Intersections between the Natural and the City Selves

by Sarah Devika Sumnauth

Today was a day of epic proportion. I climbed the Stawamus Chief, which is a hiking trail straight up the side of a mountain for roughly 2 and a half hours. It was intense because parts of it had a lot of stairs and other parts had me going over rocks and tree trunks, scaling monolith walls by holding onto chains and in general mountaineering the shit out of it.

It was sooo much fun!

Now normally this isn’t my day to day activity, but I must say that getting out of the office has its benefits. Especially those involving epic photo ops overlooking vast lakes and mountains off in the distance.

My whole thing here has to do with enjoying the natural aspects of hiking while also maintaining who I am, with my connection to the city. I think it’s a fascinating intersection between the two for me, and that’s really a unique expression that I put forth out into the world. I think we’re all unique in that way too, because we all have our own unique set of experiences that show us the way when were trekking up the side of a mountain or strutting down a busy city street. Both are cool and valid. If you can work it, even better.

I have to say that this topic has my fascination right now. I look forward to more insights into it as the days pass. Not too many left on this vacation, but just enough to make sure that I get some more really great photos to bring back to Tdot with me. Boooyah!

So let me ask you a quick question. How do you nurture both sides of your personality, (if you have two or multiple cool) so that you stay feeling balanced? Do you do something special? Leave me a comment and let me know what does it for you as an outdoorsy girl and a city girl. And if you liked this blog, share it with your friends!