I have learned so much from being outdoors on my hunting & fishing adventures that have nothing to do with the harvest or the catch.
Being outdoors has taught me patience; you cannot rush nature. I have struggled with this; however, learning to be patient and persistent while waiting for the right moment allows me to achieve more successful end goals.
Being outdoors has taught me a great deal about trust and faith. Trusting myself, my instincts, my knowledge, and other people. Pushing my limits during hunting and fishing adventures has taught me to believe in myself.
Being outdoors has shown me grace. It is forgiving and non-judgmental. It is an environment where you can just be yourself and grow at your own pace.
Being outdoors has taught me to stay focused, follow the course and go the distance. I have spent many days waiting for my target animal, and have learnt not to give up, even when things don't go as planned. Instead, I refocus, settle down, breath, and carry on.
Being outdoors has taught me strength. There are days I must dig deep to finish even when I'm cold, scared, and tired. It is in those moments that I find my real strength.
Being outdoors has taught me respect for nature and myself. When I genuinely listen while being outdoors, there is much to learn.
Respecting what the outdoors wants to teach me, is a gift like no other.
What has the outdoors taught you?