18th Oct 21 – I want THAT

When we see photos on Instagram, we’re often lulled into a sense of ‘I want that’. 

This photo is of me and a couple friends camped up in the hills in the Cairngorms, watching the the moon rises in the distance.

Looks amazing right? What it doesn’t tell you is …

The walk to get there was one of the least enjoyable walks of my life! It was one of the hottest days of the year, I was carrying 20kg on my back, and we went ‘off piste’ wading through thick heather! 

Additionally, that view, I didn’t even get to enjoy it. There wasn’t a breath of wind in the air, so the midges swarmed in and made life hell outside of the tent! 

The reality is so often different from the snapshot in time we share … try and remember that when you’re feeling envious, what you have ‘isn’t enough’, or you’re feeling ‘not enough’.

To be clear … I still love camping on hills!

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