Dices open journey journal Day 5 Dare2Bare "show your bikini" and I'm feeling myself in these mountains today. I've been traveling so I'm playing catch up + no bikinis here but improvised overalls and what's underneath. I love this body of mine. I have to care for it more than ever. ••
Today I drove to Mitchell mountain instead of mount Mitchell. God, it took me 45 minutes there and I went to the wrong destination? I came to the only home I know far away from home just to get lost. .
Asheville is where I come to clear my head, refresh, renew. Something, whatever it is, gets me here.
So back to my careless hikers story and no bikinis (I don't even know how many miles I hiked today.. 10?) I had first arrived at a gated community with a private passcode to realize I'm not where I thought I was. Then I realized I typed wrong in my GPS so I log in the correct location to see I'm almost 2 HOURS away from the highest peak of Asheville.. this was my intention. I needed air.I started to get upset. I even started to cry. I was already off to such a late start and I leave tomorrow and leaving with an unfulfilled heart was not what I came here to do. So I just said fuck it, I came here to release.. I'm going on an epic hike and it's going to be beautiful.. just what Ive been craving. I've got my best friends ashes in my back pack, crystals of course lol, sage, and a yoga mat..
I get to Catawba falls and I'm still bummed it's not the place I wanted to be but I trusted it because everything in my life is pretty much serendipitous. I just wasn't in an awesome mood compared to an hour earlier when I had all my windows down blaring Elvis Costello.
I get there and so on the trail I go and man, the air,the breeze,the environment, great.
I find an alternate trail that led to this beautiful stream down below. I slid my way down there, removed my layers, and danced around topless on rocks and told myself I will get free where I need to be:here now. I mean when things don't always go according to plan, you just accept what is. I accept and appreciate the body I live in. --- next post #butisattva