Sometimes you need a reminder that the universe is big and you and your problems are a very small part of it. It’s hard not to get bogged down with personal issues and the state of the world and just feel completely hopeless. My dad had to have emergency heart surgery, he made it through and it was successful but has had some complications. We are hoping for the best and I’m sure that everything will be fine but I’m still feeling overwhelmed and upset and I think feeling something is ok. Addison and I drove to Sonora for the surgery because I wanted to be there. On the way back, we drove the long way and stopped by the coastal redwoods near Crescent city. Being outside is my favorite thing and I’m very thankful that I grew up with the privilege of my dad taking me outside nearly every weekend. Thank you.