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Photo Friday: Mountain

January 11, 2008

(Click on photo for full size.) Photographed in Big Bear, California.

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Big Bear Weekend

January 30, 2007

Last weekend was just amazing. I’ve lived in Southern California for almost 13 years now and had never been to Big Bear. It’s a popular winter destination here, because there’s snow! It’s amazing, because you can go surfing and skiing in the same day. Pretty nifty, if you ask me.

Anyway, my friend Cat has friends who have a house up in the mountains there (that they weren’t using) and seeing that we needed a break from the city, her and a friend of hers (now a friend of mine, too) went up to commune with nature for the weekend. We left Friday afternoon and stayed until Sunday afternoon. Saturday we went on a nice, long hike around the lake there and then headed up one of the hikes in the San Bernardino National Forest. We didn’t stay on trail, but just wandered up the mountain, until we hit the peak and then made our way back down again.

Everywhere I looked was beauty and I think I annoyed them by stopping to take so many photos. But, I couldn’t help it! I wanted to capture the breathtaking scenery and take it home with me to share with you. Here is my favorite photo of the batch:

Big Bear

I took MANY more photos, of which I will put up in a Big Bear album when I can find the time.

I know I’ve seemed pretty negative lately and a bit scattered, but I think all I needed was to get grounded again. The trip was exactly what I needed to feel "whole" again. See, I tend to feel a little fragmented and my "center" askew when I spend too much time away from nature (and the wonderful silence it holds). I always know I need to take a walk in nature when my insomnia is at its worst.

During the trip, I had a lot of time to think about my job situation and I’ve decided to leave the clinic and look for another job. Although, this time it won’t involve my vet tech skills. Seems a little strange, I know, but there are many reasons for my decision of which I will explain later. All in all, it’s the right thing to do and I will be happier in the long run. 🙂

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