This year I’ve been working on a little personal experiment I like to call “Heck Ya!” I have been trying to be more self-aware of when opportunities present themselves, where I would have formerly thought them over, decided how they could or could’t fit into my schedule and generally over-thought all the options. I’m trying to just say YES! I have dear friend that lives what seems like in another state at times, but really is just an hour away. When she asked if I could meet halfway for a hike, I knew this was one of my times when I could just say “heck ya!” While I realize saying yes to everything may not in itself be the best thing, there is something about being self-aware of those “heck ya” moments that feels so dang good. I actually say “heck ya” out loud even if I’m alone at my desk while responding to an email. I just feels good! Try it!
This Heck Ya day led to seeing a beautiful part of the SF Bay Area I haven’t been to before. It led to a stunning 6.5 mile hike through green grassy hills, wildflower fields and along a happy little creek. It also ended up being a day of rejuvenation with an old friend. She even brought us a picnic lunch. I’m so glad I said HeckYa! What will you say “Heck Ya!” to this week?