I work from home. The cabin fever is real. Somehow, though, the solitude of being in the woods is so much more desirable than sitting at home on my laptop all day (can you believe it?).
There’s nothing better than breaking out of the day-to-day craziness and getting some separation from people and the real world. I stand firmly behind the belief that everyone needs to be a little bit introverted sometimes. Getting that solo refreshment is top notch. My favorite vehicle for this is getting out. Outside. Out of the city, out into the woods, out in the mountains, out on the ocean, someplace that is 100% confirmed as OUT.
I will be honest, most of my adventures have been with other people, so the full “isolation” thing isn’t completely accurate when it comes to the my outings. Whether it’s a grueling day hike with some above-my-level hikers, a backpacking escapade with my boyfriend, or a camping trip with a “I don’t know who else is going, we’ll find out when we get there” style crew, there’s still plenty of clear headspace and moments to myself.
Now, I will not for a second deny that I love talking to my cat all day, but befriending outdoor critters will always hold a special place on my solo quest to-do list. Any doubts on this, and you need to reconsider your decision to read a blog that is literally only about squirrel related things. And to this point, I present this (non-squirrel, but squirrel related) cheese-thieving chipper!
He took my buddy Pete’s breakfast cheddar. Pete was a little bummed, but we decided to let the munk hang out. The “well it’s not like you’re not going to eat it now anyways” perspective helped rationalize the outcome of the situation.