I may have just let my prince hop right out of my hands) and ran after a “teenage beaver who needs to move out of it’s parents dam.”  It was good for the mind, body and soul.  So much so that I felt literal and figurative muscles relax.  I definitely need to do this more often!

As a little side note – I usually photo document *everything* but it was relaxing to leave my camera at home.  I can’t say I’ll do it again, but it was a nice change of pace, and fun to view everything through two eyes and no lens.  Hope to have pics to post next time, though.

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About Heather.B

I'm a thirty-something (how did I get so old?!) esthetician (Jan 2009), soon-to-add holistic services (Jan 2013), and then onto business school with a few more endeavors in the works. Stayed tuned though as this changes often. I call it "what-to-be-when-I'm-a-grown-up ADD" - but here's a great quote of encouragement if you're similar in nature: “The experience of centering was one I particularly sought because I thought of myself as dispersed, interested in too many things. I envied people who were ‘single-minded,’ who had one powerful talent and who knew when they got up in the morning what it was they had to do. Whereas I, wherever I turned, felt the enchantment: to the window for the sweetness of the air; to the door for the passing figures; to the teapot, the typewriter, the knitting needles, the pets, the pottery, the newspaper, the telephone. Wherever I looked I could have lived. It took me half my life to come to believe I was okay even if I did love experience in a loose and undiscriminating way and did not know for sure the difference between good and bad. My struggles to accept my nature were the struggles of centering.” – [from Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person by Mary Caroline Richards] I'm a lover of animals (especially my bird and cat), my niece and nephew (and #3 on HER way), and plants; an avid crochet-er (and other crafty things), amateur photographer, baker extraordinaire, dreamer of travels far away (camping and road trips settle me for now), searcher of different music, and beloved daughter of The King. Add in a penchant for being taught new things, and you've got a good idea of what you're dealing with here. I, also, have an endocrine disorder (PCOS) that causes me to have a low carb diet and an insatiable appetite for holistic health (along with a big butt) - I console myself with the reminder that there are worse things, like being eaten by an alligator. Lastly, I've found I get bored easily and procrastinate like it's my job. So who knows how steadily I'll contribute to this. Welcome! If you choose to read this, I've warned you fairly ;), and I really hope you enjoy the variety of my life. Please send me a note and let me know about you!

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