I love a good wander. I like to just get up and walk. It clears my head, makes me happy and puts my mind at ease. I live in a pretty quiet part of Yorkshire, some mornings you’re lucky if you pass one person. One of my favourite things to do is wander down the old roads and pathways that I occasionally forget about. Around the UK, you always see those little green signs that say “public footpath” and I usually ignore them. Today I decided to wander down one, even if it meant passing through a field of sheep which (although cute) aren’t my all-time favourite animal.
They’re friendly most of the time, but I have been head-butted by a mama sheep once and it’s safe to say I’m not totally at ease until I’m out of their line of site. That’s easier said than done though, sheep will watch you even after you walk away, I always lose the staring competition.
I take walks and like to adventure around because it helps to clear my mind. Headphones or not, there’s something about being outside that helps me feel at peace. I’m trying to make more time during the day to get outside, because it’s not always easy when your home is your office.
In the winter it feels like there’s only five hours of light so you have to make the most of it to feel productive. But sometimes, I need to get outside to feel productive! And a little break never hurt anybody.
Sometimes I like to keep my adventures local because it helps me appreciate the area I live in just that little bit more. I didn’t always live in a small village, I actually grew up closer to the city centre and going for walks at random times of the day just wasn’t that safe.
My family moved further away from the dangerous areas of town so I could get into a better school (which fortunately, I did) and we’ve lived here ever since. Even though it’s years since I’ve been in school, I’m still so happy I live in this cute little spot in Yorkshire and can walk around whenever I like.
A weekend wander has become a bit of an essential now. It’s almost part of my routine and something I really look forward to. Even if it’s just ten minutes out of the house, it makes all the difference. I use my weekends to blog, take photos and do all the boring admin bits that keeps my little site running. Staring at a computer screen for hours on end is mind-numbing, so it’s nice to step out and stare at something else for a while.