SEASONS AND BEYOND BLOG
The forest, my not-so-secret hideout, isn't just an escape; it's where I channel my inner woodland fairy, gracefully dodging the hurdles of adulthood. This connection isn't a newfound adult love; I've been doing this nature thing since I was knee-high.
The mushroom season holds a special place in my heart, a time when the grown-ups pursued their porcini quests, and I, a child with boundless imagination, revelled in my woodland kingdom.These are the memories I hold dear, and remarkably, not much has changed.
I deliberately pencil in my weekly forest fix, sometimes doubling down because, let's be real, adulting needs an escape plan.
Weather, with its mood swings, doesn't ruffle my feathers. Whether basking under a sunny canopy or getting a mud bath in the rain, I relish it all—every element, every sensation. It's in these moments that I feel truly alive.
My forest excursions are a multi-sensory feast—I gather, touch, photograph, listen, record the nature sounds, find a quiet spot to sit, lay down, read, meditate—whatever the mood dictates. Life, in those woods, unfolds like a story, and after each expedition, I emerge refreshed, in harmony with myself, and considerably calmer.
Silesia - my home, to the surprise of many, offers expansive stretches of forest practically at my doorstep—nature's gift, free for the taking. I have my secret map of favourite spots—shh, top secret! But ... I hope you have yours too!
If you still need a nudge in terms of planning your woodland getaways, let me share three the most obvious benefits forest is always ready to give you:
Step into a world of ever-changing seasons and beyond, where we uncover life's adventures, explore new horizons, and embrace the beauty of each moment with open hearts and curious minds.